We know that Samsung is hosting a Galaxy event titled “4X fun” in Malaysia on October 11 where the company will be launching the much-anticipated Galaxy A9 Pro (2018). As was suggested earlier by the title, the ‘4X’ could mean Samsung is possibly going to be the first manufacturer of a quad-camera smartphone, ahead of Huawei which was the first to devise a triple-camera setup on a mobile device.
Days after the invites for its October 11 event popped up, the Galaxy A9 Star Pro has surfaced through a leak by German website AllAboutSamsung. The leak comes alongside a picture of the upcoming device and reveals that all four rear cameras will be aligned vertically adjacent to each other towards the left side, followed by an LED light underneath the whole unit.
While four cameras will make room for some exceptional pictures on a mobile phone, the mere placement of the same will render the upcoming Galaxy device toward the ugly side. The leak also hints that the four-camera rear setup will comprise of a 24MP main camera, a 10MP zoom lens, an 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor.
While the 5MP depth sensor will be used for adding bokeh edicts to portrait pictures, it remains to be seen what Samsung plans to do with a 10MP soon camera. The picture also indicates that the A9 Star Pro will feature a fingerprint scanner located traditionally at the middle of the back panel. The rear panel itself will now be available in newly designed gradient Blue, gradient Pink and Black colours, something Samsung seems to have been inspired by Huawei for.
With a bunch of cameras for optics, the Galaxy device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC and fuelled by a large 3720mAh battery. The A9 Star Pro will also equip a large 6.28-inch Super AMOLED FullHD+ display and will hit the $580 (approx. Rs 42,000) price point.