Samsung Announces Its First Triple Lens Smartphone

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Surprise! Samsung just announced its new edition to the A series — the 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7. While there were some whispers and hints of this over the last few days, it's now been confirmed that it will have a triple camera lineup — a first for its mid-range phone offering.

"Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world" said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

"That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your everyday both convenient and extraordinary."

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The A7 comes with an 8MP 120° Ultra Wide Lens, which has the same viewing angle as the human eye. It also has a 5MP Depth and 24MP lens with a live focus feature that allows control over the depth of field by adjusting the bokeh.

Samsung's intelligent Scene Optimiser is also built in and utilises AI to categorise the subject matter, as well as adjust the colour, contrast and brightness.

But let's not forget the front facing camera — it is also 24MP and comes with adjustable LED flash, Selfie Focus and a Pro Lighting Mode.

Additional specs include a 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, Dolby Atmos 2 speakers, a octa-core 2.2GHz processor, 4GB or 6Gb RAM and a 3,3000mAh battery. Not bad for a mid-range phone.

Sadly the A7 will only be available in Europe and Asia to begin with, and we're not sure that it's even headed to Australia. But we can dream.