At its "Galaxy Unpacked" launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A9, also called the "World's first quad camera smartphone". 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. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299. Except for the rather plain Caviar Black, Samsung gives the Galaxy A9 colors some cute names, like Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood sits an octa-core chip offering top speeds of 2.2GHz and 1.8GHz to take care of less demanding tasks. For more storage, there is a microSD card slot on the device.
Lastly, the Galaxy A9 packs a 3,800mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Then there's a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and ultra wide 120 degree 8-megapixel camera which allows users to get more detail packed into their pictures. On the front of the phone is a 24-megapixel f/2 selfie camera.
The Galaxy A9 will be available in black, blue, or pink the United Kingdom starting in November at £549 (approximately $724) and in Europe for €599.
"With these new phones we are reinventing the way we introduce breakthrough technologies to the people we serve".
The Galaxy A9 isn't out yet, and in fact you've got a little while to wait.
That's right: there are four separate cameras on the back of the camera for capturing different types of photos. We're excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.
The Galaxy A9 comes shipped with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A9.
Big tech companies, like Samsung and Apple, have recently come under fire to release lower-priced devices, especially since Apple launched their premium hand-set phone, the iPhone Xs for £999.