Samsung Galaxy A9 goes official with four rear cameras

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

Kuala Lumpur: Taking on camera-centric Chinese smartphone players head on, Samsung on Thursday introduced Galaxy A9 - its first smartphone with quadruple primary (rear) camera system. And now today, Samsung has went a step ahead by announcing Samsung Galaxy A9 - world's first smartphone with a whopping four rear cameras.

Just three weeks after Samsung revealed the Galaxy A7 with its triple rear camera, it's already been outshone. In terms of optics, it sports a 24MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture lens and there is also an 8MP camera with a f/2.4, 120-degree ultra wide lens.

Those detailed up-close photos are made possible with 2x Optical Zoom through the Telephoto Lens - the only lens not present on the rear of the A7. A 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture that adds depth to the captured images follows the main sensor.

The upper bezel of the Galaxy A9 (2018) houses a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

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What's interesting about the Galaxy A9 is that it has plenty of decent features. "That's why the Galaxy A9 is packed with Samsung's best camera innovations, to enable all consumers to achieve more, experience more and unlock more possibilities every day", Samsung says. Is this practical or just a marketing ploy? The large 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display might be debatable though.

The A9's four cameras all have their own purposes.

Don't worry, there is still a front-facing 24mp camera, bringing the total to five. Both the devices come with 128GB of internal storage and supports up to 512GB microSD card.

Yesterday, we reported on a leak for an upcoming Samsung device called the "A9 Star Pro". It's an all-glass device with a premium looking colour finishing at the back. And the 3,800 mAh battery would put even the Galaxy S9+ to shame. The listing on Geekbench reiterates the presence of the Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6 GB RAM. In an email to HEXUS, Samsung said that the Galaxy A9 will become available in the United Kingdom from November priced at an RRP of £549.

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