Samsung Galaxy A9 – At A Quick Glance
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world’s first Android smartphone with four rear cameras. Samsung definitely believes that the additional hardware will hit the sweet spot for capturing professional-grade imagery with the convenience of a portable device.
The phone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (plus microSD slot) and a 3800 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Optimized for Instagram
Samsung has officially called the Galaxy A9 a device that’s ‘optimized for Instagram’, which clearly indicates that the phone has been designed to target millennials, Instagram enthusiasts, and potential social media influencers. The main focus of the Samsung Galaxy A9 is the quad-camera setup.
The A9 will aim to compete with the OnePlus 6, 6T and the Honor 10 to grab the top ‘budget flagship’ phone spot.
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Design, Dimensions and Colors
The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone is supported by a metal frame and a glass-based front and rear, which imparts a sleek, yet vibrant appeal. The phone has been made available to customers in three colors, with lemonade blue and bubblegum pink as the popular purchase choices so far. The third and surprisingly least popular version so far, comes in caviar black.
The phone measures 162.5 x 77 x 7.8mm in size, thanks to the 6.3 inch display, which in turn makes the Samsung Galaxy A9 slightly taller and wider than the legacy model Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The device weighs in at 183g. It’s a big phone, but it never feels like an over-sized accessory. It plays the part of a holistic smart device. It helps to get protective casing, in order to add some friction to the smooth (and potentially slippery exterior.
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Buttons and Ports
The left side of the phone features a ‘Bixby’ button to launch Samsung’s smart voice assistant, and marks the first time that this type of firmware has made it to a non-flagship device.
Unlike the new iPhones, Samsung Galaxy A9 also retains a standard 3.5″ audio jack for earphones, in addition to the USB-C port that can be used to charge the phone.
Samsung Galaxy A9 – The Quick Verdict
Should I buy the new Samsung Galaxy A9?
The new Samsung Galaxy A9 looks good, packs a bunch of performance upgrades, and hits the right notes for social photography enthusiasts. In that sense, it’s a great purchase, going at an appreciable price of Rs 39,990 on Amazon for the lemonade blue variant. The only cons so far, are the missing options for wireless charging, and the fact that the factory-installed firmware on the phone is still Android Oreo.
A quick look and an early verdict for those who are considering buying the new Samsung Galaxy A9:
|Reasonable pricing for non-flagship phone||Slippery exteriors|
|Refreshing quad-camera setup||No wireless charging|
|Bright and vibrant display||Old factory android (Oreo)|