Samsung has a new strategy to win the premium mid-range smartphone segment under which the company plans to offer unique features in its mid-range phones before introducing those features to its flagship devices.
In line with this new strategy, after announcing the triple back camera phone Galaxy A7 (2018), the company debuted Galaxy A9 (2018) last month, which features quad camera setup on the back. Now, the phone is all set to debut in India next week.
Samsung has sent out media invites for a launch event on 20th November, where the company will launch the Galaxy A9 (2018) in the Indian market. Some reports indicate that the phone could be priced around ₹35,000 in India.
The quad-camera setup on the smartphone includes a 24MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide 120-degree sensor, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP sensor for capturing depth information that enables capturing images with bokeh effect. On the front side, there’s a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 2220 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by a capable Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor along with Adreno 512 GPU. It packs 6GB/8GB of RAM and comes with 128GB of internal storage.
It also has a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 512GB. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port.
Unfortunately, the smartphone runs on an older version of the Android operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo. Given that Samsung has been notoriously slow in providing a major Android update, we don’t expect the phone to get Android Pie update anytime soon. The phone is powered by a 3,800mAh battery with adoptive fast charging.