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.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 10, 2018
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.