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Samsung Galaxy A9 aims to be ultimate phone for the Instagram generation

Olivia Ford | 12 October, 2018, 00:34

After a barrage of leaks and rumors, the Galaxy A9 has finally been announced and quite surprisingly, it features a quad-camera setup before such an upgrade was found on Samsung's flagship devices.

The hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy A9 will feature four cameras each with a different use - an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera, a 10 megapixel telephoto camera, a 24 megapixelmain camera and a 5 megapixel depth camera, aimed at the "Instagram generation".

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 Galaxy A9 has a 6.3-inch full HD AMOLED display that's edge to edge but with narrow bezels on the top and bottom.

The Galaxy A9 is powered by an octa-core chipset, but the nature of this processor is still unknown. The device houses a 3,800mAh battery with fast charge support via USB Type-C.

With that being said, for selfies and video calls, you get a 24 MP single camera on the front having f/2.0 aperture.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in the Philippines on December 1, with a suggested retail price of P32,990.

Blass's image includes some info about what each lens is for, although it doesn't go very far to convincing us that more cameras = better photos.

Samsung wants to offer you a variety of ways to capture a photograph on one device.

It will remain to be seen as to whether the Galaxy A9 Star Pro will be making its way to our shores but we will be reaching out to Samsung Australia after the launch for local availability and pricing.

This is yet another camera feature that makes the Galaxy A9 appealing. Theoretically, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 will be capable of delivering photos that will cover more real estate, have clarity and sharpness and bokeh mode.

How many cameras are enough on a smartphone? The smartphone runs Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box and comes with a triple card slot. Samsung didn't mention what chip it is using but for United Kingdom models we suspect it'll be one of Sammy's own Exynos SoCs.

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