Samsung Galaxy A9, The First Smartphone With Four Cameras on the back

Why settle for one camera when you can have four. On Thursday Samsung revealed it’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy A9, which includes a rear camera with four lenses. The appeal behind a camera with four lenses is that a photographer is able to switch between different lenses that enable different features, such as taking photos from a distance or doing a panoramic shot.

The Galaxy A9 is a step up from Samsung’s A7 and the company said the latest phone will come with 128GB of storage and 512GB of expandable memory using MicroSD card. Powering the phone is a 3,800mAh battery which Samsung says should provide all-day usage. You will be able to get the A9 in a choice of three colours, Bubblegum Pink, Lemonade Blue and Caviar Black. The phone will feature Samsung’s virtual assistant Bixby and their Samsung Pay. The A9 is set to be retail at £549, that’s a lot less than the iPhone XS or XS Max.

“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

“Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”

The Galaxy A9 will be available in selected market from November.

Features of the Galaxy A9

Display

6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

Camera

Rear: quad camera

– Main

Camera :

24MP AF, F1.7

– Telephoto : 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF, F2.4

– Ultra

Wide :

120°, 8MP, F2.4

– Depth : 5MP, F2.2Front: 24MP, F2.0

Body

162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g

AP

Octa Core (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad)

Memory5

6GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)

8GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)*

*May differ by market and mobile operator

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed

Battery

3,800mAh (typical)

*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,720 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

OS

Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Network

3CA, LTE Cat.9

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MIMO,  Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS,  Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)

*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Payment

Samsung Pay (NFC)*

*The availability may vary by country, device, feature, card issuer and merchant

Sensor

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI, XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA