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Samsung Galaxy A9 launch highlights: Four camera smartphone available in November

The Galaxy A9 comes with a wide-angle, telephoto, ultra wide-angle and depth camera. Yes, four in total.

  • Updated: October 11, 2018 3:04 PM IST
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Samsung is set to launch the world’s first smartphone with four rear cameras today. At an event in Malaysia scheduled to start at 2.30PM IST, the Korean giant will introduce the future of smartphones, one where more cameras is merrier.

It suddenly seems that smartphone makers are fighting for the crown of who has the maximum number of cameras on their mobile devices. In all started with the launch of Huawei P20 Pro in March, which featured three cameras on the back and four in total. LG recently added one more camera to the mix with the launch of V40 ThinQ, which has three cameras on the back and two at the front for a total of five cameras. Samsung officially joined the camera race with the launch of Galaxy A7 last month, which features three cameras on the back.

Samsung is calling the event as ‘4x fun’ and ahead of the event, the details related to the camera setup have already leaked online. The four cameras will do four different functions with the primary camera using a 24-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The secondary sensor with be a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The third camera will be an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with 120-degree field of view while the fourth camera will be a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Yes, the leaked images and camera detail reveal that Samsung is planning a camera overload in the form of Galaxy A9. The big question will be not how many cameras they pack but rather, how well do these camera take pictures. We are likely to discover that at the event. Follow below for live updates from

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20183:02 pm

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Just a reminder: Galaxy A7 has three cameras while A9 has four cameras

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That’s a wrap guys. Samsung did not waste a lot of time here.

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This is how we unlock new possibilities, Koh says about new Galaxy A-series

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:59 pm

The Galaxy A9 will be available starting November, says Koh

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These two phones show Samsung’s commitment to serve everyone, says Koh

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:56 pm

Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9 are designed for generation with desire to create and share – DJ Koh

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I couldn’t be more proud of the work our team has delivered with two great smartphones, says Koh

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DJ Koh is here as well.

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:54 pm

What will you do with four different lenses? Let us know @BGRIndia on Twitter

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The sample pictures that Samsung is showing at the event look promising

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There is a dedicated lens to shoot images with depth of field or bokeh images

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There is also 2x optical zoom for those moments when you want to shoot without getting closer to subject

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The Galaxy A9 always uses the ultra-wide camera for panorama shots

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:51 pm

The Galaxy A9’s star attraction is the 120-degree ultra-wide angle camera

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The Galaxy A9’s camera also uses AI to tell you when your subject blinked.

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The main camera sensor uses pixel binning and merges four pixels for a sharper image

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With Galaxy A9, you won’t be able to miss a moment even in low-light, says Min

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:47 pm

Roy Min is here to talk in-depth about Galaxy A9’s camera

Nash David October 11, 20182:47 pm

Symmetry left the room.

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There is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 5-megapixel depth camera.

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Yvonne says Galaxy A9 is one camera you need to capture all kinds of situation

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Now, Yvonne is going to talk about camera, four to be precise

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There is also a 3,800mAh battery that supports fast charging

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:44 pm

The Galaxy A9 starts at 128GB and supports up to 512GB memory card. That’s a lot of memory for a smartphone guys.

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The Galaxy A9 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and also supports facial recognition

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Samsung is stealing the design from Chinese smartphone makers by introducing gradient finish on Galaxy A9

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:41 pm

Yvonne Woo from Samsung Malaysia is on stage to talk us through Galaxy A9

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:40 pm

Samsung Galaxy A7 has three cameras while Galaxy A9 has four cameras

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Eugene from Samsung is very excited about the first quad-camera smartphone.

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Samsung is talking about how one can pack more into a single shot using ultra-wide camera

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Samsung is talking about Instagram and is pitching the Galaxy A7 as ideal for Instagram posts. We are not really sure about that though

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:35 pm

On the Galaxy A7, Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor to the side.

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:35 pm

From three, we will shift to four. Maybe then 50 cameras someday

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:34 pm

Samsung is talking about Galaxy A7 first since it has three cameras

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:33 pm

The camera has to be the best, Samsung executive says at the event

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:32 pm

“What do you want from a smartphone?”
Samsung asks at the event

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20182:26 pm

Google Pixel 3 with single rear camera wants to be a rare bread. Read our first look here: https://bit.ly/2ycwajT

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Meanwhile, here is how the triple camera on Galaxy A7 performs: https://bit.ly/2QKpxfu

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20181:38 pm

My personal take is that you don’t need a dozen cameras but rather one that takes crisp pictures with lots of details. So, it is interesting to see how Samsung justifies the switch to four cameras

Karthekayan Iyer October 11, 20181:37 pm

Hello there. Thank you joining our liveblog. Guess what, Samsung is launching a phone with four cameras. Oh, you have heard that before. Right?

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  • Published Date: October 11, 2018 1:11 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 11, 2018 3:04 PM IST