20 Nov 2018
Samsung Galaxy A9: World's first four-camera smartphone launched in India
Samsung has launched its latest mid-range Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphone in India today.
Touted to be the world's first quad-camera smartphone, the phone starts at Rs. 36,990, in India.
It will go on sale across all major online and offline sale channels starting November 28.
Here's everything about Galaxy A9.
Pricing and Availability
Galaxy A9 (2018) costs Rs. 36,990 and Rs. 39,990 for the 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants, respectively.
The phone will be available via Airtel Store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and Samsung Shop and other offline channels starting November 28.
Further, HDFC Bank credit/debit cardholders can avail a cashback of Rs. 3,000 when purchasing the Galaxy A9.
Notably, pre-orders for the phone start today.
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.
You can buy Galaxy A9 via Airtel Online Store also
You can buy Galaxy A9 6GB RAM variant at a down payment of Rs. 3,690 and EMI of Rs. 2,349 via Airtel Online Store. For the 8GB RAM model, you will have to pay Rs. 4,890 as down payment and monthly instalments of Rs. 2,449.
Here's a look at Galaxy A9's camera features
The Galaxy A9 can recognize 19 different scenes and adjust colour settings depending on the scene. The camera can also detect facial blur, closed eyes and notifies to re-click those shots. Further, the front camera comes with selfie focus, pro-lighting and AR Emoji features.