The Korean company's new Galaxy A9 device is aimed at the "Instagram generation", Samsung said on Thursday, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549.
The Galaxy A9 uses the same Infinity Display that is found on Samsung's high-end smartphones and it also features the Super AMOLED screen along with a 2,280 x 1,080 resolution.
Then there's a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and ultra wide 120 degree 8-megapixel camera which allows users to get more detail packed into their pictures.
The primary camera is a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture that handles most of point-and-shoot needs. Samsung Galaxy A9 features an unspecified octa-core processor paired with either 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. It comes with 128GB storage which can be further expanded up to 512GB.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) receives power from 3,8000mAh battery. In total, the Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with 24MP+10MP+8MP+5MP or 47MP quad-lens rear camera.
Measuring 162.5 x 77 x 7.8mm, the Galaxy A9 is actually slightly taller and wider than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which has a fractionally bigger 6.4-inch display. There's a 24-megapixel front camera up front for selfies and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. With the introduction of quad-camera setups, Samsung is also rumored to include a new cooling system that improves heat dissipation in the camera area. The device runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Samsung Pay (NFC) among other regular connectivity options. Similar to the P20 Pro, the Galaxy A9 (2018) features a gradient around back that goes from pink, blue, or black at the bottom to a lighter hue of those colors at the top.