Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Galaxy A9 logo
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Galaxy A9 (storefront display)
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy A series
ModelA9: SM-A920x
A9s: SM-A9200x
(where 'x' varies by carrier & international models)
First releasedA9: October 11, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-10-11)
A9s: October 24, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-10-24)
Availability by regionA9: November 2018; 3 years ago (2018-11)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) and A9 Pro (2016)
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy A80
Samsung Galaxy A71
RelatedSamsung Galaxy A6 / A6+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A6s
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8/A9 Star
Samsung Galaxy A8s
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions162.5 × 77 × 7.8 mm
Mass183 g
Operating system
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPUOcta-Core 4x Kryo 260 2.2 GHz & 4x Kryo 260 1.8 GHz
GPUAdreno 512
Memory6 GB/8 GB RAM
Storage128 GB
Removable storageup to 512 GB
Battery3800mAh (non-removable)
Display6.3" Super AMOLED FHD+ display with Gorilla Glass 5 1080×2220 px (18.5:9 Aspect Ratio)
Rear camera24MP, f/1.7 (wide)
8MP, f/2.4 (ultrawide)
10MP, f/2.4 (telephoto) with 2x optical zoom
5MP, f/2.2 (depth)
with single flash
Front camera24 MP, f/2.0 (wide)
Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot;
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, EDR;
USB-C v1.0 reversible connector, NFC
Websitewww.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-a9/

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is a midrange Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy A series. It was announced on 11 October 2018 at the A Galaxy event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016). Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world's first smartphone that features 4 different cameras on the rear. It features a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with curved edges similar to the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and supports Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology.[1][2] It is the brand ambassador for Ayushmann Khurrana. It is the predecessor of Samsung Galaxy A70.

Specifications[edit]

The Galaxy A9 (2018) consists of the following specifications.[3][4][5][6]

Hardware[edit]

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC[7] with an octa-core processor consisting of 4 performance 2.2GHz Kryo 260 and 4 efficient 1.8GHz Kyro 260 cores and Adreno 512 GPU backed by 6 GB/8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage that is expandable to 512 GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Display[edit]

The A9 (2018) features a 6.3 inch Full HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display features curved edges similar to the S9's Infinity Display but with larger bezels and without curved sides.[8]

Cameras[edit]

The quad camera setup features a primary 24MP f/1.7 sensor for normal photography, an ultra-wide 8MP f/2.4 sensor with a 120 degrees viewing angle, a telephoto 10MP f/2.4 with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor for effects such as Bokeh.[9] The front camera has been upgraded to a 24MP sensor, complete with its own dedicated flash.

Video recording is possible with 2160p and 1080p, both at 30 frames per second. The device lacks slow motion video recording.

Software[10][edit]

Operating system[edit]

It runs Android 8.0 "Oreo" with Samsung Experience 9.0 out of the box. It is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie.[11]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Its extra features include Bixby, with Bixby button, Always-on Display and a Gorilla Glass front panel with a reflective glass back panel. It is available in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink variants, with some models supporting Dual SIM.[9] It supports fast charging over its USB-C port.

Availability[edit]

Following the unveiling, Samsung announced that the device will go on sale in selected markets from November 2018 with future plans to release in other countries.[9]

Galaxy A9s[edit]

The A9s are similar in design and specifications to the A9, and were destined for sale in the Chinese market only.[12] The addition of an 's' is to differentiate it from the current Samsung Galaxy A9 Star, which is based on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and also destined for only the Chinese market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frumusanu, Andrei. "Samsung Announces The 2018 Galaxy A9 With Four Rear Cameras". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  2. ^ "Specifications | Samsung Galaxy A9". The Official Samsung Galaxy Site. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the first quad-camera smartphone".
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is listed on TENAA".
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) will be laucnhed in India soon".
  7. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) shows up on GeekBench".
  8. ^ "The Samsung Galaxy A9: A quad camera phone for the Instagram generation". www.hardwarezone.com.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  9. ^ a b c "Live in the Moment with the Galaxy A9". news.samsung.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  10. ^ "User Manual" (PDF). downloadcenter.samsung.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  11. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) receives Android Pie update".
  12. ^ Lee, Dami (2018-10-24). "The Galaxy A6s is the first Samsung phone not made by Samsung". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-12-10.

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