Samsung Elec upgrades non-premium Galaxy A9 with 4 rear cameras

You may say the Huawei P20 Pro's triple lens setup proves more lenses are better.

Since the phone is all about those cameras, let's go over them briefly.

Samsung Electronics showcased the Galaxy A9 smartphone earlier this week, which marked its first handset to come with a whopping four rear cameras. Samsung hopes to change that with the Galaxy A9, a phone with not one, not two, not even three, but rather four cameras! Samsung further has announced live streaming of the launch event of its Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). It's an all-glass device with a premium looking colour finishing at the back. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear. Samsung has really spoiled us with a 6.3in FHD+ Super AMOLED screen and, for those who aren't a fan of notches, you'll be pleased by Samsung's decision to stick with the bezels at the top and bottom.

The Galaxy A9 (2018) starts at 599 euros in Europe and 549 pounds in the U.K. One model features 6GB of RAM, while another features 8GB of RAM. "We're excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9". The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) may have 128 GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB.

The 24-megapixel main lens captures clearer and brighter images in both bright and low-light conditions, while the ultrawide lens and the scene optimizer allow users to shoot scenes more like a professional. It could face competition by the end of the month, however, as the OnePlus releases its iterative 6T upgrade - still, the four-camera setup is incredibly tempting.

The most interesting feature is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy A9's quadruple camera.

Design The Galaxy A9 looks very similar to the Galaxy A7 (2018) but it is slightly bigger.

For its size, the Galaxy A9 sports a generous 3,800mAh battery and is running Samsung's custom UI.

First of all, this would be a more lovely phone were it not for the atrocity that is 4 lenses at the back. Coming to the software, the Galaxy A9 offers Android 8.0 Oreo, and knowing Samsung, the Pie update isn't likely to roll out until 2019.

Vanessa Coleman