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After weeks of speculations, Samsung finally launched the new Galaxy A9, touted to be the world's first quad-camera phone in India on November 20.

The new Galaxy A9 with 6GB RAM costs Rs 36,990 and the 8GB RAM variants will set you back by Rs 39,990. With that pricing strategy, Samsung has steered Galaxy A9 clearly away from the flagship Galaxy S9 territory and there will be fewer chances of cannibalisation between the two.

The Galaxy A9 can be pre-booked from November 20 on both e-commerce platforms and also in Samsung authorised brick-and-mortar retail chains in India and it will go on sale from November 28 onwards.

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Samsung launched the new Galaxy A9 in India. (L to R) Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Mobile Business, Samsung India, Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India and Vivek Joshua, Product Marketing, Samsung India introducing the new Galaxy A9 at an event in Gurugram, 20 November 2018.Samsung India Press Kit

As the headline says, the highlight of the Galaxy A9 is its photography hardware. The primary camera module on the back houses a 24MP main snapper with F1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2 x optical zoom, F2.4 aperture, an ultra-wide 8MP snapper with 120-degree Field Of View (FOV) and 5MP depth sensor with F2.2 aperture.

With such advanced photography hardware, Galaxy A9 offers 2x Optical Zoom for detailed close-up shots even from far away. With an ultra wide lens and scene optimizer, users can capture in the photo compared to rival brands. It also boasts Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scene Recognition, which identifies the subject and adjusts settings accordingly for the best photo, in swift time.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with four cameras on the back.Samsung India website (screen-grab).

With Depth Lens, users can manually manage the photos' depth of field and focus on the subject for stunning, professional looking images. And with F1.7 aperture, the Galaxy A9's 24MP main camera can capture clear and bright images in both bright and low light conditions, Samsung claims.

On the front, it houses a terrific 24MP shooter with F2.0 aperture, which is decent enough to get good selfies even in low light conditions.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 launched in India.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Samsung Galaxy A9 sports 6.3-inch full HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core CPU, 6GB/8GB storage, Android Oreo OS and comes with a 3,800mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018):

Model Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Display 6.3-inch full HD+ super AMOLED screen with 2220x1080p resolution
OS Android Oreo
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core CPU (2.2Ghz quad-core + 1.8GHz quad-core)
RAM + Storage
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, expandable up to 512GB
Rear Camera
  • Main Camera: 24MP with Auto Focus, F1.7 aperture
  • Telephoto: 10 MP with 2X optical zoom, F2.4 aperture
  • Ultra Wide: 8MP with 120┬░Field Of View (FOV), F2.4 aperture
  • Depth: 5MP with F2.2 aperture
Front camera 24 MP with F2.0 aperture
Battery 3,800mAh
Network 4G-LTE Cat.9
Add-ons The fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication) for Samsung Pay, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Dimensions 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
Weight 183g
Colours Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink
Price
  • 6GB RAM: Rs 36,990
  • 8GB RAM: Rs 39,990

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