Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Launch Date : 28 November, 2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
39,000
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 24 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 24 MP Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density) Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery
6GB RAM

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Price

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Review

Pros
  • Impressive quad-cam setup
  • Large, bright, colorful display
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • Runs the older Android Oreo

The Samsung Galaxy A9(2018) is launched in India. The device features a brilliant 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display. It features Always on Display, which lets you view more key information such as date, weather alerts, time and incoming notification in a flash due to its wider screen. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 that is coupled with Adreno 616 GPU, 6/8 GB RAM and 128 GB default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 512GB with the help of a microSD card. Galaxy A9 is the world’s first quad camera with Ultra Wide camera(8MP, F2.4, 120°), Telephoto camera(10MP, F2.4, 2x Optical Zoom), 24MP camera( F1.7, Clear & Bright) and Depth camera(5MP, F2.2, Live Focus). Up front, the smartphone from Samsung makes use of a 24 MP selfie camera.

 Connectivity aspects on board the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, v5.0, A2DP, LE, 2.0 USB Type-C, with A-GPS, GLONASS, and dual Sim. It packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mah battery that features fast charging. Sensors include a Fingerprint, an Accelerometer, a Gyro, a Proximity, and a Compass. Its face unlock feature is worth to consider which comes with Samsung Knox feature, that safeguards your data and apps. It runs Android 8.0(Oreo) out of the box. The handset is available in Black, Blue, and Pink colors. The Samsung Galaxy A9 is priced at Rs. 36,999/39,999 for 6/8GB and 128GB variants.

 

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Specifications

GENERAL
Also known as Samsung Galaxy A9s, Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro
Operating System Android OS, v8.0 (Oreo)
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, Pink
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date October, 2018
Indian Release Date 28 November, 2018
BODY
Dimensions 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
Weight 183 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.3 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) Super AMOLED
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
CPU Octa Core (Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.7GHz) Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 616
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 24 MP (f/1.7) + 10 MP (f/2.4) + 8 MP (f/2.4) + 5 MP (f/2.2) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, Beauty
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Quick Charging, Face Unlock, NFC

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Display

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