After months of anticipation and countless leaks, Samsung Electronics has recently announced its own Bixby virtual assistant support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. And rumors and leaks suggested that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will also come with the Bixby support.
And today, the company announced that their virtual assistant has also come in the mid-range smartphone. A budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 smartphone gets the Bixby support and makes it the first mid-range phone which comes with the digital assistant support. Unfortunately, this smartphone will only available in its home country South Korea, and there is no word for whether it will launch in other markets or not.
The other specs and features remains the same. Let’s take a quick review of the smartphone’s specs; the phone has a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the screen resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels at 386 ppi pixel density. The phone comes with metal frame and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 at the front for protection as well as a 3D glass back. The handset is IP68 rated, means it comes with the water and dust resistant and will survive in one and a half meter of water for about 30 minutes.
Disappointing thing is that the phone runs on the outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The phone is powered by the Exynos 7880 octa core processor which consists of Cortez-A53 and clocked at the frequency of 1.9 GHz. For the graphic, there is a Mali-T830MP3 graphic processor.
On the storage front, the smartphone packs a 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded further up to 256GB by using MicroSD card.
Regarding the photography, the smartphone sports a 16 megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash. While on the front, there is also a 16 megapixel front facing camera for taking selfies. The phone boasts a non-removable Li-ion 3,600mAh battery.