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

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro

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

Today, however, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A9 mid-ranger that packs as many as four cameras on the rear. The star innovation of the Galaxy A9 that was revealed yesterday in Malaysia is without a doubt its rear quad camera, an industry first. Or perhaps it just wanted to be the world's first four-camera smartphone.

The 8 MP camera comes with 120-degree Ultra-Wide angle lens. The main camera is a 24MP sensor (f/1.7) which promises detailed shots in Auto mode. Below that, there's a depth-sensing 5-megapixel lens created to gather all the depth information needed to add an artificial bokeh blur to the background in Samsung's adjustable Live Focus feature. On the front, you'll find a 24MP, f/2.0 selfie camera. The Galaxy A9 will come in Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink gradient color options, as well as a more classic Caviar Black. The Galaxy A9 (2018) also supports Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health apps as seen on other high-end Galaxy devices.

Samsung has only unwrapped the Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphone, but it hasn't disclosed its pricing.

Samsung is upping its smartphone game with the much-anticipated Galaxy A9. Is this practical or just a marketing ploy?

For instance, the device has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen with a resolution of 2220×1080.

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

The Galaxy A9 comes with a 24-megapixel main shooter, along with a 10-megapixel telephoto, 8-megapixel wide-angle and a 5-megapixel depth camera, with emphasis on creating excellent depth of field.

The A9 also boasts a sleek and ergonomic design that fits in one hand with a curved back made of 3D glass for a luxurious comfortable feel, the company said. Samsung has already launched the "flagship" Galaxy S9 and the plus-size Note 9 this year. A total of five cameras on this smartphone. Wow.

Further information is available on Samsung's website here.

The processor under the hood is an octa-core 2.2GHz chip that is coupled with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

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

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