Samsung Galaxy A9 quad-camera detailed: tele, standard, wide, depth

10 October 2018
It looks like three of the cameras are from the Galaxy A7 (2018), the tele camera is new.

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Well only Samsung can sell average midrangers for a price f flagship.
And this is just average midranger with a price of flagship.
And as we know Samsung they add SD450 or something so it will be a basic phone with a price of flagship.
Forests and animals are dying but human stupidity lasts forewer.

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Sooner or later, phone cases will no longer be as protective/effective as they should be because possibly years from now, all phones will have more than 10 cameras popping at the back like tumors.

Anonymous, 10 Oct 2018OnePlus does not have telephoto. Both have same focal length Well my Oneplus 5 has telephoto lens it is not in 5T and 6,

The last Oracle, 11 Oct 2018Idk about movable color filters, and I think it's quite impossib... moreAnd light sensitivity.

Shanti Dope, 10 Oct 2018Idk about movable color filters, and I think it's quite impossib... moreIdk about movable color filters, and I think it's quite impossible with the current generation of smartphones as of now. Besides, pixels are permanent. You can't turn a RGB pixel into a B&W pixel in a matter of seconds or two.
The idea is also fantastic, but it really needs a lot of research and time.

Pixels are permanent, but CFA is a colour layer on top, painted on the glass above the sensor. If the glass moves (or 1 of 2 glass layers moves), it would be possible to add more detail and better sensitivity. I also realised that the development in micro lens has been stagnant (and probably incorrect, design-wise, since the micro lens and Bayer Pattern were created) so that too needs a re-think. I am finding the new Pixel 3 images to be too soft, almost hazy. If sensor could add more light only by fluctuating between colour and B&W and redesigning micro lenses. If one were to add UV and IR range information and fuse it with the final image, we could see images with way more detail, sharpness and dynamic range.

I am guessing pushing these alone could add between 2.5 to 5 times as much sharpness and dynamic range.

Anonymous, 11 Oct 2018The front camera is needed for video calls.Meizu inspired innovation?
Take a look at it.

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Geric.770, 11 Oct 2018I agree with you. Selfie cameras should be terminated!The front camera is needed for video calls.

Will it have an OIS sensor on the main camera? If not, these 4 cameras will not have as much quality

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What's the point of a separate depth camera? Can't you do it with the other 3 cameras?

Omega, 11 Oct 2018This is how you know that the selfie-game is getting out of hand.I agree with you.
Selfie cameras should be terminated!

Shanti Dope, 10 Oct 2018The experiment will work out, that's for sure. The only left th... moreYup.
Sony can do that someday.

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This is how you know that the selfie-game is getting out of hand.

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.alpha, 10 Oct 2018And Samsung haven't figured out how to use the other 2 cameras f... moreFor most part even in low-mid segment, Samsung's dual camera phone atleast take better portrait than competition even like against Xiaomi and Realme. Triple Camera A7 takes brilliant photos. Better than Poco F1 or any nearby competetion. On8 has better camera than Redmi Note 6 Pro.. I have tried them all myself.

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we'll see phone back like fly's head by the end of decade XD

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all this sh......t without ois . never trust samsung .

Walter C. Dornez, 10 Oct 2018Interesting, though wouldn't that compromise water resistance li... moreIn the area of the camera, manufacturers could make a lot of waterproof sealings around it in order to prevent water from entering.

The last Oracle, 10 Oct 2018Your idea about having a Single Camera with multiple lenses of v... moreIdk about movable color filters, and I think it's quite impossible with the current generation of smartphones as of now. Besides, pixels are permanent. You can't turn a RGB pixel into a B&W pixel in a matter of seconds or two.
The idea is also fantastic, but it really needs a lot of research and time.

KF, 10 Oct 2018Well telephoto camera can blur the background but the photo is z... moreIf Samsung knows what they're doing, then they should know that Google does the depth effect with just a single main camera. Even the new iPhones use only one camera and software enhancements to take nice portrait shots.

Anonymous, 10 Oct 2018The 4th camera should house a monochrome sensor for better low-l... moreA B&W sensor might make the phone crazy expensive so they've opted for a sensor that would most probably be not used at all.
And merging a B&W image with a RGB image would put too much stress on the processing part.

Geric.770, 10 Oct 2018This is yet an experimental attempt for Samsung to see if it wor... moreThe experiment will work out, that's for sure.
The only left thing for Samsung is to find out what things could they do with such a camera setup like this.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for the 48MP Quad Bayer IMX500 sensor from Sony, which could grow in pixel size as 1.6um when set to 12MP.