“The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone with four cameras on the back”

While dual-camera setups have just become the norm in the world of smartphones, manufacturers have begun offering handsets with triple cameras on the back. Samsung however, seems to have taken the camera game to the next level with the Samsung Galaxy A9 (first impressions). The latest from the South Korean giant comes equipped with not one, not two, but four snappers on the rear. But that’s not it, as the smartphone brings a lot of interesting features to the table. So in this article, let’s take a closer look at what all the Galaxy A9 has to offer.

A quad-camera array on the back

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Without a doubt, four rear cameras are the USP of the Galaxy A9. Samsung has equipped the handset with a 24-megapixel main shooter, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, a 10-megapixel telephoto snapper, and an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens. While the 10MP telephoto camera offers a 2x optical zoom, the 8MP ultra-wide shooter offers a 120-degree view. And as you can expect, the 5MP depth sensor offers a portrait effect.

As far as the front camera is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is fitted with a single lens 24-megapixel sensor. Furthermore, the selfie shooter also offers a software-based bokeh mode.

Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detection features


Apart from the quad-camera module, the Galaxy A9 2018 ships with an impressive set of camera features. To begin with, the Scene Optimizer detects the subject in the frame. Once the subject is identified, the software cherry picks the best scene that suits the current conditions.

Flaw Detection is yet another feature that deserves a shoutout. It works by informing you about issues such as blinks, blurs, smudged lenses, and backlighting. This feature will also prompt you to take another shot in case it detects any of the aforementioned issues.

An immersive panel with Always-on Display

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The Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 features a large 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display that claims to offer sharper contrast and dynamic colours. Needless to say, it helps to have a large display to enjoy the camera goodness and binge-watching your favourite series on the go. The device also comes with “Always on Display” functionality that beams important notifications on the lock screen without being hard on the battery.

A Samsung-esque design

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Design-wise, the Galaxy A9 2018 is unmistakably a Samsung phone. The front facade is dominated by Super AMOLED display with minimal bezels all around while the fingerprint sensor sits at the rear. The quad cameras are placed vertically towards the top-left side on the back. Furthermore, the 3D Glass back adds a dash of premiumness to the device. And to make it more appealing, the phone is being made available in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink colours.

Features a powerful spec sheet

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Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The combination is quite powerful and should be able to handle everything thrown at it. As far as storage is concerned, the Galaxy A9 comes with 128GB built-in memory. Thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot, you can expand the memory further up to 512GB.

AR Emojis to add to the fun


Similar to the brand’s flagships this year, the Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with the AR Emoji feature that lets you add fun to your photos. You can add party hats, animal noses to your face and also enhance the colours with a filter. That’s not all, the camera app also offers other interesting features like the stamps and stickers.

A beefy battery that can last long

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The Galaxy A9 2018 is backed by a powerful 3,800mAh battery that should be able to last a day and then some more. The device comes with a USB Type-C port and offers the fast charging capability to juice up quickly.

In terms of the pricing, the 6GB RAM model of the Samsung Galaxy A9 will set you back by Rs 36,999, while the 8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 39,999. The handset will be available to buy through online e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart starting November 28th.