The 6GB/128GB RAM/storage is being offered for Rs 36,999 and the higher 8GB/128GB for Rs 39,999.

Samsung Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras launched in India Youtube screengrab
Atom Tech Shorts Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 11:51

Samsung has launched its new phone the Samsung Galaxy A9 for the Indian market. The South Korean major has stuck to its policy of trying out innovations on some of these below the top-end models before including them on the flagships. That way, even if the trial doesn’t work out, Samsung will have nothing big to lose. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy A9, the quad-camera setup in the rear is the novelty and you may find a bevy of Chinese phone makers imitating it in the coming months.

The basic specifications of the new phone include a 6.28inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080x2220 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The phone’s dimensions read 162.5mmx77mmx7.8mm and it weighs 183gms, possibly due to the extra cameras housed in it.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660SoC is the processor fitted and graphics support is through the Adreno 512 GPU. While 6GB and 8GB are the two RAM variants, the internal storage will be 128GB in both, with the provision to take the storage to 512GB through a microSD card. The Android Oreo version 8.0 will be the OS. The battery fitted on this phone will be 3800mAh.

Now, as mentioned, the camera section will steal the show. The four sensors stacked one below the other in a straight line on the rear panel are rated 8MP, 10MP, 24MP and 5MP, in that order. The first one is an ultra-wide sensor, the second holds a telephoto lens, the third is the primary sensor and the fourth offers depth while capturing images. The front selfie camera is another 24MP shooter. Now that the Samsung Galaxy A9 is officially launched, one can expect reviews being posted on how these cameras really perform in the hands of the experts and what possibilities exist in getting the best out of them.

The phone is now open for order-booking and shipments will start by the end of this month. It can be bought from Amazon and Flipkart, besides Samsung’s e-store. Airtel’s online channel is also taking orders for the phone. On pricing for the Indian market, the Samsung Galaxy A9, 6GB/128GB is being offered for Rs 36,999 and the higher 8GB/128GB for Rs 39,999.

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