After leaking yesterday ahead of the launch, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A9 with four rear camera sensors on-board covering the breadth of options for smartphone photography.
The Samsung Galaxy A-series phones have fast become a solid option for customers around the world, with the stylings such as the curved 3D Glass back which comes in three gorgeous colours: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink (want!), as well as bringing higher end hardware normally associated with their flagship S-series.
In this case however, the Galaxy A-series is leading the charge with the introduction of four cameras, a 24MP main sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, as well as a 10MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and 2x Optical Zoom, an Ultra-Wide 8MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of View and finally a 5MP depth sensing camera sensor with an f/2.2 aperture….oh, and there’s a 24MP front-facing camera.
The Galaxy A9 offers a lot in terms of hardware beyond the quadruple camera sensors, with a massive 6.3” Full HD+ (1080×2220) resolution Super AMOLED display on the front and powered by an octa-core (most likely an Exynos) processor and comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM (Depending on operators/region) with 128GB of on-board storage and a MicroSD Slot. You’ll also find a 3,800mAh battery on-board to power you through the day.
6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
|Camera||Rear: quad camera|
– Main Camera : 24MP AF, F1.7
– Telephoto : 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF, F2.4
– Ultra Wide : 120°, 8MP, F2.4
– Depth : 5MP, F2.2
Front: 24MP, F2.0
|Body||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g|
|Octa Core (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad)|
6GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)*
*May differ by market and mobile operator
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,720 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Network||3CA, LTE Cat.9|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MIMO, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Samsung Pay (NFC)*
*The availability may vary by country, device, feature, card issuer and merchant
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
In terms of software, Samsung has slightly dropped the ball here with Android 8.0 (Oreo) which will obviously have their UI laid atop, and there’s been no word yet on any Android Pie updates for the phone.
Samsung has announced that the The Galaxy A9 will be available in selected markets from November with both Europe and the UK confirmed. We’ve reached out to Samsung Australia for any information about a launch here in Australia.