Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Will Go On Sale Via Amazon and Flipkart in India, Launching on November 20

After much speculation, Samsung's quadruple camera offering is being released in India.


The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was in the news not too long ago for very obvious reasons. When it first appeared in leaked images, people could not stop talking about the ludicrous quad-camera setup at the rear. Back then, most of us here in India were not too sure if this head-turner of a device would officially make it to India. Turns out it will. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is set to be launched in the country on November 20 and the company has reportedly sent out invitations for the same as well. Another clear indication of the impending launch was the fact that the landing page for the handset went live on both Flipkart and Amazon indicating that the device would be sold on both these e-commerce platforms.

Samsung Galaxy  A9 (2018): Camera

Let us now take a look at what the camera specifications of the Galaxy A9 (2018) looks like. Being an A-Series device, the handset will be positioned below the flagship Galaxy S series. The primary camera among these is a 24-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture. Next up, we have a 10-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 2x optical zoom with f/2.4 aperture. At the other end of the spectrum, there is a third 8-megapixel shooter with an ultra-wide 120-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture. The fourth camera at the rear is a dedicated for depth sensing unit with a 5-megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture. As for the front-facing camera, we have a 24-megapixel unit here with an f/2.0 lens.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Hardware, Specs

The display on the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels. As the norm is these days, the panel is in the tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio. As for the processor, the handset is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC that houses an octa-core processor and the dedicated Adreno 512 GPU for graphics. The handset will come in several variants with the top of the line versions getting up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. And like other Samsung smartphones, this one would also ship with a microSD card slot for expanding the storage even further.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) will also support several connectivity features that include 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, and NFC. They have also managed to retain a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apart from these, the handset also gets onboard sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor and an RGB light sensor. For additional security, it also gets a fingerprint scanner at the rear. Finally, powering all this hardware is a relatively large 3800mAh battery with support for fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India

Currently, there is no official indication as to how Samsung plans to price the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) when it launches here. However, several reports have indicated that the phone could be priced somewhere around the INR 35,000 mark at launch. If we look at the global pricing of the device, however, we see that in other markets, the device is being sold for a much higher price tag (above INR 42,000). At launch, the handset would be made available in the following color options: Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black and Lemonade Blue. It would be interesting to see how the Indian market responds to an SD 660 toting handset for a near-40k price tag especially, when you have the likes of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Realme 2 Pro with the same chipset priced below the INR 20k mark.