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Samsung unveiled the first quad-camera device: The Galaxy A9

cjmagowan  —  4 weeks ago ( Oct 20, 2018 )    |    Mobile, News

We may have lived with a single-lens camera on a smartphone since the beginning of the camera phones but just a few years ago dual-lens system became the standard and until recently triple cameras pioneered by Huawei went mainstream. But it looks like that wasn’t enough that Samsung decided to put four cameras on their latest Galaxy A9 smartphone becoming the worlds first device to sport such feature.

When digital are just too mainstream, Samsung went to secure hardware-based camera technology for mobile photography, the Galaxy A9 sport a quad-camera system each with their own purpose. The main camera is 24 Megapixel sensor with a bright f/1.7 Aperture lens and is coupled to a 5 Megapixel depth sensor that is responsible for depth and substance of the image captured which is known by many as Bokeh effect – A term which were derived from the blurring effect of the subject background in DSLR cameras.

Then there’s a 10 Megapixel telephoto lens that offers up to 2x Optical Zoom with an f/2.4 Aperture that brings your subject close to the frame even at a distance and finally an 8 Megapixel Ultra Wide camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens that. This module is joint by a built-in LED flash to assist in low-light situations.

As for the front camera, the Galaxy A9 does include a 24 Megapixel camera with an f/2.0 Aperture lens, best for Selfies and high-resolution video calls and can also record videos in 1080p resolutions.

The handset comes with a large 6.3-inch super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2220 pixel resolution screen and like all other Samsung devices, it doesn’t have a notch which is a good thing. The screen takes up 80% of the front and sport thin side bezels with rounded display corners that adds to the premium-feel. In addition to that, the handset features an Always-On display which shows notifications while the screen is off.

The new Galaxy A9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with octa-core CPU paired with either 6GB or an 8GB of RAM and a storage of 128GB as standard. It can also take microSD cards of up to 512GB on its dedicated slot for users that demand such storage.

It runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience UI on top. For the battery, the Galaxy A9 packs a 3800 mAh embedded battery and supports Quick Charge tech through its USB-C interface.

Feature-wise, the Galaxy A9 supports Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Bixby to name a few. It also Includes a fingerprint scanner on the back and has a glass back cover that exudes so much premium to it. With that, the Galaxy A9 comes in three exciting new colors namely: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink colors.

The new handset will be available in key select markets with prices to be announced on each market that they’ll become available for purchase.