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

Yolanda Curtis
October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9, the world's first quadruple camera smartphone has marked its debut in Malaysia. There is also a 24-megapixel sensor on the front of the A9. On the front, it has 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution.

Though Samsung has not officially confirmed which phone it will announce, the Galaxy A9 is the subject of a whole barrage of recent rumours.

Apart from the four-camera setup, Galaxy A9 2018 offers mid-range level specifications.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by Snapdragon 660.

Powering the phone is a 3,800mAh which Samsung says should provide all-day power and the device comes with 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. It comes in two variants of 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM.

Moving on to the main attraction, the rear of this smartphone features four camera sensors round the back, as you can see in the pictures.

For photos, the Galaxy A7 features a triple camera setup at the rear where the main 24MP f/1.7 camera is flanked by an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide unit and a 5MP f/2.2 sensor for depth effects. Samsung also confirmed the cameras on the A9 (2018) uses pixel binning technology in low-light conditions which will result in better performance. It's not entirely clear what this actually means in practice but a good camera is certainly necessary to capture decent images to upload to the Insta and it seems Samsung believes four cameras is the way forward for this device.

Other key features of the phone include rear-facing fingerprint scanner, software-based Face Unlock feature, and connectivity options like Bluetooth and Quick Charge 2.0 support. Lastly, it's backed by a 3800mAh battery and Samsung promises a two-day battery life with the handset.

If you think this is the phone for you then there's more good news as the A9 lands in your pocket for a very reasonable £549 - £190 less than the Galaxy S9.

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