Samsung has officially launched the world’s first smartphone with four cameras at the back: the Galaxy A9 (2018). The launch quickly follows up after the release of their first triple camera phone, the Galaxy A7 (2018). With a flurry of mid-range smartphone releases, it’s clear that Samsung wants to regain its mid-range market dominance. And they are really pushing the envelope here.
Let’s first talk about the quad-camera setup at the back. The phone’s integrated with four lenses, including a normal one, telephoto lens, ultra-wide lens, and a depth sensor. Out of four, the normal one is a 24MP f/1.7 sensor for low-light and bright shots, while the telephoto lens offers a 2x zoom with 10MP images.
And then there’s a 120-degree ultra-wide lens with the 8MP image sensor. At the last, the 5MP depth sensor is used to calculate the depth of image and produce a bokeh effect on pictures. The work of an AI can also be seen from Samsung’s side. Known as Intelligent Scene Optimizer the AI automatically optimizes the camera’s setting based on the scene.
Shifting the focus from the back to the front, the phone’s got a 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. Just below it is the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixel. Thankfully Samsung has opted out of the notch trend.
The phone is powered by an octa-core chipset and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. There’s a decent 3,800mAh battery, while users won’t have to skimp on storage either. The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a 128GB internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion up to 512GB. The RAM is either 6GB or 8GB, depending on your preference.