Samsung's Galaxy A9 is a midrange smartphone with flagship cameras

After much fanfare and following numerous leaks, Samsung today finally unveiled its most exciting midrange smartphone in quite a while. Sporting a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and a glass back, the Galaxy A9 is here.

The marquee feature of the phone is, of course, the quad rear camera setup on the back that distinguishes it from not only every other midrange phone, but also puts it a step above every flagship on the market today, at least as far as the number of cameras go.

Samsung has gone all out, too, with a 24MP main camera paired with a 5MP depth sensor for portrait mode. Accompanying this now-standard configuration is an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 120° field of view that lets you take in more of the scenery around you, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom.

To the right of the cameras is a fingerprint sensor, and rounding out the security features of the phone is facial recognition. In the front, there's also a selfie camera, bringing the total camera count up to five.

The internals of the phone feature a Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM - more than what you'd get with Google's flagships, mind you - and internal storage of 128GB, with the added option of 512GB expansion via a microSD card. Two dedicated slots for a nano-SIM card are found next to the SD card slot.

Powering all this is a respectable 3,800mAh battery, with charging via the USB-C port at the bottom. Audiophiles rejoice: to the left is a headphone jack.

Three colours will be available available at launch pink, black and blue, with a slight gradient on the pink variant.

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