It looked like Lenovo was going to be the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a quad-camera model but Samsung has outpaced its rival on the final straight. Today, the Korean company launched the Galaxy A9, the world's first smartphone with a quad-camera setup.

The device's main camera offers 24MP resolution and F1.7 aperture. There is a 2x 10MP tele with F2.4 aperture and an 8MP super-wide-angle with 120 degree field-of-view and F2.4 aperture. The fourth camera is a 5MP depth sensor used to create a simulated bokeh effect.

There is no mention of optical image stabilization but the phone features AI-powered scene recognition for optimized exposure and other image parameters. The front camera comes with a 24MP resolution and F2 aperture.

Images can be composed and viewed on a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1,080 x 2,220 pixel resolution and stored on 128GB of internal memory or microSD card. The Android 8.0 OS is powered by an octa-core processor and 6 or 8GB of RAM.

Power is provided by a 3,800mAh battery and a fingerprint reader is on board as well. The new phone will be available in a range of colors from November and set you back $695 (599 EUR) in the Euro Zone. Unfortunately no US pricing information has been released yet.