Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Samsung in its pursuit of dominating the smartphone market launched its first 4 cameras focused phone Galaxy A9 to lead the race in the competitive field. The tech giant used to be known for its Galaxy S series for smart HD cameras, but the competition is heating up to its next level that the Galaxy A the mid-range series got the upgrade.  

Samsung yet to follow the notch trend started last year the Apple iPhone X, but it sticks to full screen with thick bezels. The Galaxy A9 of 2018 doesn’t rely on one feature of having quad-camera, but the overall design too is up a notch. The 3D curved glass back on the Galaxy A9 blends seamlessly with the mid-metal frame. The curved edges and rounded corners make for a premium in-hand feel.

Samsung signature AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ for the Galaxy A9, which is 6.3-inch panel size and offers full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) resolution with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It offers overall good colors with deep blacks. The sunlight legibility is great, and the display offers enough brightness for any outdoor condition. 

The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with Android 8.0 with Samsung’s Experience 9 UI skinned on top. Galaxy A9 internal integration is powered packed with 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB built-in flash storage and additional option 512GB microSD card.

Samsung has vertically stacked four lenses on the Galaxy A9, which is the world’s first of its kind on a smartphone. This obviously raises a lot of expectation from the camera. The setup includes an ultra-wide lens, telephoto lens, primary lens, and a depth sensor. 
The first lens on the Galaxy A9 is an 8-megapixel 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens, followed by a 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom, then a 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, and lastly the fourth 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera for live focus.

The Galaxy A9 packs a 3,800mAh battery with Samsung’s own 15W adaptive fast charging and USB Type-C port. The colour options are 
Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink with gradient design

The Galaxy A9 (2018) might not be the top-notch specs in it to beat the competition, but the four cameras, flashy colours and solid design still match the contender a run for the money. Because of Samsung.

Check out the specs sheet to get more idea about the smartphone.

LaunchedNovember 2018
Display & Resolution6.3 inches, 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Dimension & Build162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
Weight183 gm
Water ResistantNo
Memory128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
OS- ProcessorAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Adreno 512
Rear Camera24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide)
10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Camera FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera24 MP, f/2.0
Camera Features HDR
Video1080p@30fps
NFCYes
RadioYes
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
ColoursCaviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
Value Added Features Fast battery charging
Samsung Pay
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
PriceAbout US $ 700

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