A first: Samsung launches a smartphone with four cameras at the back

Samsung confirms the rumours and launches the first smartphone with no fewer than four cameras at the back while at the front of the Galaxy A9 is a fifth selfie camera.

The A series is Samsung’s middle class, while the flagships come on the market in the S series with a suggested retail price of 694 dollars, the A9 is certainly not cheap, but it also contains a lot of premium technology. Of course, the four cameras in the back are the most eye-catching.

When you hold the phone upright, they are at the top left of a row, with a flash underneath. The most important is a 24-megapixel camera with a photosensitive aperture of f/1.7. It is supported by a widescreen lens of 8 megapixels, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens and a 5-megapixel depth camera.

“The Ultra-Wide Lens has the same viewing angle as the human eye, which means that you can capture a scene exactly as you see it,” it says. “The Depth Lens gives you the freedom to manually adjust the focal depth and focal point of the photo.” The camera has 2x optical zoom and the AI software must recognize situations in order to automatically select the right settings.

At the back is a fingerprint sensor, while you can also unlock the phone via face recognition. The phone simultaneously swallows two SIM cards and one memory card up to 512 GB. The storage memory in the variant for the market is 64 GB with 6 GB of RAM, while the phone runs on an octacoreprocessor. The contrast-rich Super Amoled screen has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,220 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9. It is 6.3 inches tall, good for dimensions of 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm.

The hefty 3800 mAh battery supports fast charging and is equipped with a USB-C port. Wireless charging is not possible, and Samsung also says nothing about water-tightness. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is available next month in black, blue and pink.

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