Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features

Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

Galaxy A9 UK release and price - New budget phone has one an advantage over the Galaxy S9

Moving on, the Galaxy A9 2018 sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, which has a maximum resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. With the MicroSD card slot, the Galaxy A9 users can further expand up to 512GB.

Samsung has revealed the European pricing of the Galaxy A9 (2018).

The four cameras on the back have different focal lengths, apertures and purposes. The primary camera is a 24MP RGB sensor, and it is coupled with a 10MP telephoto camera that is able to provide 2x lossless zoom function for taking images without losing quality.

You do lose out on a feature or two, such as wireless charging and the main camera only featuring one aperture. The second sensor is a 5-megapixel depth sensor, which is used in conjunction with the main sensor to create bokeh-effect images, or Live Focus as Samsung calls it, which are those fashionable shots with blurred backgrounds.

Galaxy A9
Galaxy A9

Performance-wise, the A9 model featured in the Geekbench tests managed to score 1609 points in single-core mode and 5844 in multi-core mode, results that are in-line with other handhelds powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC. Both RAM variants include 128 GB of storage. The handset is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and Samsung's Experience UX. The South Korean company has also included some of its on apps such as Samsung Pay, Bixby Assistant and Health.

The Galaxy A9 (2018) receives power from 3,8000mAh battery. On the rear sits a fingerprint scanner, positioned neatly in the top centre of the phone's backside and away from the camera array. The front camera of the phone supports face unlock feature.

Speaking about the new A9, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said: "As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication". No word yet on pricing or availability for the United States market.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is set to go on sale in November this year starting at £549 - retailing over £200 less than the Galaxy S9.

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