Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features

Samsung Galaxy A9, the world's first quadruple camera smartphone has marked its debut in Malaysia.

Given Huawei and LG have both whacked a trio of cameras on their flagship phones' backsides, Samsung seems to have gone one better, but we'd have to give the cameras a test before we can see if they are anything more than a marketing gimmick.

The horizontal camera system has a main 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera at the top of the alignment, which is the sensor that will be used for generic images and low-light shots.

It's somewhat odd for Samsung to launch a phone with world-first features that's not a flagship, but the A9 is plenty powerful.

Samsung mobile divisions chief DJ Koh introduces the new Galaxy A9.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A7 three weeks ago, with the phone becoming the first from the South Korean manufacturer to feature three cameras at the back. It isn't clear how these cameras work seamlessly together, I'd assume the camera UI switches between lenses at various zoom levels, and all make use of the depth sensor for effects. Imaging features include 2x optical zoom, scene optimizer, manual depth of field adjusting, and much more.

There's a trio of colours with silly names to choose from as well: Lemonade Blue, Caviar Black, and Bubblegum Pink.

The Galaxy A9 will cost 599 euros (approx Rs 51,300) when it goes on sale I'm the United Kingdom and Europe sometime in November.

Further specs include a 6.3-inch, 2,220 x 1,080 AMOLED screen powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM and an expandable memory/storage of 128GB and to keep it all going is a hefty 3,720mAh battery.

The company recently launched the Galaxy A7 in the country at Rs 23,990. In Europe, it will start at €599 / £549 (between $700-$725), with the 8GB variant sure to be a little more. The Galaxy A9 (2018) also supports Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health apps as seen on other high-end Galaxy devices.

The Galaxy A9 (2018) release date is set for November, with the full list of markets still to be confirmed.

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