The South Korean tech giant, Samsung, has gifted the world it’s first smartphone with quad camera, world’s first smartphone with 4 separate cameras at the back. The company earned a feather in their hat after they became the first company to introduce a quad camera module at the back of any smartphone. This is when the Samsung’s foldable smartphone concept is still on high which the company has confirmed of working on. The smartphone with the quad camera setup is codenamed, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), which was unveiled at an event in Malaysia on Thursday.
The recent one in the Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone to be in the news for it’s triple camera setup at the back is Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) launched in September this year. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the successor to the 2015 launched Samsung Galaxy A9 with single lens camera at the back and the front and Snapdragon 652 with only 3GB RAM.
The highlight features of Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) excluding the 4 lens setup at the back, include Infinity Display, up to 8GB RAM, 3D curved glass body, Snapdragon 660 processor and 3,800mAh battery which is slightly lesser than that of the original handset with 4,000mAh battery power. Talking about the price, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) starting price is EUR 599 (Approx. INR 51,300) while the color variants include Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. As far as the availability is concerned, the company has just revealed that it will be available from November in select market, without disclosing any information about India launch and pricing. Let’s now magnify our vision at the specifications and features of the smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) dominates the front with a 6.3-inch F-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with screen resolution of 1080x2220px and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen-to-body ratio is reportedly 80.5% while pixel density of 392ppi. The smartphone sports a 4 camera setup at the back with 24-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, secondary sensor bearing 10-megapixel telephoto camera lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom, 8-megapixel ultra-wide tertiary camera sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree wide view, and the fourth camera sensor with 5-megapixel depth camera lens with f/2.2 aperture. The 4 cameras are vertically aligned with an LED flash for the low light photography. The main camera is said to combine the 4 camera lens into one when the main camera senses the low-light condition. The selfie shooter bears a 24-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera can be used for phone unlocking as the smartphone features a Face Unlock technology.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4 of the cores are clocked at 2.2GHz while the other 4 cores are clocked at 1.8GHz Kryo 260. The RAM variants include 6GB and 8GB coupled with 128GB inbuilt storage, expandable to up to 512GB using a MicroSD card. The battery it encompasses comes with 3,800mAh battery power.
On the connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features dual 4G VoLTE SIM support, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio, USB Type C 1.0 reversible connector and 3.5mm Audio Jack. Sensors on-board are face unlock sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Digital Compass. The handset weighs 183g and measures 162.5x77x7.8mm.
– The battery seems too less to handle the heavy mechanism that the handset is made and equipped for
– The Android 9 Pie version must have been an added advantage
– The company must have given 64GB internal storage option as well, to the consumers to make it more budget friendly, since the expandable memory option is already made available to the consumers.