Samsung releases the Galaxy A9 (2018), the first quad-rear camera phone

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

The Galaxy A9 is the latest mid-range smartphone to come from the Korean technology firm and it features the world's first quadruple camera system.

We've heard a lot of details about Samsung's long-promised folding smartphone, save for perhaps the most critical feature - how exactly you're going to use the phone. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299.

The handset is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded.

Before looking more closely at the photography credentials of this device, let us check over the supporting specs of this mid-to-high end smartphone. The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo, and ships with a 3800 mAh battery that draws power from a USB Type-C port. The LG V40 ThinQ has five, but for those who need something a little more affordable, Samsung's new midrange Galaxy A9 has four rear cameras. While the front side houses a single 24MP selfie camera, the backside is where all the magic takes place.

The Galaxy 9 will be available in select markets including India from November.

The new phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, mobile payment capabilities and expandable storage of up to 512GB - all features common on high-end smartphones.

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Samsung did not give a specific launch date for the new Galaxy A9.

The quad-camera setup at the back includes an ultra-wide, telephoto, primary lens and a depth sensor in vertically aligned position. The Samsung Galaxy A9 will arrive in three colors: caviar black, lemonade blue and bubblegum pink.

And Samsung has just cemented that idea by revealing a phone with a four cameras on it.

The Galaxy A9 will cost between €550 and €599 ($635 and $690), according to AllAboutSamsung.

This is yet another camera feature that makes the Galaxy A9 appealing.

Until March 2018 when Huawei launched the P20 Pro, we had no idea we needed three cameras on the back of a phone - and the jury is still out on that one.

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