By now, most of us are pretty comfortable with smartphone photography. For most, the smartphone has replaced a point-and-shoot or even a DSLR. Now, the Samsung Galaxy A9 looks to be adding to the interesting things you can do with a smartphone camera setup. The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a quietly introduced quad-camera smartphone. That’s right, four cameras on the rear.
Samsung says the Galaxy A9 was built for “those who love to explore, capture the moment and share it as they see it.” The Samsung Galaxy A9 has the world’s first rear quad-camera on a smartphone. It’s interesting that Samsung didn’t debut this feature on a flagship first, like the Galaxy S10.
“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is said to capture more dynamic and beautiful photos thanks to those extra cameras. Here’s a rundown of the features of the quad-camera.
- Get close without compromise with 2x Optical Zoom for incredible and detailed close-up shots even from far away.
- Capture the world in its fullest and without limit, with the Ultra Wide Lens, and shoot like a pro with the Scene Optimizer. Thanks to AI Scene Recognition, your camera is now smarter, and able to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the best photo, in an instant.
- Express your creativity with the Depth Lens, giving you the freedom to manually manage the photos’ depth of field and focus on the subject for stunning, professional looking images.
- Capture clear and bright images in both bright and low light conditions with Galaxy A9’s 24MP Main Lens, for gorgeous photos at any time of the day.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy A9 include a 3,800mAh battery, 128GB of storage which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card slot. The phone also includes the Samsung basics like Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, App Pair, and of course, Bixby.
The design is pretty nice as well and incorporates 3D Glass that is curved around the back. It comes in some interesting colors too, Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. Check out the full specifications below: