Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

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We guessed it might be referring to a 4x rear camera array equipped device, and that is indeed what was revealed in Kuala Lumpur earlier today as the Samsung Galaxy A9 was launched.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch S-AMOLED screen that produces Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels. Inside, the device is powered by an Octa-core 2.2GHz processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Android 8.0 Oreo comes pre-installed on the Galaxy A9 (2018), but on top of it, you'll find Samsung's custom Experience UI, of course.

Samsung Galaxy A9 is a well polished smartphone in Samsung's portfolio of mid-range devices. Consumers will be able to choose from three color options including Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.

Above you'll see a Samsung-branded concept phone that didn't exactly materialize. But the 120-degree Ultra Wide lens on the Galaxy A9 (2018) allows you to take the picture without twisting yourself into a pretzel. AI Scene Recognition is baked in to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the best photo. The Galaxy A9 (2018) brings a quad-camera system that includes a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. The front camera of the phone supports face unlock feature.

Samsung did not give a specific launch date for the new Galaxy A9. Battery capacity information wasn't included in yesterday's leaks, but Samsung claims the A9 will ship with a 3,800mAh battery.

Last week, there were reports of Lenovo's plans to release the first quad-rear camera ever.

"As a global leader in the smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for innovation in a world driven by visual communication", DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, told reporters here.

The Galaxy A9 and it appears to be an improved version of the Galaxy A8 Star. However, the company did say that the phone would launch sometime during mid-November in an unknown number of markets.