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Samsung goes camera crazy with the Galaxy A9 and A7

The Korean company's new Galaxy A9 device is aimed at the "Instagram generation", Samsung said on Thursday, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549. The face of the device has one camera.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 has a mid-range chipset under its hood in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 but it offers 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and microSD support for storage expansion up to 512GB.

Of course, there is more to the Galaxy A9 (2018) than just its four rear cameras. Samsung has also included a nice 3,800 mAh battery to power this puppy. Coming to the cameras, the Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It measures 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 183.00 grams. The company revealed that the Galaxy A9 utilises an octa-core chip offering speeds between 1.8GHz and 2.2GHz depending on the task. The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a curved back, but it does not sport a curved display, even though curved glass is included on top of that display.

Samsung has included fingerprint sensor at the back, and it is quite snappy. You're going to want all the battery you can get for a phone that will make you open the camera often. The phone's dedicated Bixby button sits on the left.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in three colours: Bubblegum Pink, Lemonade Blue, and Caviar Black. Secondary lenses are so a year ago, with phone manufacturers frantically squeezing as many cameras as possible onto the back of their devices, in a desperate attempt to one-up each other. It also has a 10MP f/2.4 sensor with a 2x optical zoom feature, an ultra wide 120-degree 8MP f/2.4 lens and a 5MP sensor (f/2.2) for depth.

For instance, the device has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen with a resolution of 2220×1080.

The Galaxy A9 will arrive with Android 8.0 Oreo as standard, adorned as always with the Samsung Experience skin. On top of that, the A9 also gets the AI photo analyzer of the Galaxy Note 9 which warns you when you've snapped a pic of someone who blinked. In ending comments Koh suggested that Samsung will start selling the phone under a different small niche, later it will expand with time.

Thursday's announcements bear out the tech giant's push to roll out new technology and cutting-edge features for its mid-range devices first ahead of its flagships, in a boost to cheaper models.

Samsung states that the Galaxy A9 will be available in select markets starting from November but did not care to divulge the pricing details right now.

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