Samsung launches A9, world's first smartphone with four rear cameras

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Samsung on Thursday officially announced the 2018 Galaxy A9 smartphone.

Images of the Galaxy A9 were leaked ahead of today's launch by Evan Blass and German site AllAboutSamsung, which filled in details of a claim by phone leaker Ice Universe in September that Samsung was cooking up a four-camera phone. Customers can pick up the device in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.

"Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 6.3" Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) resolution. According to the result page, the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of RAM. A 3,800mAh battery powers the phone.

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They include a 24-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel 120-degree wide angle lens, a 5-megapixel depth lens and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. While the front side houses a single 24MP selfie camera, the backside is where all the magic takes place.

Samsung withheld a good deal of information when it comes to the Galaxy A9 (2018)'s release date, pricing, and availability. Since the Galaxy A9 is meant for the Instagram generation, this feature will be very well received for sure. Those four rear cameras are the real star here, representing the first time any smartphone has packed four lenses in one spot. The glass rear of the phone houses four cameras that are aligned vertically.

Samsung Galaxy A9 colors are great to look at.

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The Galaxy A9 also features virtual assistant Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is a dual SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The smartphone runs Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box and comes with a triple card slot.

LG now hold the record for the most cameras on a smartphone with the V40 ThinQ and its seems Samsung has chose to take it a step further. 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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