World’s first smartphone with a quad camera setup on the back

Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results

Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results

That being said, look past the Galaxy A9 (2018)'s four rear cameras and you actually get a decent mid-range smartphone.

The upper bezel of the Galaxy A9 (2018) houses a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The third camera is the main 24MP sensor with a wide f/1.7 aperture, while the fourth camera is a 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.

Samsung has also included a number of flagship features in its Galaxy A9 device, such as its Infinity Display, Bixby assistant, and support for Samsung Pay.

But, the most eye-catching thing about this smartphone has to be its ridiculously long camera module which houses all four sensors, each with its own objective. It offers a 2x optical zoom compared to the main camera. And the fourth one is the depth camera with 5-megapixel resolution and f/2.2 aperture. Additionally it comes with 6 GB of RAM and is running Android 8.0 out of the box. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.

For its size, the Galaxy A9 sports a generous 3,800mAh battery and is running Samsung's custom UI. With the introduction of quad-camera setups, Samsung is also rumored to include a new cooling system that improves heat dissipation in the camera area. A fingerprint scanner is present on the backside of the phone.

The handset will be available for purchase in select markets starting from early November.

The Korean company's new Galaxy A9 device is aimed at the "Instagram generation", Samsung said on Thursday, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549.

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.

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