Samsung Galaxy A7 brings Portrait Backdrop, Portrait Dolly Effects you’ve not seen on other Galaxy devices before

Samsung recently launched its new Galaxy A-Series smartphone ‘Galaxy A7’, which is the first smartphone from Samsung to feature a Triple rear camera setup focused for amazing picture quality and effects. which is priced starting at Rs. 23,990, is the company’s first smartphone to feature a triple camera setup on the back.

The Galaxy A7’s triple camera setup comprises of a 24MP primary lens coupled with a 5MP lens for depth perception and an 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide angle lens.

On the Galaxy A7, the Live Focus mode includes two new effects that we’ve not seen on other Galaxy devices before – Portrait Dolly and Portrait Backdrop.

The effects can be found within the Live Focus settings once you tap on the ‘Adjust Background Blur’ button on a picture clicked using the Live Focus mode. The new features are definitely a bit finicky and don’t work all the time (the effect requires a single person in the frame with no clutter nearby), but when it does worth it really enhances the portrait images.

Portrait Backdrop

The Portrait Backdrop feature isolates the subject from the background and allows users to add a texture to the background. As of now, Samsung provides four different textures –Crystal, Pixel, Time Slice, and Crumpled – that you can choose from.

Portrait Dolly

The Portrait Dolly feature, on the other hand, allows users to create short videos or GIFs in which the subject remains stationary while the background moves. The effect tries to emulate what using the camera on a dolly would look like and I must say, it does a decent job. Images captured using the Portrait Dolly effect can add a dramatic twist to your image or possibly a funny one, provided your subject is down for doing some hilarious expressions.

The Galaxy A7 (2018) brings a bunch of unique features that you wouldn’t find on any other Samsung device.


  1. The Galaxy A7 features a 6-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED display,
  2. powered by 2.2GHz Octa Core Processor,
  3. 4/6GB RAM, and 64/128GB internal storage which could be expanded up to 512GB storage.
  4. It comes with a 3300mAh battery and
  5. Android 8.0 Oreo on board.
  6. It feature a triple rear camera Setup of 24MP AF (F 1.7) + 8MP (F2.4), 120° + 5MP(F2.2) and
  7. a 24 (F2.0) Front Facing camera.
  8. Device dimension is 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and it weighs at 168g.
  9. For Connectivity it connects through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC(optional*), Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou**). Moreover,
  10. it comes with sensors including Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor.
  11. The Galaxy A7 comes in four stylish colors – Blue, Black, Gold, and Pink,
  12. As well as with Bixby (No Voice Support), Samsung Pay, NFC, and Samsung Health.

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