Samsung’s new phone has more camera lenses than buttons

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

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

In a time where it's common for smartphones to have at least two cameras on the back, Samsung is going all out, with four.

While leakers seem to have got the name of the smartphone wrong - it's just called the Galaxy A9 - Samsung officially announced the device today, and the company has confirmed numerous rumors. While the camera is the main takeaway of the Samsung Galaxy A9, the internals are pretty impressive as well. "That's why the Galaxy A9 is packed with Samsung's best camera innovations, to enable all consumers to achieve more, experience more and unlock more possibilities every day", Samsung says.

Today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy A9 (2018). We now have quad rear cameras to debate on. It's not clear what other "selected markets" will also see the Galaxy A9. The new smartphone is expected to have four camera sensors at the rear. In terms of optics, it sports a 24MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture lens and there is also an 8MP camera with a f/2.4, 120-degree ultra wide lens.

Express your creativity with the Depth Lens, giving you the freedom to manually manage the photos' depth of field and focus on the subject for stunning, professional looking images. The bottom lens is for a 5MP depth camera.

While Samsung hasn't announced exactly what processor is being used in the phone, we know it'll be powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core chipset of some kind. Then comes the LED flash.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy A9? Only the Blue and Pink variants sport the Huawei P20-esque reflective two-tone hues or gradient design. The Galaxy A9 (2018) has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. While the front side houses a single 24MP selfie camera, the backside is where all the magic takes place. But that's not the case.

Comparing Samsung Galaxy A9 to its earlier flagship Galaxy A7, this latest phone offers an additional 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2X optical zoom. This camera will surefire produce clean Instagram and SnapChat worthy selfies. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and comes with Bixby and NFC which means there's support for Samsung Pay.