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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) With Quad Rear Camera Setup Launched

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was launched at an event in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its quad rear camera setup – with four separate cameras. The new Galaxy A9 joins the recently launched Galaxy A7 (2018) ₹ 23,990, which introduced the first Galaxy A-Series innovation in the camera department by featuring a triple rear camera setup. Another highlight of the Galaxy A9 (2018) is its Infinity Display, with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as the presence of 6GB of RAM. The company is also touting a 3D Glass curved back. The smartphone succeeds the original Samsung Galaxy A9, that was launched back in 2015.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price starts at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 51,300) and GBP 549 (roughly Rs. 53,700). It will be made available from November. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India was not announced at the event, nor was availability for the market. It will be made available in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue colour variants.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) runs Android 8.o Oreo, and features an 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Super AMOLED panel. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, with four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. This is coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) bears a quadruple rear camera setup, with a 24-megapixel primary camera featuring an f/1.7 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera featuring 2x optical zoom and an f/2.4 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and finally, a 5-megapixel depth camera with an f/2.2 aperture. In low-light conditions, main camera uses pixel binning to combine 4 pixels into one. On the front, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 24-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It features Face Unlock technology, apart from Bixby assistant and Samsung Pay.

The Galaxy A9 (2018) bears 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and an RGB light sensor. It’s powered by a 3,800mAh battery, complete with fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)


General

Release date October 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80
Weight (g) 183.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3800

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2220 pixels

Hardware

Processor octa-core (4×2.2GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512

Camera

Rear camera 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Front camera 24-megapixel

Software

Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Skin Samsung Experience UX

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes