Samsung Unveils Galaxy A9: World’s First Quad-Camera Smartphone

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The Samsung Galaxy A9 is Samsung’s first smartphone, and the world’s first, to feature four cameras. The Galaxy A9 made it’s debut on Samsung’s YouTube channel earlier this week. Here’s what we know.

Camera

The selling point of the Galaxy A9 is the camera. The smartphone features 4 cameras. An Ultra Wide Camera, Telephoto Camera, 24MP Camera, and Depth Camera.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Ultra Wide Camera, Telephoto Camera, 24MP Camera and Depth Camera.
The different Galaxy A9 Cameras

The A9 also supports Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detection. The A9 is geared toward photo enthusiast that require a more robust set of features and camera but who aren’t ready for a digital camera.

Scene Optimizer supports 19 modes. These include Food, Portraits, Flowers, Indoor scenes, Animals, Landscapes, Greenery, Trees, Sky, Mountains, Beaches, Sunrises and sunsets, Watersides, Street scenes, Night scenes, Waterfalls, Snow, Birds,and Text.

Meanwhile, Flaw detection detects Eye Blink, Facial Blur and Backlit. Samsung notes that the accuracy of these features depend on the surrounding and subject.

Design

The Galaxy A9 features a look similar to that of the Galaxy S series. It also features a 3D rear glass back casing. It’s a sleek design that appears to be in line with most modern smartphones. It’s available in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.

The different colors of the Galaxy A9: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Colors

Display

It has a 6.3″ display. It’s FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display that promises to deliver sharper contrast and more dynamic color. Samsung says that this aspect of the A9 improves user-experience when viewing media. As should be expected, if it is that the 4 cameras really do shoot amazing footage.

Always On Display

The A9 also supports Always On Display which allows you to always view the date, weather alerts, time and incoming notifications. Of course, you can customize the setting to not display at all or to add more information as you need.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Supports Always In Display/ A feature that lets you view the time, date, weather, and other important info on the screen indefinitely.
Always On Display

Under The Hood

Performance-wise, the new Galaxy A9 features an Octa-Core processor with 6GB or 8GB RAM (Country Specific). And, for storage, the A9 ships with 128GB of internal memory. It also supports external storage up to 512GB.

The A9 also has two SIM slots in addition to the MicroSD slot. Hence, you can use the dual SIM functionality and house your external storage at the same time.

The Galaxy A9 offers dual-sim support as well as a slot for an external microSD card up to 512GB.
The Galaxy A9 has dual SIM support as well as a separate slot for up to 512GB external storage.

The 3,800 mAh battery also supports fast charging. It also features USB Type-C compatibility and works with Samsung’s Wireless Charging Pad.

Other features include but are not limited to Face Recognition and Fingerprint Unlock. Pricing and availability not yet confirmed. However, as soon as Samsung releases the information we’ll update the article.

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