We’ve seen a few phones hit the market with three cameras strapped to their back, but up until now, we haven’t seen any device that exceeded this count. Today, however, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A9 mid-ranger that packs as many as four cameras on the rear.
Each camera serves its own purpose. The A9’s main camera features 24MP and an f/1.7 aperture; the telephoto sensor offers 2x optical zoom, 10MP, and an f/2.4 aperture; the ultra-wide lens offers a 120-degree field of view, 8MP, and an f/2.4 aperture; and the depth sensor collects spatial information and packs 5MP with an f/2.2 aperture. We’ve never seen four cameras on the back of a phone before, and it’s interesting to see Samsung introduce the feature on a mid-range device. Of course, the inclusion does fall in line with the company’s new efforts to make lower-cost smartphones more attractive to buyers. It’s also a great way to drum up press around a phone that, otherwise, might fly under the radar.
Besides the cameras, the rest of the Galaxy A9 is pretty good, too. It features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Android 8.0 Oreo, a 3,800mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and Bixby. We’ll be sure to let you know if we get some hands-on time with this device.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy A9 will cost €599 in Europe and £549 in the U.K. Because of this, there’s a good chance the phone won’t be making its way to the U.S. any time soon. Of course, if things change, we’ll let you know.