The Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes standard with 128 GB of storage, although buyers have a choice to supplement that with either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM.
As for the internal storage, both the variants ship with 128GB that can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience skin on top. There's a primary 24MP f/1.7 module joined by an 8MP wide-angle sensor with a 120-degree field of view, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 5MP depth shooter that facilitates Live Focus.
Samsung on Thursday officially announced the 2018 Galaxy A9 smartphone. It can be availed in color gradient options such as Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. That does not make the phone a super affordable offering, however.
This new photography feature includes a main 24-megapixel camera and a secondary 5-megapixel lens for depth effects. AI Scene Recognition is baked in to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the best photo.
There's not long to go now before the official unveiling of the Galaxy A9 - what else do you reckon it'll have in store?
The rear cameras are arranged vertically.
It's somewhat odd for Samsung to launch a phone with world-first features that's not a flagship, but the A9 is plenty powerful. As of now, the pricing is unknown and considering that it has Snapdragon 660 SoC, i assume it could be priced a little above the Galaxy A7 when it launches in India next month.
The Galaxy A event is taking place today, 11 October at 5PM Malaysian time. However, the company did say that the phone would launch sometime during mid-November in an unknown number of markets.
Samsung has lately been trying to bring some innovation to its Galaxy A series in an effort to up the attractiveness of its mid-range smartphones.