Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world's first quad-cam smartphone

Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 leak details shooters

Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 leak details shooters

Of course, the last camera being a 5 MP depth sensor sounds like a cop-out just to ensure the A9 has the honor of being the first quad-rear camera device in a world where more sensors seem to be the norm. It doesn't look like we're getting this pretty pink one we have in these pictures.

As for the display, the A9 boasts of a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. 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. Both have a microSD slot that supports up cards with 512GB of storage to stuff with photos. A 3,800mAh battery powers the phone.

Next up is an 8MP, 120 degree wide angle lens allowing you to get more into each shot, followed by a 5MP depth-sensing camera which collects data used in Samsung's Live Focus background blur mode. The main camera will be a 24MP sensor coupled with a large f/1.7 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 goes on sale next month in select markets.

I'd love to be able to tell you just how those four lenses performed in the real world, but unfortunately we were only given access to pre-production hardware which was suffering from a few glitches that made the camera hard to really assess.

With AI Scene Recognition, the A9 is able to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the optimal photo.

The cameras are also aligned on the left side of the phone, similar to that of the new Apple iPhone iPhone XS - but definitely much bigger.

It's somewhat odd for Samsung to launch a phone with world-first features that's not a flagship, but the A9 is plenty powerful.

But that's only because we don't expect to see the Samsung A9 (2018) released in the U.S. It's not entirely clear what this actually means in practice but a good camera is certainly necessary to capture decent images to upload to the Insta and it seems Samsung believes four cameras is the way forward for this device. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience skin on top.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is a dual SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. We loved it on the Galaxy A7 as well and the feeling remains on this device.

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