Right on schedule, Samsung has launched its first smartphone with quad rear-facing cameras in India today. Dubbed as Galaxy A9 (2018) the phone is available for booking on all the leading online as well as offline channels. The handset will start shipping from November 28.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) is available in two RAM options. The 6GB RAM variant is priced at INR 36,999 while the 8GB RAM model will set you back INR 39,999. These figures translate to about $520 and $560, respectively. If purchased through HDFC credit/debit card the buyer is entitled to INR 3,000 cashback.
Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy A9 (2018) rocks a 6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Pumping power from under the hood is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clubbed with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which can further be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card.
However, the fun lies at the camera department since the phone is laced with four cameras at the rear along with an LED flash. The camera module includes a 24MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto sensor equipped with 2x optical zoom and f/1.7 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Up front, it mounts a 24MP sensor for selfie and video chatting purposes. The selfie camera doubles as a Face Unlock feature too.
The handset runs on Android 8.0 Oreo wrapped under Samsung Experience UX. It is kept ticking with a 3,800mAh battery. The Galaxy A9 (2018) is armed with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for the biometrics. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, NFC, and a 3.5mm audio jack to name a few.