Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 is the First Quad-Camera Phone

TODO alt text Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'
Sandy Mccarthy | 11 October, 2018, 19:25

Images of the Galaxy A9 were leaked ahead of today's launch by Evan Blass and German site AllAboutSamsung, which filled in details of a claim by phone leaker Ice Universe in September that Samsung was cooking up a four-camera phone.

The concept behind this camera overload is similar to what we've seen on Huawei's P20 Pro and LG V40, both of which have three rear cameras - there's one main sensor and the other sensors do specific tasks. The first sensor is an ultra wide sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.4 aperture, and 8-megapixel resolution.

The primary camera is a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture that handles most of point-and-shoot needs.

The phone will sit beneath Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phones released earlier this year as the best of its mid-range devices.

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The phone will come with plenty of storage, at 128GB (6GB RAM) and up to 512GB of expandable memory.

The Galaxy A9 comes shipped with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. It is followed by 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. And on the bottom, as one comes to expect, there's a USB-C port on the bottom, a single speaker and no 3.5mm headphone jack, a move likely nark a few people. The phone can be purchased in three colour options- Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue.

But let's be honest, the Galaxy A9 is all about that quadruple camera. Theoretically, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 will be capable of delivering photos that will cover more real estate, have clarity and sharpness and bokeh mode. Samsung did not opt for a notched display on the A9 (2018) which means the South Korean company is yet to launch a smartphone with a notch. So far it looks to be shaping up to be a solid mid-range Android phone and with a retail price of £549 it looks to be offering some nice features without hitting the insane flagship price tags. In Europe, it will start at €599 / £549 (between $700-$725), with the 8GB variant sure to be a little more. While Samsung confirmed that it would be bringing the A9 (2018) to India, it did not reveal any specific launch date.

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