Samsung is ready to bring the Galaxy A9 to India and the four-camera phone will be unveiled for the Indian market on November 20.
News agency IANS reported the launch date, which we were able to confirm with our sources. The report also mentions a price of Rs 35,000 for the new phone, which sounds quite good given the feature set. The world’s first rear quad camera is packed with tons of signature Samsung software features and multitudes of shooting modes.
At that price it will take on the OnePlus 6T, Honor 10 and other phones in the affordable flagship category.
Undoubtedly, the Galaxy A9’s highlight is that four-camera array on the back, stacked vertically on the 3D glass curved back.
Among those four lenses is a 2x Optical Zoom 10MP telephoto f/2.4 lens, which lets you go in tight on the subject. Then there’s the Ultra Wide 120-degree 8MP Lens with f/2.4. The third sensor in the stack is the main camera which is a 24MP f/1.7 sensor. The fourth lens is the the 5MP Depth Lens with f/2.2, which allows the phone to deliver features such as portrait photos with adjustable bokeh, live focus photos and other cool tricks such a the Portrait Dolly.
On the front is a lonely single camera, an f/2.0 lens with a 24MP sensor. The Galaxy A9 gets the much-appreciated Scene Optimizer tech that we saw in the Note 9. This lets the camera identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly quickly.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Camera Samples
Since Beebom was at the global launch event of the A9 in Malaysia, we managed to take some samples from the camera and you can take a look at them below:
Galaxy A9 Camera Samples: Ultra-Wide Lens
The 8MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide sensor captures up to a 120-degree field of view, which is nearly the same as the regular FOV of human eyes. So, on paper, the Galaxy A9’s 8MP ultra-wide lens will let you capture a shot of everything that is in your view.
The wide-angle lens comes into play when you want to capture a group shot or a wide landscape, and it does make a difference as we have seen on the Galaxy A7, which we reviewed a few weeks ago.
Galaxy A9 Camera Samples: Telephoto Lens
The second lends, which is the telephoto lens, is a 10MP f/2.4 lens, that allows you to get up to 2x lossless Optical Zoom. This is great for going in tight on subjects in a scene, and helps capture some good portraits.
Galaxy A9 Camera Samples: Main Lens
The Galaxy A9’s 24MP RGB sensor (f/1.7) acts as the main camera and is also capable of pixel-binning (combining four pixels into one) for extracting more detail from the scene in the final image, particularly in low-light conditions.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Specifications
There’s a 6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. Samsung didn’t specify the SoC, only mentioning an octa-core processor (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad), 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, with support for up to 512GB of expandable memory. You should get good battery life with this phone thanks to the 3,800mAh battery.
|Display||6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220 pixels
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|RAM||6/8 GB RAM|
|Storage||128 GB, expandable upto 512GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||Main Camera : 24MP AF, F1.7 + Telephoto : 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF, F2.4 + Ultra Wide : 120°, 8MP, F2.4
+ Depth : 5MP, F2.2
|Secondary Camera||24MP (F2.0)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Network and Connectivity||LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE), USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Glonass|
|Body||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g|
The A9 runs Samsung Experience with Android 8.0 Oreo, and has a USB Type-C port for data transfer and charging. Unlike the triple-camera Galaxy A7, the Galaxy A9 gets a rear fingerprint sensor for a more familiar user experience.
With Inputs from IANS