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Samsung Galaxy A9: World’s First Quad Camera Phone, Initial Impressions

samsung galaxy A9
Written by Asif Aslam

At the very recent event of Samsung, the company released their latest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy A9. Yes, this is inevitably the world’s first phone which will truly come with a quad camera setup.

Well, I know this is a kind of revolution and I am super happy that Samsung is coming up with such a great concept.

Hence, apart from bagging four cameras in their Samsung Galaxy A9, the brand has included every premium feature in this Smartphone.

Further, to let you give a quick Samsung galaxy A9 review, let us move ahead and discover some really amazing things about Samsung Galaxy A9.

Samsung Galaxy A9: The Gigantic 4-Camera Setup Packed in a Small Beast

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First of all, let’s talk about the quad camera setup which looks quite amazing and unique.

Hence, wondering about the four lenses on Samsung Galaxy A9? The same are as follows:

  • Ultra-Wide
  • Primary Lens
  • Depth Sensor
  • Telephoto

Thus, apart from the above from the above lens, the Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with a massive 24-megapixel camera.

Here, the camera has an aperture of f/1.7 main camera which is followed by other 3 cameras.

Now, in other cameras, the setup is accompanied by a 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom, an 8-megapixel 120-degrees ultra wide lens.

In addition, you even get the fourth camera having 5-megapixel f/2.2 which does the work of depth sensing and live focus.

My Take on Samsung Galaxy A9 Camera

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credits:gsmarena

To be honest, I tried the camera in indoor conditions and found its camera performance really amazing.

Well, the same feature has been demonstrated by Samsung on their launch event. And, everything looks pretty much amazing and perfect.

More to that, you can even take snaps of the huge landscape just by a single tap of your camera.

What about the Front Camera on Samsung Galaxy A9?

Talking about the front camera, the Samsung A9 packs a huge 24-megapixel sensor.

Hence, it truly has the capability to take excellent selfie and exposure will surely be close to perfect.

In addition, there are some additional such as Bokeh mode with which you can fiddle and take amazing group pictures.

Hence, in the camera section, I can say that the Korean Giant has done an amazing job. And, we are looking forward that other companies too follow them in the same case.

Samsung Galaxy A9: Design & Build Quality

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Well, be it any flagship phone from Samsung, they truly come with a premium feel to it.

Hence, when it comes to Samsung galaxy A9 design, it excels in every corner.

First of all, on the back side, it comes with a 2.5D curved Glass which makes the phone stylish in every possible case.

Moving onto the front side, you get a 6.3-inch display having a full HD+ resolution of 1080×2200 pixels.

Further, the company has used Infinity Display having an aspect ratio of 18:5:9.

And of course, the display is Super AMOLED which will give you super vibrant picture clicks and colors.

Despite the taller display, the Samsung A9 feels quite excellent to hold in hands.

Still, the back panel seems quite slippery and it is advisable to use a case in this case.

Wondering about the power & volume rocker buttons? Well, the power button is located on the left side while the volume rockers find its place on the right side.

What color options are available on the Samsung Galaxy A9?

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Coming down towards the color section, the galaxy A9 colors are great to look at.

Here, the consumers get the privilege to choose from three color options such as:

  • Caviar Black
  • Lemonade Blue
  • Bubblegum Pink

Performance & Other Features Section

As far as we talk about the Internal specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with a 2.2GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC.

Further, the RAM which you will get on the A9 comes in two variants such as 6GB & 8GB.

Well, in terms of the Android version, it comes with the latest Android Oreo and has got Samsung’s 9 UI in it.

Although it will be too early to predict the performance, we found it to be pretty good.

What about the storage on Samsung Galaxy A9?

Without any doubt, if you are getting a flagship, the storage section has to be humongous. Hence, the Galaxy A9 comes with a 128GB built-in flash storage.

Further, you can expand the same up to 512GB using a microSD card slot.

Fingerprint Sensor on Samsung Galaxy A9

Just like most of the smartphones, the Galaxy A9 has a fingerprint sensor located on the back side.

And, after our testing, we felt that it was quite snappy and we didn’t face any issue with the same.

In addition, you even get the Face Unlock Feature which is a kind of new in this hyper era of Smartphones.

The battery on the Samsung Galaxy A9

Finally, as and when we move down towards the Battery section, the galaxy A9 comes with a massive 3,800mAh battery.

And, yes the phone supports fast charging and has got the all-new USB Type-C port with it.

Further, you get the 3.5mm audio jack and deep down, the speaker grill finds its hotspot.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October

 

BODY Dimensions 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay

 

DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes

 

PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512

 

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA Four 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide)
10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]

 

SELFIE CAMERA Single 24 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – ANT+
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery

 

MISC Colors Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink

Credits: gsmarena

Final Thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy A9

In my frank opinion, I found the Samsung Galaxy A9 to be a polished smartphone. Ranging from the built quality to its performance, everything seems to be pretty much near to perfect.

And, without any doubt, the Quad Camera setup is something which makes the Galaxy A9,” Different From the Rest”.

In addition, the phone comes with the flagship processor, storage and RAM are all targeted to the point of glory.

Hence, for the Samsung Galaxy A9 price in India, we cannot be quite sure at this moment.

But, as soon as the same will be unveiled, we will update the article for you.

Till then, I hope you liked this phone to the deepest core of your heart. Hence, what you really need to do?

Well, share this Samsung Galaxy A9 article with your friends, family and make way for the world’s first camera Smartphone, with joy, grace, and happiness.

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Asif Aslam

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