Galaxy A9, Samsung unveils its 4 camera smartphone

Korean smartphone makers have released smartphones with three or more rear cameras in line with rising demand from the industry for handsets with premium photography features.

With Pixel's launch just two days back, it's pretty evident that the war for phone cameras is clearly between two brands.

A major highlight of the device is its vertically stacked four cameras consisting of an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 24MP main sensor, a 5MP depth sensor and a 10MP telephoto sensor at the back. The OLED screen measures 6.3 inches diagonally, with a 1,080 x 2,220 resolution and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It runs on Android Oreo-based TouchWiz UI and is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor along with 6GB and 8GB of RAM.

Among other features, Samsung Galaxy A9 would boast the Bixby virtual assistant, payment service Samsung Pay and fitness tracker Samsung Health.

Samsung Electronics announced today the all new Galaxy A9, a smartphone built for those who love to explore, capture the moment and share it as they see it.

This is going to be a technical round of the article for Installing the Beta programme you first have to enroll yourself on the official Samsung beta program website. There is the headphone jack along with the USB Type-C port at the bottom.

DJ Koh said the company is excited about the "debut" of the new smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9. Galaxy A9 will be released globally in November.

For selfies, the device is equipped with a 24MP front-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The artificial intelligent (AI)-controlled camera system enables users to easily snap shots with settings like contrast, brightness and white balance optimized automatically. They don't work in unison, like other phones with dual cameras. It is, of course, the very first phone firm to squeeze all four different camera units onto a single device, so I expect it will be quite a versatile photographer's companion when it does launch in a few weeks. And the notable thing here is that it doesn't come on a flagship Galaxy S phone, but a mid-range Galaxy A device. Its contribution to the group is 2X optical zoom which is, again, exactly the same as the Note 9. The Galaxy device comes in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.

Don't worry about running out of juice half way through the day as the Galaxy A9 comes with a large 3,800mAh battery that also supports fast charging. There's 128GB of internal storage and with microSD support for up to 512GB, is more than enough for your selfies, downloaded Spotify music files and whatnot.

Vanessa Coleman