First launched back in October, the Galaxy A9 (2018) gets the title of the World’s first smartphone with a total of four rear cameras, and it is one of Samsung’s attempt to appeal to developing markets and a younger audience in the West who are priced out of flagship devices. Samsung has now released the Galaxy A9 (2018) in India, with a price tag of INR36,990/ $517 for the base variant with 6GB RAM, while the 8GB variant goes for INR39,990/ $559.
The major selling point of the device is, of course, its Quad camera setup, with each of the four optimized for different functions. While the main 24-megapixel f1.7 camera primary shooter is positioned for low-light shots, it is assisted by an 8-megapixel, ultrawide 120-degree camera for group or landscape shots. The 10-megapixel telephoto, on the other hand, will offer 2x optical zoom, while the 5-megapixel camera serves as a depth sensor that will let you adjust your background blur in real time.
The device flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ panel, with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor supported by 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which can be expanded up to 512GB using microSD card. It gets a 3,800mAh battery, a side mounted fingerprint sensor, and unfortunately boots Android Oreo out of the box.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy A9 (2018) in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink is expected to go on sale from November 28, although it is currently available for pre-order via various online retailers, including Amazon India, Flipkart, Airtel Online Store, and Samsung’s Online Shop.