Until March 2018, when Huawei launched the P20 Pro, we had no idea that we needed three cameras on the back of a phone – and the jury is still out of it. But triple cams get pretty fast. The Oppo R17 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy A7 and the LG V40 ThinQ launched in recent weeks are equipped with all these cameras. In addition, Huawei Mate 20 Pro will also have a similar configuration for the camera, as well as the Galaxy S10 next year. But three cameras may not be enough for Samsung, as the company has just launched a new phone with four cameras on the back.
The Galaxy A9 features a 21-megapixel autofocus camera for "stunning photos at any time of the day," an ultra-wide 8-megapixel f2.4 1
What's interesting about the Galaxy A9 is that it has a lot of decent features. We have 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of basic memory, support microSD up to 512 GB, Super AMOLED Full HD 6.3-inch display with 2220 x 1080 resolution (aspect ratio 2: 1) and battery from 3,800 mAh. The choice of processor is a fact that we are looking at a mid-range phone, however: it is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 chip that powers devices in the upper end of the medium spectrum.
The 6 GB Galaxy A9 will cost € 599 ($ 691) in Europe and the phone will be available in three color options, including Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.
Time will tell if a four-lens camera like the A9 can beat single-lens camera performance on Pixel 3. But add more cameras on phones It seems a bit excessive at this time and reminds us of the days when mobile phone sellers, including Samsung, would increase the number of megapixels every year as if more megapixels would amount to a better experience with the camera. It will be particularly interesting to compare the camera of the A9 with the A7 and the upcoming Galaxy S10. We only hope that Samsung will not launch a Galaxy A11 phone with five cameras on the back next month.