Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) announced: Price, specifications, features and more

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) announced: Price, specifications, features and more

The smartphone was unveiled at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The phone's dedicated Bixby button sits on the left. The rest of the specifications remain unchanged across the variants, so you will have to determine how much RAM you want in your smartphone. Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The V40 actually lets you trigger all three cameras at the same time, giving you an option for each focal length.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in black, blue, or pink the United Kingdom starting in November at £549 (approximately $724) and in Europe for €599.

The quad-camera setup at the back includes an ultra-wide, telephoto, primary lens and a depth sensor in vertically aligned position. Samsung has plonked a 6.3in FHD+ 1,080x2,220 Super AMOLED display into a rather neat and rounded chassis with gentle curves to the body but no wrap-around screen.

Samsung will make the Galaxy A9 available in three colours; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. As I mostly got to use the phone indoors, I didn't find any issues with the brightness levels and viewing angles.

OnePlus said the death of the headphone port freed-up crucial space inside the body of its next flagship and allowed it to increase the size of the battery - a trade-off most phone owners are probably willing to make. The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with four rear cameras, making it the first smartphone in the world to come with quad cameras at the back.

Memory hirs 4GB of RAM and storage starts at 128GB onboard, which can be upgraded to 512GB with a microSD card. After all, I'm certain that's the reason you've clicked on this article in the first place.

For those of you who somehow haven't seen the phone yet, scroll up - there's a picture at the top of the article.

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The highlight of course is the quad cameras on the back of the new Galaxy A9. Add to that a 24-megapixel autofocus selfie shooter, and you end up with a phone that packs way too many cameras.

The third lens is an ultra-wide 8MP camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens.

Below that is the main camera.

LG now hold the record for the most cameras on a smartphone with the V40 ThinQ and its seems Samsung has made a decision to take it a step further. Following, a 5 MP f/2.2 camera for more depth of field. That doesn't mean the A9 won't be a solid phone, though. As a result, the Galaxy A9 is poised to become the world's first smartphone with 4 separate cameras planted on its backside.

Big tech companies, like Samsung and Apple, have recently come under fire to release lower-priced devices, especially since Apple launched their premium hand-set phone, the iPhone Xs for £999.

You'd be forgiven for getting a bit confused.

The body of the Galaxy A9 is quite attractive.

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