Samsung's New Phone Has FOUR Rear Cameras, Says Leak

By Holly Brockwell on at

The smartphone industry is doing a Gillette, it seems: first we had dual rear-camera phones, then Huawei came out with the three-rear-cam P20 Pro, and now Samsung has one-upped them with the Galaxy A9, which according to a new leak will have FOUR of the blighters.

Why anyone needs four entire lenses on one side of a phone remains to be seen, but since the leak came from prolific thing-finder Evan Blass, it seems very likely to be accurate.

Blass's image includes some info about what each lens is for, although it doesn't go very far to convincing us that more cameras = better photos. The lenses include a 24MP main camera with f/1.7, an f/2.2 5MP depth camera which is presumably for things like bokeh backgrounds, a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto camera that includes 2x optical zoom, and an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide lens with 120-degree field of view for panoramas and wide-angle gig shots.

Here's another leaked image of the phone, in which Samsung racily promises '4x the fun':

There's not long to go now before the official unveiling of the Galaxy A9 – what else do you reckon it'll have in store? Let us know in the comments.