Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) now comes with Bixby

Samsung in its home country introduces Bixby to the mid-range Galaxy A7 (2017)

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Highlights

    • Samsung has launched the Galaxy A7 (2017) in South Korea
    • The South Korean variant of the Galaxy A7 comes with Bixby
    • There is no dedicated button like in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to access Bixby

Samsung in January unveiled the Galaxy A7 (2017). Now, the company has launched this smartphone in South Korea, their home country, with one additional feature that no other country got with the Galaxy A7. Samsung Galaxy S7 on its South Korean variant comes with Bixby Samsung’s own Artificial Intelligence (AI) as reported by Android Authority. Bixby wasn’t provided on the units that were launched worldwide. Now, the Galaxy A7 has become the first smartphone in the mid-range segment to come with Samsung’s AI.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus recently received an update in South Korea enabling voice control capabilities. However, the Samsung Galaxy A7(2017) doesn’t fully support Bixby as it still does not have voice control capabilities. Also, it does not have a button dedicated to access the digital assistant like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Currently, there is no news on whether Bixby will make through to other Galaxy A7 devices worldwide or not. However, if Samsung decides to bring this feature to the other Galaxy A7 devices also, it could be done with an over-the-air (OTA) update.

The device will be sold exclusively at SK Telecom in South Korea. It comes in three colour variants – Black Sky, Peach Cloud, and Gold Sand. The website already has started taking pre-orders for it. The device is priced at 5,88,500 won (Approx. Rs. 33,138).

In terms of specifications, The phone hasn’t changed a bit and still has the same specifications. It sports a 5.7-inch FullHD display along with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of Internal Storage expandable via microSD card. It is powered by an Exynos 7880 SoC and all of this is backed by a 3,600mAh battery. It also comes with an IP68 rating, which means it is dust resistant and can survive a dip of one and a half meters till 30 minutes.