Samsung Galaxy A9's India launch details and price leaked
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world's first smartphone with quad cameras, could soon launch in India. According to news agency IANS, the all-new Galaxy A9 will arrive in India in November itself and will be aggressively priced. Previously, a source code on Samsung India's official website tipped that the phone will be priced around Rs. 39,000 in India. Here's our roundup of Galaxy A9.
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.
Pricing and availability
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A9 was announced at EUR 599 (approx. Rs. 51,300). However, in India, the phone is expected to be priced at around Rs. 39,000. This aggressive pricing will allow Samsung to take on the all-new OnePlus 6T in the mid-premium segment. The Galaxy A9 will be offered in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue colors.