When Samsung like “4x fun”, earlier this month, I actually assumed it’s going to be a smartphone with four cameras – a case of two on the back and two on the front, or something like Galaxy A7 (2018)-like one/three split. However, according to a German source, it’s going to be a proper surprise package entirely.
An Intriguing Concept From Samsung
According to the source, Samsung claim that it will be called Samsung Galaxy A9 Start Pro and will have four cameras on the back and a 24 MP selfie snapper. They even released a concept render, showing a vertical setup. Mind you, the images are not official ones, so slight differences from the final product are to be expected.
The phone is expected to have 8 MP wide-angle camera with 120-degree field of view, a 24 MP main camera, 10 MP telephoto lens, another 5 MP telephoto lens, while the selfie shooter will have a Sony IMX576 sensor.
The article also claimed that the A9 Star Pro will have 6.28” AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and Snapdragon 660 chipset. The battery is said to have 3,720 mAh capacity, but strangely enough, no fast-charging support.
If the speculations about a quadruple camera setup is real, the “4x” moniker in the poster might mean lossless 4x optical zoom, which would be a first for a modern smartphone (no offense, Galaxy Camera) and a step ahead of the 3x zoom Huawei offers with the P20 Pro. The unveiling is on October 11 and I can’t wait to see what that’s about.