Samsung announces the Galaxy A9, a mid-range smartphone with four rear cameras

Samsung goes camera crazy with the Galaxy A9 and A7

Samsung's brand new Galaxy A9 to take mid-premium smartphone market by storm

While the phone is effectively a direct successor to the original Galaxy A9 that first launched in 2016, the new Galaxy A9 tops its predecessor as the first smartphone fitted with a quad-camera main array. On the hardware side of things, the Galaxy A9 features a 6.38-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 660 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, an LTE Category 9 modem, and a 3800mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by octa-core (4x2.2GHz + 4x1.8GHz) processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM.

The Korean company's new A9 device is being aimed at the "Instagram generation", and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November. It's available in Lemonade Blue, Caviar Black, and Bubblegum Pink-all of which are a tad pretentious for color names but we don't judge over here. For more storage, there is a microSD card slot on the device.

The latest addition to the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphones comes hot off the heels of the Galaxy A7 announced just weeks ago.

Samsung's quad-camera smartphone is capable of taking ultra-wide, 120-degree panoramic shots and also boasts 2x optical zoom. Samsung is also including AI Scene Recognition for identifying the subject and adjusting settings instantly for a better photo. The phone's cameras are vertically-aligned, while an LED flash sits right below them.

Samsung did not give a specific launch date for the new Galaxy A9.

There's a rear fingerprint scanner too, plus a headphone jack and USB-C port on the base of the A9. The front camera of the phone supports face unlock feature.

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.

The first-ever smartphone with four rear cameras is here. The smartphone was unveiled at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 will go up to four.

"We live in a world where phones are central to who we are and how we interact in the world", he said.

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