Samsung launches phones with quad, triple cameras

Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

Galaxy A9 UK release and price - New budget phone has one an advantage over the Galaxy S9

Korean tech giants have been facing challenges in overseas markets amid the rise of Chinese rivals.

Another highlight of the Galaxy A9 (2018) is its Infinity Display, with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as the presence of 6GB of RAM.

The design is pretty nice as well and incorporates 3D Glass that is curved around the back.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy A9? The listing on Geekbench reiterates the presence of the Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6 GB RAM. With the MicroSD card slot, the Galaxy A9 users can further expand up to 512GB.

On the battery side, the Galaxy A9 comes with a fast charging 3,800 mAh battery, and also charges via a USB-C port.

Phones with dual camera arrangements are increasingly common, and even having three rear cameras is no longer uncharted territory- Samsung offers one in the Galaxy A7.

In the new Samsung Galaxy A9, first and foremost there is a main 24 MP f/1.7 camera. Next, we have a 10MP (f/2.4) sensor which is a telephoto lens. But adding more cameras on phones seems a bit overkill right now, and reminds us of the days when handset vendors including Samsung would increase the number of megapixels every year as if more megapixels equaled a better camera experience. Sitting at the top is an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. Last but not least, we have a 5MP depth camera with f/2.2.

Samsung has also embedded a low light mode with the cameras. This means that it will have a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels.

Samsung says the Galaxy A9 was built for "those who love to explore, capture the moment and share it as they see it".

The Korean company's new A9 device is being aimed at the "Instagram generation", and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549. The latter two are gradient color options.

The Galaxy A9 comes shipped with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. With Apple and Samsung going head-to-head in the United Kingdom for market share, as the Statista chart below reveals, Samsung's new A9 may be able sway more customers their way this year with decent specs for the dollar.

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