[Smartphones] | Galaxy A9, a phone with 4 cameras launched!

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You can never have enough cameras I suppose!

Just when we thought that the 3 camera setup on Galaxy A7 was pretty awesome, Samsung is back with another jaw-dropping surprise. They unveiled another phone in the Galaxy A series which has not 3, but a quad-camera setup on the rear. No kidding!

The new Galaxy A9 really does have four cameras on the back. Samsung is rightfully calling in the world's first quad camera phone.

For the sake of curiosity, let's focus (no phun intended) on the cameras first before we get into the other aspects of the phone.
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Everything under the sun in one phone!

First camera sensor is an 8 megapixel ultra wide one just like on the Galaxy A7. It's followed by a 10 Megapixel telephoto sensor, a 24 megapixel main sensor, and a dedicated 5 megapixel depth sensor for live focus.
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Samsung decided to take some queues from Google and went with some really funny naming schemes for the phones color variants. They are namely, caviar black, bubblegum pink, and lemonade blue. I'm not sure what kind of lemonade is blue in color, but I guess we'll take Samsung's word for it.

The A9 also has a big, beautiful 6.3 inch super AMOLED display, and thankfully, there is no notch in sight. 
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The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the rear instead of keeping it on the power button, like they have done with the Galaxy A7. I am not sure why that's been done so. They could've kept it on the side, which was pretty unique in my opinion. 
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One good thing that has been carried over from the Galaxy A7 is that this phone also has a dedicated MicroSD card slot apart from two Nano sim card slots. You don't have to choose between one thing or the other.

Other than that, it has Face Unlock and other features which are common in a 2018 smartphone. Let's leave those on-paper specs out for now and discuss pure aesthetics instead.

Let's discuss a few questions which are seemingly within the realm of common sense, but no one seems to be asking them.

Q1. Are we getting into an arms race in Smartphone specs (again)?

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 Yup, it's happening again! Just like everyone was so overly cautious about their phones slimness and the number of cores in their processors back in 2013, we are now bothered way too much about our cameras and megapixels. Thanks to those Vivo and Oppo Selfie experts, I suppose.

What we should be doing is focusing on the practicality of the device rather than counting the number of camera sensors we have on it.

Q2. Should we base our purchases on marketing gimmicks and stunts like this?


Absolutely not! The only thing that matters is whether it  actually makes any significant difference to usability device's usability or not.

Q3. Would I recommend this phone to others / buy it myself by any chance?

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Absolutely! I am a tech nerd and I can't help it. Whenever I see something cool and out of the ordinary, I can't help but to check it out myself. Why would you think I am writing this article if I wasn't interested in these so-called gimmicks?

But I still stand by my opinions that I specified in the previous two questions. Yet, that doesn't mean that I am going to completely ignore phones like this one. 

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If you feel like you need this in your life, go ahead and buy it. Please make sure that you are not diving back  into this smartphone arms race that has resurfaced in 2018.

Anyway, these were my thoughts on the new Quad camera smartphone, i.e. the Galaxy A9. Let me know what you think in the comments down below. Be sure to check out my social media handles at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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