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12 Oct 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9: World's first smartphone with 4 rear-camera setup

Samsung Galaxy A9: Specs, features and launch

Days after launching its first triple camera smartphone, Samsung has now unveiled the world's first quad camera smartphone - the Galaxy A9.

The key highlights of the phone, apart from its novel rear camera, are its full-HD+ AMOLED display, a two-tone gradient glass panel, up to 8GB RAM and mid-level Snapdragon 660 processor.

Here's our roundup of Samsung Galaxy A9.

In context

Samsung Galaxy A9: Specs, features and launch
Samsung Galaxy A9: At a glance

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.

Camera

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.

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Under the hood

Internals

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.

Nitty-gritty

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

Coming soon

Pricing and availability

The all-new Samsung Galaxy A9 starts at EUR 599 (approx. Rs. 51,300) and will be available in select markets from November.

It will be offered in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue colors.

Notably, the phone's India pricing and availability details haven't been announced yet.

That said, considering Samsung's popularity in the country, it would soon introduce the phone in India as well.

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