Friday, 19 October, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world's first quad-cam smartphone

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Sandy Mccarthy | 11 October, 2018, 14:54

After having launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear camera set up, Samsung on Thursday unveiled Galaxy A9 (2018) with whopping four cameras on the back. The Infinity Display design allows the notch-free screen of the Galaxy A9 to deliver an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The 128GB of storage is impressive, with the microSD card slot able to tack on up to an additional 512GB.

Samsung finally laid the speculation to rest and announced the Galaxy A9 (2018).

The story of the Galaxy A9 (2018) starts and arguably ends with the four cameras around back.

Probably the biggest highlight of the Galaxy A9 is its quad-camera setup on a single side.

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The hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy A9 will feature four cameras each with a different use - an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera, a 10 megapixel telephoto camera, a 24 megapixelmain camera and a 5 megapixel depth camera, aimed at the "Instagram generation". Coming to the software, the Galaxy A9 offers Android 8.0 Oreo, and knowing Samsung, the Pie update isn't likely to roll out until 2019. There's a 24-megapixel front camera up front for selfies and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

The primary camera is a 24MP offering which is the default option in auto mode, and the one which will give you best low light performance. Oh and of course there's also a 20MP selfie shooter up front with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

Samsung states that the Galaxy A9 will be available in select markets starting from November but did not care to divulge the pricing details right now. Three colorways are available: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink, with the latter two presenting eye-catching Huawei-style gradient finishes.

There's no water resistance nor full Samsung Pay support, but you do get Bixby Voice and Dolby Atmos support (over wired and Bluetooth audio).

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