Meet Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung has announced the latest in its A series of smartphones. It is called Samsung Galaxy A9. The device is now listed on the Chinese website and will be available in white, gold and pink color variants. The Galaxy A9 sits on top Samsung’s premium-built A-series. The most impressive feature is the huge screen and a big battery. Let’s have a close look at its features:
Display and Processor
The Galaxy A9 features a huge 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. It comes with full-HD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.8GHz Snapdragon 620 octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, and Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 32GB of internal space and there’s a microSD card slot as well which supports cards of up to 128GB capacity. The smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
The rear camera in Galaxy A9 is capable of shooting 13-megapixel photos and supports optical stablisation as well. The rear camera comes with LED flash, OIS, and f/1.9 aperture. You can also access the camera app by double pressing the home button. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. The device also houses a fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone uses an extremely large 4,000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. It also supports dual-SIM capabilities (Nano + Nano).
The smartphone comes with connectivity features such as 4G, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS, ANT+ and Micro USB. According to the company, it will be compatible with Samsung Pay.
Let’s have a look at how Samsung Galaxy A9 has improved over Galaxy A7.
A quick look at Samsung Galaxy A9 and A7:
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy A9||Samsung Galaxy A7||Display||6 inches||5.5 inches|
|Dimensions||161.69 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm||150.9 x 75.9 x 6.3 mm|
|Weight||200 g||133 g|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|OS||Android, v5.1.1||Android, v4.4.4|
|CPU||1.8 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 510||Adreno 405|
|Battery||4000 mAH||2600 mAH|
|RAM||3 GB||2 GB|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 8 MP
|Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
|Internal Storage||32 GB||16 GB|
All-in-all, it is a nice smartphone that comes with impressive specifications. It has a larger screen and a bigger battery. It comes with impressive specifications but the final price disclosure and hands-on experience will reveal the actual worth. The device will be available in China later this month but pricing will be confirmed at a later date. The company has not yet disclosed the pricing and availability of the phone in US.
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