Update: Samsung launched the Galaxy A9 in India today priced at Rs 36,999 ($518). The device will be available from November 28.
Today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Samsung announced the world’s first phone with four cameras on the back: the Galaxy A9. The company has aimed the mid-range device at photography enthusiasts.
A few days ago, Samsung released the Galaxy A7 with three rear cameras. Now, it has gone all guns blazing with a quad-camera system on the back of the Galaxy A9.
The four rear-side sensors are:
- 24-megapixel main sensor, f/1.7
- 10-megapixel telephoto sensor, f/2.4, 2x optical zoom
- 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor (120-degree), f/2.4
- 5-megapixel depth sensor, f/2.2
On the software side, the camera app has AI scene recognition to enhance photos. Apart from four cameras on the back, the phone’s covered in glass and has these rather mid-range specifications:
- Processor: Exynos 7885
- Screen: 6.3-inch FHD+
- RAM: 6GB/8GB
- Front Camera: 24-megapixel, f/2.0
- Battery: 3,800mAh, USB-C fast charging
- Internal memory: 128GB
- Software: Android Oreo 8.0 with Samsung UX Experience
The phone will be available in select markets mid-November. It’ll be available in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink colorways.
Earlier this year, the Huawei P20 pro’s camera impressed us, but we have to see if Samsung’s quad-camera system manages to trump it.
What’s next? A phone with five rear cameras?
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