Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
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; 61 days ago (2018-10-11)
A9s: October 24, 2018; 48 days ago (2018-10-24)
Availability by RegionA9: November 2018; 1 month ago (2018-11)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
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
Weight183 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 Corning Gorilla Glass 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)
with single flash
Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot;
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, EDR;
USB-C v1.0 reversible connector, NFC

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 4x fun event in Malaysia, as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016).

The A9 (2018) is the first quad camera smartphone in the world, featuring 4 different camera on the rear. It features a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with curved edges similar to the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), and support for Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

The A9 (2018) features a 6.3 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display features curved edges, similar to the S9's infinity display, but with larger bezels and no curved display.[3]

The quadruple 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.[4] The front camera has been upgraded to a 24MP sensor, complete with its own dedicated flash.

It runs Android 8.0 "Oreo" with Samsung Experience 9.0 respectively out-of-the box. The smartphone features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC consisting of 4 performance 2.2GHZ kyro 260 and 4 efficient 1.8GHZ kyro 260 backed by a new Adreno 512 GPU and sports 6 GB/8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, expandable to 512 GB via a MicroSD card slot, through a dedicated SD card slot.[5]

It extra features include [[Bixby (virtual assistant) Boxby]], with Bixby button, Always-on Display and a Gorilla Glass front panel with a reflective glass back panel. It is available in black, blueand pink variants, with some models supporting dual-sim.[6] 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 market from November 2018, with futures plans to release in other countries.[7]

Galaxy A9s[edit]

The A9s is similar in design and specifications to the A9, and was destined for sale in the Chinese market only.[8] The addition of a 's' is to differentiate it from the current Samsung Galaxy A9 Star, which is based on the Samsung Galaxy A8, and also destined for the chinese market only.

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. ^ "The Samsung Galaxy A9: A quad camera phone for the Instagram generation". www.hardwarezone.com.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  4. ^ "Live in the Moment with the Galaxy A9". news.samsung.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  5. ^ downloadcenter.samsung.com (PDF) http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201811/20181106154134653/SM-A920F_UM_EU_Oreo_Eng_Rev.1.0_181102.pdf. Retrieved 2018-12-10. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Live in the Moment with the Galaxy A9". news.samsung.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  7. ^ "Live in the Moment with the Galaxy A9". news.samsung.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  8. ^ Lee, Dami (2018-10-24). "The Galaxy A6s is the first Samsung phone not made by Samsung". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-12-10.