Galaxy A9 2018: Samsung’s new mid-range smartphone with quad cameras

Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

Galaxy A9 UK release and price - New budget phone has one an advantage over the Galaxy S9

The first-ever smartphone with four rear cameras is here. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299. With it enabled, a "Samsung Quad camera" watermark will be applied automatically to all photos captured using the device. Upfront, You'll find slightly bigger 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. All of this will be backed by a 3,720mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge2.0 charging technology. Apart from the quad-camera setup, Galaxy A9 2018 offers mid-range level specifications. Add to that a 24-megapixel autofocus selfie shooter, and you end up with a phone that packs way too many cameras. Don't forget to also check out our coverage on the first phone to feature four rear cameras at the links below.

The 6GB Galaxy A9 will cost €599 ($691) in Europe and the phone will be available in three color options, including Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side and the four cameras are stacked vertically on the top left. The smartphone runs Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box and comes with a triple card slot.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by a 3800mAh.

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The latest addition to the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphones comes hot off the heels of the Galaxy A7 announced just weeks ago.

The Galaxy A9 features digital assistant Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

Camera number one is a 24mpx "main camera", camera two is actually a 5mpx depth sensor, the third camera is a 10mpx "telephoto" camera with upgraded optical zoom, and the final camera has an ultrawide, 120-degree lens. The new Galaxy will be aimed squarely at the "Instagram generation" when it goes on-sale in mid-November for £549 (roughly $720), Samsung says. "Possibly when we start selling the foldable phone, it may be a niche market, but definitely it will expand", said Koh, "I'm positive that we do need a foldable phone".

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