Why has Samsung put four cameras on the Galaxy A9?

Alfred Osborne
October 11, 2018

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.

Moving onto the interesting aspect of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), it's the first smartphone in the world to launch with four cameras on the rear side, and only the second smartphone to launch with five cameras on board. The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes equipped with 24-megapixel (f/1.7 aperture), 10-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture, wide-angle lens), 8-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle lens), and 5-megapixel (f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor) rear-facing cameras. The A9 also comes in striking new gradient colors.

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.

It'll go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549. Samsung is yet to announce when the phone will make its way to India.

The Galaxy A9 has a 6.3-inch full HD AMOLED display that's edge to edge but with narrow bezels on the top and bottom. The octa-core Snapdragon 660 is a solid mid-range chip that should deliver strong performance across the board, and help the A9 keep up with just about anything you throw at it. There's also the option for 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The handsets are powered by Samsung's own Exynos 9810 processor and run Android 8. A fingerprint scanner is located on the back of this phone, and Samsung's logo lies right below it. The device also supports facial recognition as well.

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But let's be honest, the Galaxy A9 is all about that quadruple camera.

The four lenses comprising the Galaxy A9's camera system includes 24MP PDAF, 8MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, and 5MP depth sensors.

The four cameras on the back have different focal lengths, apertures and purposes. It's an excellent smartphone for all those who're looking for a decently specced mid-ranger from Samsung. Recently, the company launched the Galaxy A7, which brings a triple camera setup.

The A9 joins Samsung's existing line-up of mid-range phones, one that includes the A7 - a device that features three rear cameras - which was unveiled last month.

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