Kuala Lumpur: Taking on camera-centric Chinese smartphone players head on, Samsung on Thursday introduced Galaxy A9 - its first smartphone with quadruple primary (rear) camera system. The leak contained images and hardware information about the device, suggesting it would be a mid-range smartphone with a whopping four cameras.
Indeed, "more" sometimes is better, as shown by the LG V40 and its triple-lens camera, which offers the most camera versatility on any smartphone.
Then there's a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and ultra wide 120 degree 8-megapixel camera which allows users to get more detail packed into their pictures. But the fourth lens is a dedicated "depth" camera created to give you the adjustable background blur. There is also a 24-megapixel sensor on the front of the A9.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 will be available in the United Kingdom for £549 (~$724) in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink starting in November 2018.
The South Korean giant will announce the price during the India launch of the device in November. But that's only because we don't expect to see the Samsung A9 (2018) released in the U.S. Is this practical or just a marketing ploy?More news: At least eight climbers killed on Nepal peak
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The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch S-AMOLED screen that produces Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels.
The A9's four cameras all have their own purposes. It also comes with a beefy 3,800mAh battery, keeps the headphone jack, and features a nice color gradient around back.
As for storage, the Galaxy A9 2018 comes with 128GB of built-in storage which is further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. Interestingly, there is only one front facing 8MP camera.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy A9 will cost €599 in Europe and £549 in the U.K. Because of this, there's a good chance the phone won't be making its way to the US any time soon. But a confirmation is still a confirmation and the Galaxy A9 does confirm that Samsung may have gone a bit overboard. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299.