Samsung, on Thursday, launched the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), a phone that has seen so many leaks and rumors out to the public over the past few weeks. The launch event took place in Kuala Lumpur. The fact that the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the “world’s first rear quad camera” smartphone was the biggest highlight of the launch event. This means that on the rear alone, it comes with four separate cameras. This is an advancement over the recently launched Galaxy A7 (2018), which features a triple rear camera setup.
Asides from the camera setup, the Galaxy A9 also comes with some pretty amazing features and specifications, one of which is the presence of up to 8GB of RAM. This is a big difference from the original Samsung Galaxy A9 that was launched in 2015.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Quick Specifications
- Display: 3-inch full-HD+ 1080×2220 Super AMOLED Infinity Display.
- Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo.
- RAM: 6GB/8GB.
- Internal Storage: 128GB (expandable to 512GB via microSD).
- Rear Camera: Quadruple rear camera setup (24MP, 10MP, 8MP, 5MP).
- Front Camera:
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Features
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a huge 6.3-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. This display has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset, having four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Galaxy A9 (2018) runs Android 8.0 Oreo and comes with a dual-SIM setup. The device comes in two RAM variants of 6GB and 8GB. It has an internal storage of 128GB which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.
The phone employs the Face Unlock technology. It also comes with Bixby Assistant and Samsung Pay. Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the phone include an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope, and an RGB light sensor, not forgetting the fingerprint sensor on the rear.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by a 3,800mAh battery, and comes with fast charging. It comes in three color variants –Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink. The Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink variants feature a gradient pattern.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price
The starting price of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is EUR 599 (about 251,000 Naira) and GBP 549 (about 263,000 Naira). However, the exact price it will go for in Nigeria is not yet known.