September 22, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): Triple Camera, Infinity Display, Price (India)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): Triple Camera, Infinity Display, Price (India) – One of the most anticipated SMARTPHONES of the South Korean multinational conglomerate – Samsung, is reportedly now launched. All tech-savvy beings and their mom knew that Lee Byung-Chul endowed Samsung Group (tech department especially) is going to launch remarkable Samsung Galaxy A7. 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Smartphone Product Specifications

Sensors Available Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass/ Magnetometer/ Fingerprint Sensor
Connectivity Available Near Field Communication, Global Positioning System, Bluetooth (Version 5.00), Wireless Fidelity (Supported Standard: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Operating System Android 8.0
Front Autofocus NO
Rear Autofocus YES
Front Flash YES
Rear Flash YES
Front Camera 24-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear Camera 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Central Processing Unit (CPU/ Processor) 2.2GHz octa-core
Random Access Memory (RAM) 4 GB
Expandable Storage Upto (GB) 512 (microSD Type)
Internal Storage 64 GB
Galaxy A7 Screen Size 6.00 inches
Galaxy A7 Screen Resolution 1080×2220 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Dimensions 159.80 x 76.80 x 7.50
Smartphone Colours Black, Blue, Gold, Pink
Battery Capacity 3300 (milliampere-hour)
Galaxy A7 (2018) Weight 168.00 Gram

But none of them expected the Smartphone in their hands this earlier. Seems like from Headquarters (in the capital city – Seoul), as of now Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018 edition) is launched in East Asian Country – South Korea only. While Samsung lovers will be able to spectate the set across the rest of the planet soon.Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Keeping in mind that Launch Date in India is November 28, 2018 (tentative) for Galaxy A7, let’s dig in-depth about the attainment of the same. Switching over to the specifications of 2018 edition of Samsung Galaxy A7, Processor is Octa Core, Display is 6.0″ (15.24 cm), Storage is 64 GB, Camera is 24 MP, Battery is 3300 mAh (milliampere-hour), RAM (random access memory). 

But in this burgeoning struggle in the tech industry, the number of units of smartphones sold mainly depends on it’s ‘SPECIAL FEATURES’ and not just ‘FEATURES’ or ‘SPECIFICATIONS.’ No doubt, Wireless Fidelity character will also be there as Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n.

The first part of Exceptional Features is that a Depth Lens, an Auto Focus Lens and a 120-degree Ultra Wide Lens are included in three cameras in the smartphone. And, besides infinity display, how Samsung Galaxy A7’s 2015, 2016, 2017 users forget about side fingerprint sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer kind of ‘SPECIAL FEATURES’ of Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Specifications. 

Undeniably, keeping user involvement in mind, there will be two SIM slots with SIM 1 slot and SIM 2 slot both capable of 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300 (band 40) FD-LTE 1800 (band 3) 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS: Available EDGE: Available. Universal Serial Bus connectivity primarily comprises Mass Storage Device, USB charging and microUSB 2.0.

Like other latest smartphones, the messaging feature can be accessed by the owners viz. Multimedia Message Service, Short Message Service, Electronic Mail, Push Electronic Mail, IM etc. But what most crucial is to learn that the users will be able to send SMS viz. threaded view. Undoubtedly, in these many bucks, sound quality must be excellent.

Keeping that in mind, along with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Samsung audio tech team has installed Dolby Atmos Sound which is further illustrated as “Dolby Atmos is a leap forward from the traditional stereo and surround sound, providing a uniquely immersive audio experience that makes you feel like you’re inside the story.” 

Keeping considerable particulars in mind, Central Processing Unit for Galaxy A7 is Octa-Core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and Operating System is Android 8.0 Oreo. Reportedly, mob’s favourite, Black, Blue, Gold and Pink are the colour variants in which smartphone will be feasible in the market. 

Display of the smartphone is multi-touch with Corning Gorilla Glass being used for the safeguard of the screen having resolution 1080×2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density). This 6.0 inch display Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen is made using dimensions of 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm (6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 in).

History of Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone

As a part of the crucial information, this handset is not the first of its kind but is an updated edition. Prior to this, first Samsung Galaxy A7 was unveiled in January 2015 and released in February 2018.

 Almost a year later, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016 Edition) was launched in the same year in December 2015. And again with the gap of 13 months, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) was launched in January 2017. And now with the space of almost 20 months, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018 Edition) is launched and will soon be available in the market (reportedly by the end of November 2018).

An Era of 2015 Edition: Samsung Galaxy A7

Even, Samsung Galaxy A7 was the predecessor of Samsung Galaxy Alpha and keeping first release date in mind, three years also, 2015 edition of Samsung Galaxy A7 was launched on January 12, 2015. WLAN, Bluetooth and USB were the connectivities available with 13 MP as a rear camera and 5 MP as a front camera. 2015 smartphone had non-removable Li-on 2600 mAH batter with external or removable storage of upto 64 GB and internal storage of 16 GB only. Besides, Randon Access Memory was also too less i.e. Two Giga Bytes RAM only.

In Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015 Edition), Graphics Processing Unit incorporated Dual SIM: Adreno 405 LTE: Mali-T628MP6. And Central Processing Unit incorporated – Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 (LTE/3G Dual SIM model) Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (LTE model). 

Precisely, this Galaxy A Series Samsung Brand 2015 model was known as SM-A700x (the Last letter varies by carrier & international models). And, was also super compatible with networks like 2G, 3G (UMTS/HSPA), 4G (LTE). Of this Phablet Type Smartphone, dimensions and weight were 151 mm (5.9 in) H 76.2 mm (3.00 in) W 6.3 mm (0.25 in) D and 141 Grams (5.0 oz) respectively. That means, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018 Edition) is a bit heavier than the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015) edition.

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen was also there in 2015 Edition and having chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (LTE/3G Dual SIM model) / Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (LTE model). The Android operating system at that time was not much upgraded and was Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to 6.0.1. Marshmallow).

Also, the screen of the 2015 Galaxy A7 smartphone was half inches smaller than the 2018 edition. Sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, compass, light sensor were also present at that time. Available USB was microUSB v2.0, OTG and Global Positioning System was A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependent).

An Era of 2016 Edition: Samsung Galaxy A7

In Comparison to 2015 edition Smartphone, almost all the features were upgraded. Starting with the connectivity, better it became as 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP; USB 2.0 via microUSB. Keeping Camera standards similar to the previous edition, 13 megapixels was the rear camera and 5 megapixels was the front camera.

Screen size was also same i.e. 5.5 inches (half inches smaller than Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Edition) with Super AMOLED FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 1080×1920 px. Indeed, there was an upgrade in the Battery capacity and charging mode i.e. 3300mAh (non-removable) with fast-charging. And, still, in 2018 edition, mAH for Galaxy A7 Smartphone Battery is 3300 only.

While no doubt, a lot of many users and website visitors are demanding the increment of milliampere hour of upcoming Galaxy A7 model irrespectively of the fact that next model releases in 2019, 2020 or 2021. 

Upgradation was also witnessed in Central Processing Unit or Processor as CPU of Octa-Core 1.6 GHz and Graphics Processing Unit or GPU of Mali-T720MP2 / Adreno 405. Along with, Random Access Memory upgraded from 2 Gigabytes to Three GB Ram this time and enhancing 16 GB of Storage and up to 128 GB of Extendable or Removable Storage.

But, with the release of 2015 edition of Samsung Galaxy A7, in a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere – EUROPE, Cutting off the nose to spite the face like situation arrived for the company having revenue of 22,345 crores United State Dollars (in 2017). 

As reported by Android Authority, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015) was never sold upto expectations in Europe even after having a broader availability. Reasons? Why So? Because Samsung Galaxy S6 stood as the near-direct competition and also it was deemed too expensive. Following which, again in the first quarter of 2016, Samsung Galaxy A7 was launched in Eastern Europe expecting better success than it’s predecessor.

Prior to that, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) was released on 15th December 2015 first time in China. This another model – SM-A710x (the Last letter varies by carrier & international models) of Samsung Galaxy brand and Samsung Electronics Manufacturer of Galaxy A Series was specifically given a slogan as “EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU.” 

Launch Date in China is different from the first launch date i.e. 2G, 3G (UMTS/HSPA), 4G (LTE). As the smartphone was first released on 2nd December 2015: 2 years ago. Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 edition is a 169 grams touchscreen smartphone having the slate form factor and is being operated on Original: Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop” operating system.

Although initially launched on OS Original: Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop”, but is also upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in new few months of launch. Earlier that year at the time of launch of Galaxy A7 (2016), the model got certified at China’s TENAA and the smartphone also passed through FCC Certification.

Here FCC refers to “The FCC Declaration of Conformity or the FCC label or the FCC mark is a certification mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission”

An Era of 2017 Edition: Samsung Galaxy A7

Undeniably, Cameras got flashes, battery became non-removable and many more upgrades were observed in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017). Apart from that, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR; USB-C v1.0 reversible connector, NFC were connectivity features that everyone was loving on 2nd January 2017 when Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 edition appeared in the market. 

As of now, with all updates in mind, Operating System or Samsung Galaxy A7 2015 edition can be recalled as Original: Android 6.0.1 “Marshmallow” (with Grace UX) First major update: Android 7.0 “Nougat” with Samsung Experience 8.1 Current: Android 8.0 “Oreo” with Samsung Experience 9.0. Across different countries of the planet earth, Single and Dual Sim variants are now available of 2017 edition.

Single Sim variants are available mainly in South Korea (SK Telecom), Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East etc. While Dual SIM variant of 2017 Galaxy A7 edition is accessible in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine. Different Models were also made available as SM – A720 S having central processing unit – Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880, SM – A7 20F/ DS as processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 and SM – A7 20 F model having central processing unit Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880. 

Most Important is to learn that, this Samsung Galaxy Brand and Samsung Electronics Manufacturer Smartphone was also given a slogan in Galaxy A Series i.e. Same Galaxy DNA, different attitude. Model of the same is better recognized from the code SM-A720x (the Last letter varies by carrier & international models.

Galaxy A7 2017 edition and Sony Xperia XA received security updates in the nearby days. As after that security update, 2017 smartphone Galaxy A7 arrived as firmware version A720FXXU2BQL9 and security update mainly brought the android fixed. While, Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo – SONY CORPORATION’s Sony Xperia XA received the security update that bumps the Android patch level from 5th August to November 6. After that, about phone section of Sony Xperia XA used to show the build number of 33.3.A.1.115.

On 25th April 2018, Oreo Update was rolled out in Vietnam in Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphone. While prior to this, already in Russia, Android 8.0 Oreo update was rolling out for Galaxy A3 2017 edition and Galaxy A5 2017 edition. Like always, update mainly focused on Security Patch and the build number of the same was got a jump to A720FXXU3CRD3 in the about phone section of all the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017 edition). 

After getting updated to Android version 8.0.0, software information looked like this – Samsung Experience Version 9.0, Baseband Version A720FXXU3CRD3, Kernel Version 3.18.14 – 13390708 – QB177736834 etc. SE for Android Status – Enforcing SEPF-SM-A720F – 8.0.0_0005, Thursday, April 12 23:37:00 2018, Knox Version – Knox 3.1, Knox API Level 25, TIMA 3.3.0 and much other in-depth information.

If Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 edition users don’t receive software notification, they must go to settings, then click on about phone, then click on software update and last click on check update. Otherwise, there are maximum chances that software update notification will be available. After that, the user should select “Yes, I am In”. And, once the software is downloaded, make sure to install now, once installed successfully, the phone will restart from of update.

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Imran Uddin

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