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Looks like we won’t have to wait for the Galaxy S10 for a triple camera Samsung phone

Samsung apparently wasn't kidding about bringing innovation to its mid-range phones.

Published onSeptember 18, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) renders
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) hands-on images and press renders leak showing triple rear camera.
  • The phone also appears to feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
  • An official launch is expected on October 11.

Samsung recently promised that it would start bringing new technology and innovation to its mid-range phones before its flagships. It certainly looks like the South Korean giant will be staying true to its word if today’s Galaxy A7 (2018) leaks are anything to go by.

Based on a hands-on image and leaked press renders (thanks, GalaxyClub), it seems that the Galaxy A7 (2018) will feature a triple camera on the rear — a first for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and potentially a sign of things to come with next year’s Galaxy S10.

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Aside from the three-lens vertical camera module, which was rumored as far back as July, the latest A7 phone is expected to carry a similar spec sheet to last year’s Galaxy A8 Plus (via SamMobile). These include an Exynos 7885 SoC, up to 6GB RAM, and 64GB storage.

There’s also been some speculation that the phone will feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor — a bit like some of Sony’s previous Xperia phones — instead of the A8’s rear sensor. This style of sensor is also expected to feature on the recently leaked Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus.

If you take a good look at the renders it’s possible to make out a slight indent on the right side of the phone which suggests the rumors were spot on. Unfortunately, those hoping to see an in-display sensor, which had also been rumored, look set to be disappointed.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) leak

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is expected to be unveiled at a Samsung event on October 11. Samsung has been teasing the showcase with camera-centric taglines like “capture the fun with Samsung” and “4 x fun.” The latter definitely seems to relate to the A7, which technically has four cameras in total when counting the selfie snapper.

For those confused by Samsung’s apparent return to the A7 moniker, don’t worry, you’re probably not alone. The company had appeared to drop the name after the A7 (2017) became the A8 Plus last year, but it seems as though the rumored reshuffle of Samsung’s mid-range, and the A series’ expansion, could happen sooner rather than later.

Up next: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus look set to get Super Slow Motion video and AR Emoji

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