Samsung has announced its new Galaxy A9, the first smartphone with four rear cameras.
The company says it has launched this smartphone for the Instagram generation and that it will go sale in the UK in November. This ‘four eyed Korean monster’, as some have come to call it, will be sold at a starting price of £549 (Rs95,587).
The four rear-side sensors are:
- 24-megapixel main sensor, f/1.7
- 10-megapixel telephoto sensor, f/2.4, 2x optical zoom
- 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor (120-degree), f/2.4
- 5-megapixel depth sensor, f/2.2
The camera also comes with AI scene recognition to enhance photos.
The phone features a Bixby virtual assistant, payment service Samsung Pay and fitness tracker Samsung Health. It will come in three different colours — Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.
The Galaxy A9 is a significant improvement from its A7 model, which was Samsung’s first smartphone to have three lenses on the back. A number of competitors including Huawei and LG have also released phones with three camera lenses.