But three cameras might not be enough for Samsung, as the company just launched a new phone that has four cameras on the back. The ultra-wide camera (120°) has an 8MP sensor and f/2.4 lens and finally there's a 5MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) packs a 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
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.
The Galaxy A9 will be available in the Philippines on December 1, with a suggested retail price of P32,990.
Samsung's Galaxy A series has rarely yielded exciting phones - they're mostly mid-range devices with last year's S or Note specs in a more budget-friendly design.
Samsung Galaxy A9's quad-camera setup.
Aside from the eye-catching camera set-up, the new phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, contactless mobile payment capabilities, and expandable storage of up to 512GB - all features common to high-end smartphones.
As well as a bunch of snappers on the back, it's also got a Super AMOLED 6.3-inch screen (no notch), 128GB of storage space and a fairly hefty 3,800mAh battery.
Well, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has been designed for the "Instagram generation".
The Galaxy A9 will cost between €550 and €599 ($635 and $690), according to AllAboutSamsung. The smartphone, called Galaxy A9 (2018), has been unveiled at an ongoing event in Malaysia. Powering up the phone is, surprisingly, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, and pretty sizeable 3800mAh battery.
Samsung describes the Galaxy A9 as the world's first "quad-camera" phone. Instead it says that the device will be available in select markets starting November.