Samsung announced the event today on its press site, saying that it will deliver "4X fun". Given that rumors have been swirling for months about a quadruple-camera Galaxy device, the timing appears to be right for such an introduction.
Unfortunately, the invitation to the event, which will be streamed live via Samsung.com, doesn't provide any further details on what to expect from this new camera system. We'd really like to know how four cameras is going to better the photography experience, especially when companies like Google (and now Apple) are delivering stunning results -- complete with bokeh effects -- with a single rear camera.
SamMobile seems to suggest that Samsung will announces a new Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9+ with the quad-camera arrangement, and that they will be available in 64GB and 128GB capacities in black, gold, blue and pink.
We should mention that adding four rear cameras to the Galaxy A Series instead of the flagship Galaxy S Series plays right into comments made recently by Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh. “In the past, I brought the new technology and differentiation to the flagship model and then moved to the mid-end,” said Koh in an interview last week with CNBC.
“I have changed my strategy from this year to bring technology and differentiation points starting from the mid-end. How can I deliver meaningful innovation to our millennials? That's the reason I'm trying to differentiate the mid-section."