As expected, Samsung today took the wraps off of the first smartphone with four rear cameras.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 features a quad rear camera setup that's arranged vertically. The main camera is a 24MP with f/1.7 aperture, and there's an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view. Samsung has included a 5MP depth-sensing camera, too, and rounding things out is a 10MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. There's also a 24MP front-facing camera on the Galaxy A9, giving it a total of five cameras.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy A9 include a 6.3-inch 2220x1080 Super AMOLED display, octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor, and 3800mAh battery. Samsung will offer two versions of the Galaxy A9 — one with 6GB of RAM and the other with 8GB of RAM — but both will include 128GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot. Android 8.0 will come preloaded on the Galaxy A9, and Samsung Pay support will be included.
Samsung says that the Galaxy A9 will be available in select markets starting in November. Color options will include Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.
Dual rear camera setups are becoming the norm and some companies are moving to triple rear camera setups, but Samsung has decided to take things a step further and offer four rear cameras on a single device. Having four different cameras for different situations sounds pretty great, but we'll have to wait and see just how well those four cameras perform.
Does a smartphone with four different rear cameras interest you?