Samsung finally launched the Galaxy A9 (2018) in India for a starting price tag of Rs 36,990. In India, the Galaxy A9 (2018) comes in two configurations – the base model with 6GB RAM/129GB storage and the second variant comes with 8GB RAM. This model of the phone will be available in India for 39,990 starting November 28. While other phone makers are focusing on introducing dual rear camera set up on their devices, Samsung is going a step ahead with its triple and quad cameras. The recently announced Galaxy A7 (2018) comes with a triple camera setup on the back, while the Galaxy A9 (2018) that’s announced on Tuesday packs a quad camera setup. Currently, Galaxy A9 (2018) is the only phone under Rs 40,000 to pack four cameras on its backside. On the front, the Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a single selfie camera setup with live focus support. Overall, Samsung has priced quad camera Galaxy A9 (2018) quite aggressively and it goes against phones like OnePlus 6T which is selling for Rs 37,999 in India.
Let’s take a quick look at what the Galaxy A9 (2018) offers to the customers and also what makes the phone stand against the competition.
Quad Rear Cameras
The rear camera setup is the key highlight of the Samsung phone. The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a four-camera setup on the back side and promises to click pictures like any other phones at this price range. As for the camera configuration, the Galaxy A9 (2018) includes a 24MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, lastly a 5MP for depth sensing. The cameras are placed in a vertical fashion on the back and next to it is the square-shaped fingerprint sensor. On the front, the A9 (2018) sport only one camera. The phone packs a 24MP sensor selfie shooter on the front.
Impressive Camera Features
Samsung has left no stone unturned to polish the cameras of the Galaxy A9 (2018). Besides the quad camera setup, the phone comes with features like scene optimiser, which detects the subject in the frame and keeps the focus on it. The phone also comes with another feature that does deserve a mention -- flaw detection. This feature informs the user if there’s a flaw like blinks or blur or also if there are smudges on the camera lens, and asks the user to click another picture for better clarity.
Samsung has always given an extra pinch of attention on the display of all its phones. The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes packed with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels. Samsung claims that its display offers sharper colours and great viewing angles. Needless to say, the phone also comes with Always-on-display which shows the notifications on the lock screen of the phone without affecting the battery life.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) doesn’t look like any other Samsung phone. It comes with a unique gradient colour scheme on the back similar to what we have also seen on some of the Honor and Huawei phones lately. The back panel of the Galaxy A9 (2018) spots a 3G Glass design which adds a lot to the design scheme of the phone and makes it look like one of those premium phones. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes in three colour options including Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.
Galaxy A9 (2018) Specifications
The Samsung phone powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 512GB. Another good bit about the Galaxy A9 (2018) is that the smartphone is backed by 3800mAh battery and is paired with fast charging support, which Samsung claims can last for long hours.