By 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 it. But triple cameras get something pretty fast. The Oppo R17 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A7 and LG V40 ThinQ that launched the last few weeks all sports such cameras. Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will also have a similar camera layout, and it will also feature the Galaxy S10 next year. But three cameras may not be enough for Samsung, as the company just launched a new phone that has four cameras on the back.
The Galaxy A9 features a 24 megapixel mainf1.7 camera with auto focus "for great photos at all times of the day", an 8 megapixel f2.4 1
What's interesting with the Galaxy A9 is that it has many decent features. We have 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, microSD support of up to 512GB, a 6.3-inch flat Super AMOLED Full HD display with 2220 x 1080 resolution (2: 1 aspect ratio) and a battery of 3.800 mAh. Processor selection is a dead gift as we look at an intercom, but: It's the Qualcomms Snapdragon 710 chip that drives devices at the high end of the middle range.
The 6GB Galaxy A9 will cost € 599 ($ 691) in Europe, and the phone will be available in three color choices, including Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.
The time will tell if a four-lens camera like A9 can beat the performance of the single-lens camera on Pixel 3. But adding more cameras on phones works A bit overkill right now and reminds us of the days when handset providers, including Samsung, would increase the number of megapixels each year as if more megapixels constituted a better camera experience. It would be especially interesting to compare A9's camera with the A7 and the upcoming Galaxy S10. Let's just hope that Samsung will not launch a Galaxy A11 phone with five cameras on the back next month.