Samsung Electronics announced on Dec. 20 that it will launch the Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a quad camera on the back, in the Korean market.
Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A9 has a 24-megapixel main camera, a telephoto lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a depth-of-field lens on the back. The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree angle of view allows the user to capture the subject as well as the entire background.
The user can express magnificent natural scenery or put more people in one picture. With a 10-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 2x optical zoom, close-up photos can be taken without noise. The 24-megapixel high-resolution camera is capable of taking clear and bright pictures in any environment. The 5-megapixel depth-of-field camera also has a "Live Focus" function that allows the user to freely apply the background blurring effect.
The Galaxy A9 is equipped with an “intelligent camera” function based on artificial intelligence that automatically recognizes photo-shooting scenes such as scenery, food, and people and expresses the photo optimal color and contrast.
With a 24-megapixel camera on the front of the Galaxy A9, the user can take brilliant and crisp selfies in bright daylight as well as at night. In addition, “Selfie Focus” function makes the background look smooth so that the person in the scene stands out and “Pro Lighting” function makes the face look brighter by using the side or front lighting effect.
The Galaxy A9 has a 159.5mm (6.3-inch) FHD+ Super AMOLED Infiniti display of an 18.5-to-9 screen ratio and is equipped with “Dolby Atmos” to enhance the user’s immersive experience while playing a game. The device comes in three colors of lemonade blue, bubblegum pink and caviar black, and the price is 599,500 won for domestic sales. The Galaxy A9 is a self-sufficiency product for three mobile telecommunication companies and can be purchased from the Samsung Electronics homepage and nationwide digital plaza, mobile store, and mobile carrier stores.