Just this October, the Samsung Galaxy A9 broke new ground with its quadruple camera setup. Today we’re taking a look at what else the A9 has to offer than its controversial main shooter.
Design & Construction
The Galaxy A9 looks absolutely stunning with its interesting color variants, namely: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink. Unlike other phones that came out this year, the A9 doesn’t have a notch. It also weighs around 183g, and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Another thing to love about it is that despite having a USB Type C charging port, it still retained a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Sporting a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, the A9 might seem a little pragmatic by not having a notch. Though it sacrificed what could’ve been a larger display size, the lack of a notch might actually work in favor of A9 as many users still prefer notch-less displays. It has a 1080 x 2220 px screen resolution, an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a 392ppi pixel density.
The A9’s crowning glory is its quadruple-lens main camera. Its main shooter consists of a 24MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. At the front is a 24MP selfie camera that can shoot 1080p video at 30fps.
Powering the Galaxy A9 is an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset with an Adreno 512 GPU. The A9 is available in two RAM variants: 6GB and 8GB, with an internal storage of 128GB that can be expanded up to 512GB via the microSD slot. It also runs on an Android 8.0 OS and has a non-removable 3,800mAh battery.
|Display||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2220 resolution, 392 ppi|
|Rear Camera||24MP, 8MP, 10MP, 5MP|
|Memory and Storage||6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, expandable to 512GB via microSD|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm|
|Colors||Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink|
All in all, though technically still a midranger, the Galaxy A9 possesses competitive specs despite its priorities focused on mobile photography. The Samsung Galaxy A9 is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of Php 32,990.