Our smartphones have become more than just communication devices, thanks to the rapid improvements in mobile camera technology. Since most of us rely on our mobiles to get shots we would previously use a camera for, it’s almost essential to have a phone that not only has solid camera hardware, but also great software to build up on that reliable hardware. Thinking along the same lines, Samsung announced its quad-camera phone – the Samsung Galaxy A9. The Galaxy A9 happens to be the first phone in the world to have four camera sensors on its back! But with smartphones already taking great shots with dual-cameras, why would we need a quad-camera phone? Well, there are some aspects of photography best achieved only with the right hardware. Here’s a closer look at the A9’s camera setup:

The quad-camera setup of the Galaxy A9 consists of a 10-megapixel telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a regular 24-megapixel main sensor. The presence of four different camera sensors makes sure that the phone is ready to click a superior shot, no matter what the scenario is.

Zoom In

The telephoto lens of the Galaxy A9 works very similarly to a telephoto lens found in a professional camera. It helps capture a subject that is far away, or helps you get a closer shot of a particular feature. The telephoto camera in the Galaxy A9 is capable of loss-less 2x Optical Zoom, so you can focus on what’s important without losing out on quality.

Capture a Wide Angle Shot

The ultra-wide sensor is something that hasn’t yet been found in phone cameras, despite how much they have evolved to be able to capture the background. All of us have faced a situation where we’d have to walk far away while taking a family picture to fit all of the members in the viewfinder. With an ultra-wide sensor, the Galaxy A9’s camera does that for you! The 120° ultra-wide sensor fits in much more than a conventional sensor and makes shooting fun and easy.

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Take a Portrait

The 5-megapixel depth camera is required for portrait shots that we have become so accustomed to taking on our phones. The depth camera and the normal camera work in tandem to adjust the depth of field and give you a live preview of the background blur you’d like to add to the picture.

Capture Crisp Colours & Details

The primary camera of the Galaxy A9 is a 24-megapixel f/1.7 sensor. Its wide aperture helps it pull in more light in the dark and minimising noise to keep the picture looking sharp. Even in bright daylight, the camera will take crisp shots without washing out colours or details.

To back the solid hardware, the Samsung A9 has some sweet software tricks up its sleeve as well. The Galaxy A9’s Scene Optimizer feature automatically detects the subject of your photo and chooses amongst 19 different modes to optimize the picture accordingly.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 makes taking bad pictures difficult, using a feature that will alert the user if there is something off in the photo taken. From eye blinks to backlighting, it can advise you on how to take a perfect picture, every time.

Phone Specs

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is much more than just it’s quad-camera setup. The Galaxy A9 flanks a 6.3-inch FullHD Infinity Display which stretches from edge to edge to give a visually immersive experience. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor, coupled with 6/8GB of RAM, ensuring that you breeze through work and games.

The phone comes with 128GB of internal storage and can be expanded up to 512GB with the help of a microSD card. The 3,800mAh battery is sufficient to last you a day and more and can quickly be replenished with Fast Charging capabilities via its USB Type-C port.

The phone features a beautiful glass-aluminium build and will be available in colours of Caviar Black or gradients of Bubblegum Pink & Lemonade Blue. Read more about the specs here.

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