The Korean company's new Galaxy A9 device is aimed at the "Instagram generation", Samsung said on Thursday, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549. As a result, the Galaxy A9 is poised to become the world's first smartphone with 4 separate cameras planted on its backside.
The top camera features a120 degrees 8MP lens ultra-wide camera with an f2.4 aperture. Last but not least, we have a 5MP depth camera with f/2.2. And for good measure, the front camera boasts a 24-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
It is expected that Samsung will reveal the device at its upcoming Galaxy phone launch event on October 11th (later tonight Australian time), which, according to the invites sent out, did hint and promise "4X fun".
Samsung did not give a specific launch date for the new Galaxy A9. While the third lens in the Galaxy A7 (2018) allowed wide-angle bokeh images, Samsung has added a fourth lens in the Galaxy A9 to provide a dedicated 2X optical zoom. Is this practical or just a marketing ploy? The listing on Geekbench reiterates the presence of the Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6 GB RAM. We will be sure to update the post once we receive more information, but let us know in the comments if you plan to pick up Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone. The smartphone is equipped with a 3800mAh battery that also supports fast charging and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. You will have at least 6GB of RAM (depending on market), 128GB of storage with up to 512GB of additional memory by means of a MicroSD slot. The introduction of a telephoto lens differentiates the Galaxy A9 (2018) from the previously released Galaxy A7 (2018) with triple rear camera. The listing at Geekbench further shows that the Galaxy A9 (2018) multi-core score has come to 5,844. This feature of the new device has been rumored before. Form Samsung Galaxy S9 to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has always shipped feature-packed flagship killers.
Regarding the Galaxy A9 (2018) price, the device will cost €599 (~$724) in mainland Europe with sale starting in November.