Just as the leaks promised, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has launched, and it does indeed have a whopping four camera lenses lined up on its rear.
Unveiled in a livestream, the Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November with an RRP of £549.
It comes in three colours: a classic black (called Caviar Black), and then an attractive gradient design in Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.
In addition to those four rear lenses, the A9 has a lot to offer:
- 6.3 inch full HD+ AMOLED screen, 1080 × 2220
- Octa-core processor (2.2GHz quad + 1.8GHz quad)
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB storage and MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
- 3,800mAh battery
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- NFC/Samsung Pay
As for those cameras, there's 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.
Interestingly, Samsung's chosen to just go for one camera on the front of the phone: a 24MP selfie snapper with f/2.0. We'd have thought a phone with five lenses would have perhaps made more sense with a 2/3 front/back split, but it wasn't to be.
The back of the phone is curved glass, with a fingerprint sensor and flash. The front has no notch, and slightly thicker bezels than on higher-end Samsungs. It measures 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm and weighs in at 183g.
The Galaxy A9 does unfortunately include Bixby, though. Can't have everything.