It seems and is an upward race. Samsung today announced Galaxy A9. The novelty is a quad camera back that definitely surpasses in number the triple camera of the Huawei P20 Pro that at the time had surprised a bit ‘all. All located on the back of the phone include a 24 MP main camera (F1.7), a telephoto lens with a 10 Mp 2X optical zoom (F2.4), an ultra-wide angle at 120 degrees by 8 MP (F2.4) ) and a 5 Mp depth-of-field sensor (F2.2). The photographic-muscular force demonstration is impressive, a four-eyed phone had never been seen before. But what are four sensors for?

According to Korean engineers, four lenses offer “unlimited perspectives”: for example, you can take advantage of the 2x optical zoom both from near and far and use the ultra-wide-angle lens. The depth objective promises to achieve a better bokeh effect thanks to the live focus function. Finally, the main 24 MP lens promises superior performance in terms of brightness and color dynamics. The use of these four cameras will be analyzed in the field. However, it is clear that the smartphone in the intentions of Samsung is increasingly a phone disguised as a camera.  Opposing choice instead seems to Google that has its own two days ago launched Pixel 3 with a single camera but super-intelligent and enhanced with machine learning algorithms. It will be interesting to understand which of the two will take better pictures.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Specification

The Samsung Galaxy A9, not A9s, as one initially suspected, will come up with a 6.3-inch display that uses a super AMOLED panel and offers a resolution at FHD + level, which should, therefore, be at 2160×1080 pixels. Of course, the device offers the usual “always-on” screen, which Samsung-typical in addition to time, date and battery level can also display the calendar and other content.

Under the hood here is the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core SoC, which can offer eight cores with up to 2.2 gigahertz clock rate. In addition, the device has six gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash memory on board, which can be further enhanced by a built-in memory slot in addition to two NanoSIM slots.

The cameras are the absolute focus here, which is why Samsung speaks of “4x fun”. The company equips the new Galaxy A9 with four cameras on the back, with the main camera offering a resolution of 24 megapixels with an F / 1.7 aperture. Add to that a simple 5-megapixel sensor with F / 2.2 aperture for depth effects, while also offering an ultra-wide angle with eight megapixels and F / 2.4 aperture and 120 degrees wide field of view and a telephoto lens with 10 Megapixel Sensor, F / 2.4 aperture and 2x magnification are integrated.

Samsung has given the device a total of 19 special image enhancement modes, each of which provides specific settings for things like food, portrait shots, interiors, plants, landscapes, text or night shots. In addition, fuzzy elements or winks are detected, which should help the user in avoiding such errors.

The battery of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) SM-A920 will be generously sized with 3800mAh, with the power supply via a USB-C port and Fast Charging. Samsung offers the new model in the colors pink, blue and black, which in all cases are variations with color gradients on the back. Apparently, Samsung was inspired by the success of the Huawei smartphone with “Twilight” design and moved accordingly.  With these features, the new Samsung Galaxy A9 is embedded within the company’s medium-high range, with a starting price of $600. Its availability, from mid-November. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is available in three colors: gradient blue and pink and the usual black.

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