Samsung Galaxy A9 with quad cameras, 3,800mAh battery launched

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Samsung's brand new Galaxy A9 to take mid-premium smartphone market by storm

As expected, this is a mid-range smartphone, even though it belongs in the upper-mid-range sector. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), it comes with a total of five cameras- four on the rear side and one on the front side. We do know that the Galaxy A9 (2018) will launch in Europe and the U.K. The U.S.is unlikely to be a launch market.

The device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of RAM.

Powering the phone is a 3,800mAh which Samsung says should provide all-day power and the device comes with 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Samsung also confirmed the cameras on the A9 (2018) uses pixel binning technology in low-light conditions which will result in better performance.

As for software, the A9 ships with Android 8.0 (overlaid with "Samsung Experience", the company's proprietary Android skin), but Samsung reps said that an over-the-air update to Pie 9.0 is "on the way" - though couldn't give a more precise estimate than that. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C and NFC. It measures 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 183.00 grams.

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The Galaxy A9 and it appears to be an improved version of the Galaxy A8 Star. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor that's located at the back of the phone. The phone's cameras are vertically-aligned, while an LED flash sits right below them.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is set to go on sale in November this year starting at £549 - retailing over £200 less than the Galaxy S9. Those four rear cameras are the real star here, representing the first time any smartphone has packed four lenses in one spot.

To be precise, the Galaxy A9 2018's camera setup comprises a 24MP f/1.7 main shoot; a 10MP f/2.4 2x optical zoom lens; an 8MP f/2.4 ultra wide-angle lens; and a 5MP f/2.2 lens for depth.

You'd be forgiven for getting a bit confused. Depth perception should also not be a problem for the Galaxy A9 (2018), as it sports a dedicated depth camera.

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