Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Quad-camera Phone to Launch in India Today

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the first consumer smartphone in the world to feature four rear-facing cameras. Apart from the ability to capture regular images, these four cameras on the back allow users to take wide-angle, telephoto, and portrait photos. The smartphone also keeps the selfie performance in check with its 24MP camera at the front. The smartphone comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS with Samsung’s Experience 9 UI. The device is available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, both of which have 128GB of storage. 

Pros: The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) offers immense versatility with its quad camera setup. The phone offers a large and vibrant AMOLED, and its battery is also quite good.

Cons: Sadly, the quad camera performance is quite inconsistent and completely falls apart in low-light situations. The performance is unimpressive and the software feels a bit laggy.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price in India


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) expert Review

Awad Ballaith - Last updated Dec 11th 2018
7.8
EXPERT SCORE
BATTERY LIFE
8.5
DISPLAY
9.0
PERFORMANCE
8.0
REAR CAMERA
7.0
SELFIE CAMERA
7.0
VALUE FOR MONEY
7.5

Summary: In the race to stand out in this competitive market, Samsung has debuted the Galaxy A9 (2018) which boasts a quad camera setup at the back. While this setup does open a great degree of possibilities, the resulting images are simply not up to the mark. The battery on this phone is quite good, but the lacking performance makes it hard to justify the phone's price.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Key Specifications

  • 3800 mAh capacity
  • Dual, Nano-SIM (Dedicated Slot) sim configuration
  • 6.3 inches (16 cm) screen size
  • Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) cpu
  • Android v8.0 (Oreo) operating system
  • 128GB internal
  • 6GB ram
  • Quad (24MP + 8MP + 10MP + 5MP);24MP camera

The latest Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) news

Nov 20, 2018 - Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Launching in India Today

Samsung's quadruple camera phone, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is being launched in India. According to Samsung website code the price of the product will be around INR 39,000. Though official announcement on the same hasn't been revealed yet. The device comes in three color variant: Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black and Lemonade Blue. Live streaming of the launch event can be watched at the company site. ...View more

Nov 05, 2018 - Official Listing Reveals Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price in India

Source code of the official landing page of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has been uncovered. It reveals that the device will be priced at EUR 599 (approx. INR 49,800) and GBP 549 (approx. INR 52,200). ...View more

Samsung Launches First ODM-made Galaxy A6s And Its First Quad Camera Phone Galaxy A9s in China

Samsung has launched its first ODM-made smartphone called the Galaxy A6s in China. The handset is expected to have been manufactured by Wintech, the ODM for Xiaomi smartphones as well. The Galaxy A6s and Galaxy A9s are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, paired to 6GB of RAM and offering up to 128GB of internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy A9s, priced at CNY 3,499 (INR 36,900 approx), has the same quad rear camera setup as the global model Galaxy A9, with a 24MP primary camera, a 10MP telephoto camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP camera for depth reading. The Samsung Galaxy A6s has a dual rear camera with two 12MP sensors, and is priced at CNY 1,799 (INR 19,000) for the 6GB+64GB model and CNY 2,199 (INR 23,200) for the 6GB+128GB option....View more

Store Details Price
Amazon.in Samsung Galaxy A9 SM-A920FZBDINS (Lemonade Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) Without Offers 24,500
Tata CliQ Samsung Galaxy A9 128 GB (Lemonade Blue) 6 GB RAM, Dual SIM 4G 25,990
Samsung Online Shop Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) 25,990
Shopclues Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Quad 128 GB, 6 GB RAM Smartphone New 28,900
Flipkart Samsung Galaxy A9 (Caviar Black, 128 GB)(6 GB RAM) 29,500
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a metal body with glass at the front and the back. The smartphone flaunts a large, 6.3-inch display with Super AMOLED technology, Full HD+ resolution, and nearly bezel-less design. The A9 (2018) comes with all the modern connectivity options like Bluetooth v5.0 and USB Type-C port. The device is powered by a 3800mAh battery that supports Samsung’s Adaptive fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): How Does It Compare Against Other Similar Priced Smartphones in India?

With the starting price of Rs. 36,990, the Galaxy A9 (2018) competes directly with the OnePlus 6T and the Asus Zenfone 5Z. Although the Galaxy A9 (2018) offers more and well thought out software features, it falls behind both the smartphones in terms of processing power. The camera hardware on the Galaxy A9 (2018) however looks better than that of its competitors, but even then I think, as an overall package, the OnePlus 6T and the Zenfone 5Z make more sense, at least on paper. We can however only say once we test the device.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Key Specifications and Features

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a tall 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset carrying an octa-core processor, mated to Adreno 512 GPU for handling the graphics. In the memory department, the smartphone offers multiple configurations with the top-end model packing up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The device will also come with the option to expand the memory even further using a microSD card.

On the connectivity front, the options that tag along with the device include the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 with LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB Type-C, and NFC. The smartphone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The sensors onboard include an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, an RGB light sensor, and a proximity sensor. For biometric authentication, there is a fingerprint scanner mounted at the rear panel. Backing up the device and keeping it running is a 3800mAh capacity battery that comes with a fast charging option. As for software, the device ships with Android 8.0 (Oreo). In terms of dimensions, the device measures 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm and weighs in at 183 grams.


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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Specifications

Summary
PerformanceQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Display6.3 inches (16 cm)
Storage128GB
CameraQuad (24MP + 8MP + 10MP + 5MP)
Battery3800 mAh
RAM6GB
Display
Aspect ratio18.5:9
Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Resolution1080 x 2220 pixels
Screen Size6.3 inches (16 cm)
Pixel Density392 pixel per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive, Multi-touch
Color Reproduction16M colors
Screen to body percentage80.5%
Storage
RAM6GB
Internal128GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 512 GB
General
Dimensions6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inch (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)
Weight183 grams (6.46 oz)
ColorsCaviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
Software
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
Camera
RearQuad (24MP + 8MP + 10MP + 5MP)
Selfie24MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED Flash, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Selfie Camera FeaturesHDR
Physical ApertureRear (f/1.7) + (f/2.4) + (f/2.4) + (f/2.2), Front (f/2.0)
Other FeaturesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Exposure compensation, ISO control
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Battery
Removable BatteryNo
TypeLi-Ion
Capacity3800 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Connectivity
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Bluetoothv5.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-FiYes, with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano-SIM (Dedicated Slot)
NFC ChipsetYes
InfraredNo
Processor
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GraphicsAdreno 512
Architecture64 bit
No of Cores8 (Octa-core)
Sensors
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
Fingerprint sensorYes, Rear- mounted
Other SensorsProximity, Compass
Sound
SpeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5mm
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2 COMMENTS

  1. It is really good. I am sure going to buy this phone. I am impressed by its 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. wow! No need to worry about space. Such a great Samsung teams.

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