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Everything You Need To Know About Samsung’s Galaxy A9

Samsung added yet another new Galaxy A phone to its arsenal, and it is by far their most unique one to date. The Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world’s first smartphone to come with a quad-camera system. The rear side of the latest Galaxy A phone has four cameras stacked vertically which Samsung says will help users capture the world as they see it.

The new Galaxy A9 reiterates Samsung’s goal of providing unique and challenging mid-range smartphones to give a tough time to the competition. Not only does the Galaxy A9 boasts four cameras on the rear, but it also reveals an attractive gradient design with a tall Infinity Display among other features.

As far as quad-cameras are concerned, Lenovo also has plans to jump on the bandwagon as it too has posted a teaser with a quad camera setup. The recent teaser by the company’s Vice President Chang Cheng has confirmed that Samsung will not be alone this year to launch a phone with a quartet of cameras in the back.

The teaser shows the camera set up to have a resemblance with the camera setup of the upcoming Mate 20 series albeit without a flash and with an additional sensor.

The teaser also hints that the mysterious phone might be releasing in October, although the exact release date has not been confirmed yet. Details available at the moment are scarce, but we do know for sure that the phone will have a quad camera set up on the rear.

Here’s what we know about the Samsung Galaxy A9 so far.

Samsung Galaxy A9 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A9 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) Super AMOLED display and it is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor but whether or not it’s a Snapdragon 660 chipset or an Exynos processor remains to be seen yet.

It will be available with 6GB of RAM in most countries, but some locations will see an 8GB upgraded variant as well. The phone provides 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.

Where cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back and an 8-megapixel front mode for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 uses  Android 5.1.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery.

The phone is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that supports Regular and Regular. Network connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS NFC, FM, 3G, and 4G. Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Gyroscope are the various sensors included in the phone

GENERAL

Release date October 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80
Weight (g) 183.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3800

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 6.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2220 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor octa-core (4×2.2GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512

CAMERA

Rear camera 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear autofocus Yes
Front camera 24-megapixel (f/2.0)

SOFTWARE

Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Skin Samsung Experience UX

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes