Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price and release date

Angelica Greene
October 11, 2018

Under the hood is the unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz.

It'll take some proper processing power to make the most of those four lenses, and while the A9 is hardly packing top-of-the-line specs, it should hold its own. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.

On the front Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 has an 8-megapixel camera.

The upper bezel of the Galaxy A9 (2018) houses a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C and NFC.

It measures 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm and weighs 183 grams.

The Galaxy A9 and it appears to be an improved version of the Galaxy A8 Star. The rear cameras are arranged vertically on the left-hand side, adjacent to the fingerprint reader. Below the module is a LED flash.

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The Galaxy A9 will be available in the Philippines on December 1, with a suggested retail price of P32,990.

The A9 joins Samsung's existing line-up of mid-range phones, one that includes the A7 - a device that features three rear cameras - which was unveiled last month.

Talking about the quad camera setup on the rear, the device sports a 24MP primary sensor with f/1.7, a 10MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4, an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and finally a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The device is backed by a 3,800mAh non-removable battery and support adaptive fast charging. The new software update for the Galaxy S8 brings in Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji. The South Korean company has also included some of its on apps such as Samsung Pay, Bixby Assistant and Health. Samsung's Android UI also looks considerably different compared to stock Android, so keep note of that too.

The phone will sit beneath Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phones released earlier this year as the best of its mid-range devices.

Speaking about the camera system during the Galaxy A9 launch event, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said: "Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we're introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation".

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