Last month, Samsung launched its premium mid-range phone — Galaxy A9 (2018) — as the world’s first smartphone to feature four rear cameras. Recently, we reported that the phone could soon be launched in India and now the company has sent out media invites to launch the phone in India on 20th November.
The invite from the company reads “4X Fun” in a bold font to highlight the quad camera setup on the back. Further, Flipkart has created a landing page for the phone, which indicates that the Galaxy A9 (2018) will be exclusively available on its platform at launch.
Recently, Samsung India’s official website’s source code revealed that the Galaxy A9 (2018) could be priced at Rs. 39,000 which roughly converts to $534. The pricing is for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage model. To compare, it was unveiled with a European pricing of €599 (approximately $682).
The phone’s rear camera setup includes a 24-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
On the front side, the device comes equipped with a 24-megapixel camera sensor for taking selfies and video calling. There’s also an Intelligent Scene Optimizer feature that relies on AI for enhancing shots in different scenes.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a taller 6.3-inch AMOLED display with 2220 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor. The phone comes in two variants — one featuring 6GB RAM while the other variant packs 8GB RAM, along with 128GB of internal storage.
While the phone supports Face Unlock feature, it also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. Coming to the software, the handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with Samsung’s Experience UX. The phone is powered by a 3,800mAh battery with support for fast charging.
To know the phone’s pricing and availability details in the Indian market, we’ll have to wait for the company to officially launched the phone in India on 20th November.