Samsung has announced its very own triple-camera phone (four cameras if you include the front snapper), which means Huawei is no longer unique in this regard.
However, the new Galaxy A7 is not a flagship phone, nor does it utilise the cameras in the same way (a RGB and monochome sensor for ‘normal’ shots and a separate telephone lens for zooming).
With the Samsung setup, the Galaxy A7 comprises a 24-megapixel lens with a ‘depth lens’ to adjust the depth of field.
The third camera is a 120-degree ultra wide lens, more akin to how LG has favoured multiple camera setups.
On the front is an equally impressive 24-megapixel camera.
The phone also has Samsung’s intelligent Scene Optimizer, which recognises scenes and optimises the camera settings accordingly.
It might seem odd to release something like this ahead of the next Galaxy S flagship, but it has given the manufacturer an opportunity to inject new life into its mid-range handsets, as well as give a small teaser of what may be to come early next year.
Meanwhile, Nokia continues to tease with what appears to be five separate camera lenses on the back of its next flagship, so it seems that 2019 will be measured not just about image quality, but also flexibility.
Oh, and of course there’s the upcoming launch of the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro to look forward to on October 16th.
Back to the Galaxy A7, the phone also has an impressive set of specifications beyond the camera; including a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with reduced bezels, an octo-core chipset, 4-6GB of RAM (depending on variant) and 64 or 128GB of storage.
There’s also dual-band Wi-Fi, Cat 6 LTE with two carrier-aggregation, a 3,300mAh battery and Android 8 out of the box.
More details of pricing and availability in the UK will follow later.
More info: Samsung Mobile