Samsung's Galaxy A9 comes out swinging with four rear cameras

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro

The Samsung Galaxy A9 with the quad camera setup has been in the leaks from the last few months. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299.

Galaxy A9 arrives in three colours; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink.

The Galaxy A9 boasts a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. Inside, the device is powered by an Octa-core 2.2GHz processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. All of this will be backed by a 3,720mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge2.0 charging technology.

They include a 24-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel 120-degree wide angle lens, a 5-megapixel depth lens and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Up front is a 24MP f/2.0 camera for selfies. The handset will be available for purchase in select markets starting from early November.

Now for those in the states, we have some good news and some bad news. Unlike the recently launched Galaxy A7, the new Galaxy A9 still sports a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

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It will remain to be seen as to whether the Galaxy A9 Star Pro will be making its way to our shores but we will be reaching out to Samsung Australia after the launch for local availability and pricing. Majority are camera-related and that was to be expected from this device. With all these four rear cameras, the device can capture photos with 2x optical zoom, 120-degree wide-angle view, and flawless bokeh shot. Like most Samsung flagships and premium mid-range models, the device also comes with an always-on display which can show the current time and notifications while the screen off.

Users can unlock the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) using the software-based Face Unlock functionality.

Samsung is yet to roll out Android 9.0 Pie update to its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones and rumours suggest that Samsung would also add AI-features exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 along with the Android Pie upgrade.

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