Remember when it was special for a smartphone to have two cameras let alone one? Well, fast forward to present day and Samsung has struck a blow to its rivals by launching the Galaxy A9 – the world’s first quad-camera smartphone.
Meet the Galaxy A9…
Built around a Octa-Core processor, the Galaxy A9 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display and is available in three colour options. The Galaxy A9 will have a choice of 6GB or 8GB RAM and photographers can store even more photos as the A9 can have up to 512GB of expandable storage via a microSD card.
Shoot wide or go telephoto with the Galaxy A9.
As photographers though, it’s the news about the camera set-up that’s really grabbing headlines as the Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone to feature four cameras on the rear of the device. The first camera is a ultra-wide with 8-megapixels of resolution, a f/2.4 max aperture and a field of view of 120-degrees.
The second camera is a Telephoto optic with 10-megapixels of resolution, a f/2.4 aperture and a 2x optical zoom. Next up is the Galaxy A9’s main camera, which offers big 24-megapixel resolution, along with a f/1.7 max aperture and completing the line up is a f/2.2, 5-megapixel Depth camera that offers Live Focus and helps to add a bokeh effect to images.
The Galaxy A9 has a large battery and a 6.3-inch screen.
At the front of the A9 are two further cameras and the devices features fingerprint and facial recognition technology help protect the smartphone and the images taken with it.
There’s also Flaw Detection technology and this clever AI recognises when subjects have blinked, any facial blur or overly backlit scenes. The Galaxy A9 also offers a fast-charging 3,800 mAh battery and will go on sale from mid-November priced from from £549.