Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) With Quad Rear Camera Setup Launched

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) With Quad Rear Camera Setup Launched, The South Korean multinational company Samsung headquartered in Seoul launched a new smartphone on Tuesday in India dubbed as Samsung Galaxy A9. The handset is touted to be the world’s “first rear quad camera” smartphone, it comes with four separate rear cameras with a setup featuring telephoto, ultra-wide, and depth sensors.

Also it features 24 megapixel shooter at the front packed with beauty features and software backed Face Unlock functionality. Key specifications of the smartphone are full-HD+ Infinity Display panel with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC processor, 8GB of RAM, Bixby voice assistant, and sports a 3D Glass curved back.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Specifications –

Samsung Galaxy A9Details
GENERAL
Release dateNovember 2018
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh)3,800mAh battery
Removable batteryNo
Resolution1080x2220 pixels
Fast chargingYes
Wireless chargingNo
ColourBubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue colour
DISPLAY
Display size6.3 inch full HD+ display
Display featuresInfinity Display with Super AMOLED panel
Aspect ratio18.5:9 aspect ratio
Touchscreen Yes
NotchNo
HARDWARE
Processor octa core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 System On Chipset (Four cored clocked at 2.2GHz)
RAM 6GB and 8GB Ram
Internal storage 128GB Storage
Expandable storage 512GB Storage
MicroSD slotYes
CAMERA
Rear camera 24 mega pixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture,
10 megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom, f/2.4 aperture,
8 megapixel ultra wide sensor with a 120-degree lens supporting an f/2.4 aperture,
5 megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture
Rear flashYes
Front camera 24 mega pixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture
Front flashNo
SOFTWARE
SkinSamsung Experience UX
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
GPS Yes
USB Type - cYes
BluetoothBluetooth v 5.0
Number of SIMs 2
Headphone JackYes, 3.5mm
OTG supportYes
NFCYes
Fm RadioYes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensorYes, rear
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensor Yes
RGB light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
PriceRs 36,990 for the 6GB RAM
Rs. 39,990 for the 8GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Moving onto the details, The smartphone boots on Android 8.0 Oreo based Samsung Experience UX out of the box, and flaunts a 6.3 inch full HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display with Super AMOLED panel and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 System On Chipset that has four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. In terms of memory it comes in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM models.

Talking about the optics, the phone has a quad camera setup at the back as its USP, along with an LED flash. The setup includes a 24 mega pixel primary shooter along with an f/1.7 aperture, a 10 megapixel telephoto shooter with 2x optical zoom and an f/2.4 aperture, an 8 megapixel ultra wide shooter with a 120-degree lens supporting an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5 megapixel depth shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. The primary sensor of Samsung Galaxy A9 uses a pixel binning technique to combine four pixels into one.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

On the front, there is a 24 mega pixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. Additionally, it is loaded with handful of beauty features as well as a software backed Face Unlock functionality. This smartphone can recognise 19 different scenes and optimise colour settings to produce shots matching the content. It also detects flaws such as closed eyes, facial blur, or backlight in the pictures.

As for storage and connectivity options, The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with 128GB inbuilt storage. Storage can be further expanded with a microSD card up to 512GB. Connectivity options included 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and an RGB light sensor. On the whole, the smartphone is backed by 3,800mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Price and Availability Details – 

As mentioned above, The smartphone is priced at Rs 36,990 for the 6GB RAM variant in India, while 8GB RAM variant has a price tag of Rs. 39,990. It will go on sale from November 28 2018 in the country through all offline and online e-commerce and other website such as Airtel Store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, snapdeal, and Samsung Shop.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

However, customers can avail a cashback worth Rs. 3,000 on purchasing the Galaxy A9 using an HDFC debit or credit card. Nonetheless, Samsung has associated with Airtel to offer the Samsung Galaxy A9 6GB RAM variant through the Airtel Online Store at a down payment of Rs. 3,690 and EMI of Rs. 2,349, while the Galaxy A9 8GB RAM variant will be available at a down payment of Rs. 4,890 and EMI of Rs. 2,449.

Furthermore, customers will also get benefits such as unlimited voice calls, national roaming, and a free subscription to Airtel TV. Lastly, Both 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants come in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue colour variants.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

More details –

Earlier, the South Korean maker launched Ice Blue color variant of Samsung Galaxy s9 and S9+ smartphones. With this release, Ice Blue sits with other options like Burgundy Red, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Sunrise Gold, and Titanium Gray in the Galaxy S9 lineup. The Galaxy S9 model is priced at CNY 5,499 (roughly Rs. 57,000), while the Galaxy S9+ model will retail for CNY 6,499 (around Rs. 67,400), both comes with a free bundled wireless charger.

The Ice Blue colour for the Galaxy S9 starts shipping from November 20 while the Galaxy S9+ will be released later on November 26. The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8 inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED panel with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, while the Galaxy S9+ has a larger 6.2 inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED panel with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are powered by the Exynos 9810 System On Chipset. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. While the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM and a 3,500mAh battery.

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