Samsung is all set to launch its Galaxy A9 (2018) in India next week. The smartphone is aimed at photography lovers and comes with four cameras on its back panel. Earlier, some reports suggested that the smartphone would be launched in India on November 4, but that obviously didn’t happen. But this time, we know for sure as the company has sent out media invites for the launch of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). Here’s everything you need to know about it:
To be launched on November 20
Samsung will be launching its Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphone on November 20. The media invite sent by the company says that the launch event will be held in New Delhi coming Tuesday.
Will directly compete with OnePlus 6T
A prior report has suggested that the price of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) will begin at Rs 39,000 in India. At this price, the mobile phone will be competing directly with the recently launched OnePlus 6T, whose price starts at Rs 37,999.
Will be available on Flipkart
Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart already has a landing page of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). this suggests that the smartphone will exclusively be available on the website. However, it has not gone on pre-orders yet, so we may have to wait for the launch day for that to begin.
First ever smartphone to come with a quad-camera setup
The key feature of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is its quad camera setup at the back. The smartphone is the first ever to sport four rear cameras and this makes it an obvious choice for someone who loves smartphone photography. The rear camera setup comprises of a 24MP primary lens, a 10MP telephoto lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth camera.
The selfie camera
Besides the four cameras on its back, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) also has a selfie camera that photography enthusiasts may like. The front facing snapper has a 24MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
Available in three colour options
If you are interested in buying Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), you have three colour options to choose from — Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue.
The processor is not the most high-end one available
While the cameras of the smartphone are impressive on paper, the processor could have been more high end. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It’s arch rival OnePlus 6T, which is priced similarly, is powered by the most powerful processor in the world — Snapdragon 845.
RAM and storage options
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options. The device has 128GB storage onboard and can hold microSD cards of up to 512GB.
The new smartphone by Samsung houses a 3,800mAh battery that comes with support for fast charging.
Launched globally last month
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was launched globally at an event in Kuala Lampur last month. The starting price of the smartphone announced at the event was EUR 599.