T.V. ad for the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is all about the four cameras on back

So three cameras on the back of a phone doesn't cut it anymore. After all, it's been nearly seven months since the first phone with a triple camera setup was released. Move over, Huawei P20 Pro. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has four cameras on the back. The handset was unveiled today by Samsung, and we can tell you that on the rear of the device you'll find an 8MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 10MP Telephoto Camera, a 24MP Primary Camera, and a 5MP Depth Camera.

Samsung also released today its first television commercial for the device, showing how the owner of another smartphone needs to bend backward like Gumby to capture the image of a wide building. But the 120-degree Ultra Wide lens on the Galaxy A9 (2018) allows you to take the picture without twisting yourself into a pretzel. The 10MP Telephoto lens allows you to get close, and even closer to your subject. And with the 5MP Depth Camera, you can make the background of a portrait look sharp, or fuzzy. The 60-second spot shows plenty of images that call to mind the number four such as four umbrellas and four lifesavers. Even the song in the background works perfectly with the ad.

Now for those in the states, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you won't have to worry about this ad interrupting your favorite television shows like Manifest, Impractical Jokers and The Good Doctor. But that's only because we don't expect to see the Samsung A9 (2018) released in the U.S.

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Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 24 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3800 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

These thing getting out of hand. Look at the pixel, one camera and she is out performing many cameras out there.

7. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And still has to bend back like Gumby to capture the building. And still can't zoom in as well as the P20 Pro. Simple point is versatility matters. I'm not saying you need 4 cameras but they're there for a reason.

2. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

ok...it's for youth.

3. vasra

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

600€ for a SD660 phone? Samsung has finally lost the plot. Huawei Mate20 will totally destroy this phone in less than 5 days...

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Because sales matter more than quality?!


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Some sites showing Snapdragon 710? Anybody can conform ?

6. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Let’s get 6 cameras going. How bout it?

8. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I like it. Not sure the depth camera is necessary but I dig the flexibility. My V30 has me covered for wide angle shots though.

9. RobinD

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Should have kept the A9 a mid-range phone with 2 cameras top and then launch the quad-cams phone as a variant ( A9 Zoom ) and actually make the cameras good.

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