Introducing, Samsung Galaxy A9! The world’s first quad camera smartphone! Well not literally but it’s the first ever four rear-mounted camera setup, quite frankly I’m not that surprised, in a day where more is better time would only tell till we get this kind of a product. And no other than Samsung the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer to do it. Beforehand they came out with the A7 (2018) with triple cameras, so it’s just like connecting the dots.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 specifications are:
Snapdragon 660, Kyro 260 & Adreno 512 GPU – Although not top-of-the-line still hard-hitting specs paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a dedicated microSD slot for expansion. It has a 6.3” Super AMOLED display, FullHD+ 2,220 x 1,080px resolution Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio translating to 392ppi pixel density, so display won’t be an issue on this phone boasting very lovely specs here. Battery life as well won’t be troublesome with 3,800 mAh Li-Po battery and Samsung Adaptive Fast charging on board. It as well has all of the 2018 capabilities of a smartphone in terms of connectivity, Dual SIM, LTE Cat.9, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and a lot more.
Going into the main feature of this phone, it’s four back facing cameras. The primary lens has 24MP with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus. The secondary lens has 8MP with f/2.4 aperture used for ultrawide shots with fixed focus. The third has 10MP with f/2.4 aperture used for telephoto with 2x optical zoom. Fourth has 5MP, f/2.2 aperture used for depth sensing. The photos taken on the primary lens does look great with a lot of detail, sharp and vibrant. Wide angle, telephoto, and depth are really just plain wrong, given that its still early software still it seems a bit rushed if that’s their argument, I hope Samsung would fix this in the future.
But is it all necessary or beneficial when Google’s Pixel 3 is rocking only One lens with all of the software doing most of the heavy lifting and is one of the best in the market today, but I guess it’s not directly competing with Google’s flagship. Samsung is calling it ‘more affordable,’ well in Samsung’s point of view. Never the less it’s a fresh look with Metal & Glass finishing and those Quad Cameras on the back, I have high hopes for this since it only costs 549-pound sterling available mid-November in the UK, still have to wait for how much will it cost in the US.