Samsung's triple-camera Galaxy A7 (2018) is now available in Malaysia

Helen Aguilar
October 12, 2018

In September Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh announced that this Samsung would kick off a "mid-range first" strategy that would see it deliver "technology and differentiation" to its Galaxy A lineup ahead of its flagship Galaxy S and Note range. How do they differ though and what do you miss out on to save that extra £250?

There's a rear fingerprint scanner too, plus a headphone jack and USB-C port on the base of the A9. You're not only getting a telephoto sensor for lossless zoom here, but also an ultra-wide sensor so that you can capture everything into a frame without moving further apart from your subject. The device sports aluminum body with the 3D curved back body.

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

Along the sides, you'll find power and volume buttons, but no Bixby switch. As a result, the Galaxy A9 is poised to become the world's first smartphone with 4 separate cameras planted on its backside.

The Galaxy A9 has a 6.3-inch full HD AMOLED display that's edge to edge but with narrow bezels on the top and bottom. This won't matter to everyone but if you enjoy watching content from YouTube, Netflix or Amazon at its best, you'll get a better experience with the S9 and S9+, assuming you are watching compatible content. Samsung hopes to change that with the Galaxy A9, a phone with not one, not two, not even three, but rather four cameras! Finally, the fourth camera is a 5-megapixel depth camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

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The A9 has a 24-megapixel main camera, as well as telephoto, ultra wide-angle and depth lenses created to help with a broad range of mobile photography. It will be especially interesting to compare the A9's camera against the A7 and the upcoming Galaxy S10. The leak contained images and hardware information about the device, suggesting it would be a mid-range smartphone with a whopping four cameras.

While all of this does seem like a fantastic package, especially in this price band, we'll have to put the lenses through our rigorous testing process before we can know how they behave in real-life.

The third sensor is the main camera with 24-megapixel resolution and f/1.7 aperture. The device comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 512GB of internal storage. Both have microSD support but it is capped at 400GB.

Despite being "optimised for the Instagram generation", there are plenty of other noteworthy features, which may have you wondering whether you need to spend £1000 on a phone.

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