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Samsung releases 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 smartphone

All Headlines 10:40 July 12, 2017

SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday showcased its mid-end Galaxy A7 smartphone, which comes with top-notch features adopted by its flagship models.

South Korea's No. 1 mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said it will start the sales of the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 this week.

The device supports the Bixby Home, one of the key features of Samsung's voice recognition system Bixby first adopted by the Galaxy S8 smartphones.

The Galaxy A7 comes with 16-megapixel cameras at both the front and back, along with a 3,600 mAh battery. The device also supports Samsung's mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay.

The factory price of the device stands at 588,500 won (US$513).

"Due to the rising number of users wishing to enjoy premium features for a reasonable price, the company decided to launch the Galaxy A7 with Samsung Electronics," SK Telecom said in its release, adding it will seek to expand its number of budget smartphones.

A model poses with Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy A7 smartphone in this photo released by SK Telecom Co. on July 12, 2017. (Yonhap)

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