Samsung Galaxy A9, with quad-cameras, to launch on November 20Last updated on Nov 15, 2018, 07:19 pm
Samsung is also set to launch its latest mid-range Galaxy A9 (2018) in India on November 20.
The new Galaxy A9, touted to be the world's first quad-camera smartphone, was unveiled last month in Malaysia.
Interestingly, a couple of recent leaks suggest the phone will be aggressively priced in India to take on the OnePlus 6T.
Here's a sneak peek.
Galaxy A9 is expected to be priced under Rs. 40,000
According to an IANS report, the phone could enter India at a price tag of around Rs. 35,000.
Even, a recent 91Mobiles report also tipped that the Galaxy A9 could be priced around Rs. 39,000.
It is safe to assume that Samsung would introduce the phone at a price point of under Rs. 40,000 to compete with OnePlus 6T which starts at Rs. 37,999.
The phone will be available via both Flipkart and Amazon
Both Amazon and Flipkart have activated their landing pages for Galaxy A9 with a live 'Notify Me' option. This suggests the phone will be available online via at least these two e-commerce giants and possibly through Samsung India e-store and other offline channels.
Design & Display
Samsung Galaxy A9: At a glance
Up front, the phone looks a lot like the Galaxy A6 - Samsung's first triple rear-camera phone. So, you have a traditional rectangular screen with prominent bezels.
On the back, there's 3D curved glass chassis with a dual-tone gradient finish.
The Galaxy A9 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Galaxy A9 flaunts the world's first quad rear-camera setup on a smartphone.
In terms of optics, there's a 24-MP (f/1.7) primary camera, a 10-MP (f/2.4) telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, an 8-MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field-of-view and lastly, a 5-MP (f/2.2) depth camera for Bokeh effect.
Up front, the phone gets a 24-MP selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture.
Under the hood
The Galaxy A9 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 512GB).
Under the hood, the phone packs 3,800mAh battery with fast charging support and runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
Further, the Galaxy A9 comes with in-house digital assistant Bixby, NFC-based Samsung Pay, Samsung Health and App Pair multi-tasking feature.
Connectivity options and sensors onboard the Galaxy A9
In terms of connectivity options, the phone supports dual-SIM (Nano) cards, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/c (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sensors onboard Galaxy A9 comprise an Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and RGB Light Sensor.
Further, the phone comes with Face Unlock as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.