The world’s first rear quadruple camera smart-phone — Samsung Galaxy A9 — launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a few days ago. As expected in the unveiling of such a high-end phone, what stole the show were the 4 separate cameras, which the device packs on the rear alone. The Galaxy A9 is an upgrade on the recently released Galaxy A7 (2018), featuring a triple rear camera spec. While the Suwon, South Korea-based tech giant, Samsung, has not given any information on the price of this smartphone, it has stated the phone will be released in select markets around November.
Full Specs of Samsung Galaxy A9
The smartphone sports 6.3” inch full HD+ screen display and resolution of 2220 by 1080 pixels. It features 4 rear camera lenses, with the first and second being a 24-megapixel AF primary sensor with f/1.7 and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom & f/2.4. The other 2 are an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide 1200 lens & f/2.4 as well as a 5-megapixel sensor for maintaining depth effect. The front camera has a 24MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone is designed with a 3D glass curved body, along with a fingerprint sensor, mounted at the rear. The Galaxy A9 has a 3,800mAh battery with Fast Charge functionality. It is powered by an octa-core processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, with a maximum clock speed, 2.2 Gigahertz, which works in conjunction with 6GB/8GB RAM. The 2 variants support external storage of 128GB, expandable to as much as 512GB with a microSD card. This device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and supports dual (nano) SIM.
Here are the full specs and features of the Galaxy A9:
|Operating System||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Screen Size||6.3 inches HD+|
|Resolution||2220 by 1080 pixels (387 PPI)|
|Display||Super AMOLED Infinity touchscreen (no notch)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 660: 64-bit Octa-core 2.2GHz processor|
|Band||GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
3G: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G: bands B1, (2100), B3 (1750 ~ 1765), B3 (1765 ~ 1780), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900)
|Design Dimensions||162.5 by 77 by 7.8mm|
|Camera||Rear Camera: Quad rear camera setup — 24MP, 10MP, 8MP, and 5MP; front camera: 24MP & f/2.0 aperture|
|Memory||128GB memory (Expandable via MICROSD up to 512GB) & 6GB/8GB RAM|
|Connectivity||GPS, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, USB: microUSB v2.0; Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Battery Capacity||3,800 mAh (Fast Charge support)|
|Other Features||Face Unlock technology, FM Radio, Fingerprint, Compass, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Magnetometer|
|Colour||Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink|
Samsung Galaxy A9 Price
It has been reported that the starting price of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) will be €599 (approx. ₦251,000) and £549 (around ₦263,000). But Samsung has not yet stated the exact price of Galaxy A9 . It is a super mid-range device, targeted at photography lovers who can’t afford Samsung Galaxy Note 9.