22 October 2018
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A9 (2018) as the world's first rear quad camera smartphone. It means this new offering from the company offers a total of four camera sensors on the back panel. These sensors are vertically aligned on the top left corner followed by an LED flash.
The quad-camera setup comprises of a 24-megapixel main camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel 120-degree super wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth camera with Live Focus and f/2.2 aperture.
The camera setup offers AI Scene Recognition capability which means it can recognize the subject and apply relevant camera settings automatically for a better shot. As for Live Focus, it is a functionality that allows users to manually adjust the depth of field as per their need or preference.
Other than this, the Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Under the hood, it has an undisclosed quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM (depending on the region and model). There is 128GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 512GB. On the front, it has a 24-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 3800mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Other features include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Samsung Pay. It has been announced in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink color variants. It will go on sale in selected markets starting November but there are no words on the pricing yet.