A good 32%, on the other hand, think that four rear cameras is a bit of an overkill, and are seemingly on the opinion that they were announced for the sake of the number game, like the megapixel race a few years back. Just 21% are inclined to give Samsung the benefit of the doubt, and proclaim the Galaxy A9 as a flexible photography tool with real advantages from the get-go, without the first sample reviews from its quad-camera kit.
People are intrigued by the first quad-camera phone, provided that its picture samples turn out well
Samsung went all-in with the camera kit on its new Galaxy A9 that was just announced as the world’s first with four cameras. Wait, what? Yep, about the only thing missing is a monochrome sensor, but even without it, this thing can cover most every photographic dilemma you might encounter.
The top shelf of the vertical quad-camera placement is reserved for the 8MP Ultra Wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 120 degrees field of view. Right underneath comes the 2x zoom telephoto camera with 10MP resolution. A 24MP main sensor will take care of the low-light shots with the widest, f/1.7 aperture, while below the fold is the 5MP sensor for extra depth measurement in re-focused and portrait shots.
What’s next, a penta-camera setup with a black and white module added for extra measure just so that someone could yell “first!” Well, not really, as having both telephoto zoom and wide-angle lenses can turn very useful in many scenarios, while the depth sensor is sure to make post-focusing easier. On top of that photographic versatility, the A9 is a very capable midrange warrior, too, with huge OLED display, large battery, and, thankfully, a metal body that won’t be easy to shatter when dropped.