Samsung Galaxy A9 arrives with quad-rear cameras

Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

Less than a month after unveiling the world's first triple-camera smartphone in the Galaxy A7, Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy A9 as the world's first quad-camera phone. There are four camera lenses on the rear in the top left, along with a fingerprint sensor in the middle. The 8 megapixel wide-angle lens has a wider viewing angle.

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The quad-lens system on the Galaxy A9 is made up of a main 24-megapixel sensor for generic shots and low light images, and a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor for blurred backgrounds, otherwise known as bokeh effect.

Samsung will make the Galaxy A9 available in three colours; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in black, blue, or pink the United Kingdom starting in November at £549 (approximately $724) and in Europe for €599. The UK price is set at £549 for the solitary 128GB model, but how much United States customers will have to pay is still to be revealed.

Today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy A9 (2018). Is this practical or just a marketing ploy? Both Galaxy S devices offer optical image stabilisation, autofocus, 4K video capabilities and they deliver excellent results. Inside, the device is powered by an Octa-core 2.2GHz processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Time will tell if a four-lens camera like the A9 can beat the performance of the single-lens camera on the Pixel 3. You're not only getting a telephoto sensor for lossless zoom here, but also an ultra-wide sensor so that you can capture everything into a frame without moving further apart from your subject.

The Galaxy A9 will be available here soon.

The Galaxy A9 is the first product to spring from this plan, which could help fend off mid-range rivals like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi, while boosting mobile revenues dragged down by sluggish Galaxy Note 9 sales.

With a 6.3in Full HD+ Super AMOLED display dominating the front panel, the Galaxy A9 is a large device that measures 162.5x77x7.8mm and weighs in at 183g. There's also the option for 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

The Galaxy A9 comes shipped with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.

Users can unlock the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) using the software-based Face Unlock functionality.

It's unclear when the U.S. models will be available, or the pricing, but we expect both to be announced very soon.

I was able to try out the cameras in a limited setting for a brief amount of time.in doors and with adequate lighting, photos look sharp thanks to a fast shutter speed and f/1.7 aperture. The front camera also sees a 24MP selfie snapper.

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