SAMSUNG'S CLEARLY GOT A CHUBBY for smartphone cameras given it's revealed the Galaxy A9 with four cameras stuck on to its backside. The 8 megapixel wide-angle lens has a wider viewing angle. Samsung also demonstrated the feature on stage. And with the 5MP Depth Camera, you can make the background of a portrait look sharp, or fuzzy. Lastly, on the front of the phone, there is a selfie camera: 24MP, f/2.0.
While the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge, the dedicated Bixby button is placed on the left edge.
What's interesting about the Galaxy A9 is that it has plenty of decent features.
Samsung will make the Galaxy A9 available in three colours; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. Samsung has priced the phone at 599 euros which comes to around Rs 51,000 in India. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor where four of its cores are clocked at 2.2GHz and the rest are low-power cores running at 1.8GHz. It will run Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the company's Experience UI skin on top. Have Samsung's tech boffins taken things a step too far? The Galaxy A9 comes with 128GB of storage as standard, which is excellent for a mid-range device. Both models sport a microSD card slot supporting up to 512GB of additional storage, should 128GB prove not to be enough. The squarish fingerprint sensor on the back is well-positioned and made it easy to reach and identify on one go. A "long lasting" 3,800mAh battery is fitted. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. Form Samsung Galaxy S9 to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has always shipped feature-packed flagship killers. The build quality is top-notch and i really liked the overall premium feel of it.
Flip the phone over, and you'll spot a total of four cameras arranged vertically on the left-hand side. But I'm not exactly convinced that we need this many cameras on a phone, especially when none of them bringing anything radically new to the competition.
Galaxy A9 (2018) will be hitting a selected few markets next month and will get launched in Pakistan soon.
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