The Galaxy A9 has been priced at 599 euros (approx Rs 51,300).
And that's the Galaxy A9. Samsung has done a good job of ensuring that the Bixby key isn't as annoying on this device as it is on some of its other phones. The front and back glass is quite slippery and attracts smudges very easily. It's available in Lemonade Blue, Caviar Black, and Bubblegum Pink-all of which are a tad pretentious for color names but we don't judge over here. Under the hood is the unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Based on recent reports, it could be a Snapdragon 660 SoC. Samsung noted that the model with 8GB of RAM will be available in "certain countries". If you wish to expand it further, then there is a provision of 512GB microSD card expandability option on offer.
The Galaxy A9 has a large 3800 mAh battery, which is bigger than those aforementioned flagships, so we should be looking at a phone with an impressive battery life. The rear cameras are arranged vertically on the left-hand side, adjacent to the fingerprint reader. The device also supports facial recognition as well.
On the front Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 has an 8-megapixel camera. Most of the sensors on board are similar to the recent Galaxy A7, with the only addition being the zoom lens. Don't forget to also check out our coverage on the first phone to feature four rear cameras at the links below.
The main camera of the Galaxy A9 features a 24MP sensor and a bright f/1.7 aperture. Sitting at the top is an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. It is the latest mid-range smartphone from the company that is the first to feature four rear cameras.
Samsung's Galaxy A series has rarely yielded exciting phones - they're mostly mid-range devices with last year's S or Note specs in a more budget-friendly design. The device comes with Android Oreo out of the box and we hope Samsung has planned to roll out Pie for the device in the near future.