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Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Three cameras and premium looks. But will this be enough?

Starting at Rs 23,999 and going up to Rs 28,999, the Galaxy A7 is Samsung's first three camera phone. But is it just a gimmick to lure buyers in?

Just when it looked like smartphone manufacturers had left the mindless megapixel race behind, and finally started looking at larger, more light-sensitive sensors – and software optimisations – the industry now appears to be heading towards a sensor count war. 

Though dual camera phones have been a commonplace for a while now, smartphone manufacturers are now looking at beating that number by bringing three – and even four – lenses with the camera setups of their phones. 

The latest player in this race is Samsung, which despite not jumping the gun in the flagship segment, has done so in the mid-segment with its three lens cameraphone – Galaxy A7. 

Its strategy of bringing such a flashy camera setup with a phone that starts at Rs 23,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant and goes all the way up to Rs 28,999 for the 6GB+128GB one, has raised questions over this being another gimmick to lure buyers in. 

But before we get talking about the Galaxy A7's headline feature – the triple camera setup – let's take

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