Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy A9 smartphone which features not two, but four rear cameras. The setup includes a 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom, 8-megapixel 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera for live focus.
This allows for a variety of different shooting modes, as well as customised shots using features like artificial bokeh effects.
It's a sign of the times that it's nearly more surprising to see a single camera on the back of Google's flagship Pixel 3 than it is to see quad cameras on this Samsung device, with many other handsets on the market now including two or three lenses on the back.
On the subject of availability, Samsung says that the Galaxy A9 2018 will be available at all Samsung Galaxy Experience stores and authorised resellers in November, but fell short of providing a specific date, or even a launch price.
Overall, the Galaxy A9 (2018) hardware looks quite good for a mid-range smartphone, but the price tag will be a deal breaker.
This comes after Samsung recently released a firmware update for its older flagship Galaxy S8 to add exclusive camera features which are available only in the latest Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. All of this will be backed by a 3,720mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge2.0 charging technology. Or perhaps it just wanted to be the world's first four-camera smartphone.
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What's interesting about the Galaxy A9 is that it has plenty of decent features.
"We're excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9".
Samsung has lately been trying to bring some innovation to its Galaxy A series in an effort to up the attractiveness of its mid-range smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch fullHD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity display.