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Samsung Galaxy A9

Expected Price
Rs. 31,999
(Best Guess)
Expected Release date
in India 25 Jun, 2017
(Best Guess)
Specs Score
75 /100
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Market Status: Launched globally, but release date in India not officially confirmed yet.

Key Features

Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow), 4G, 3G, Dual Sim, Wi-Fi
  • 1.8 GHz Octa Core
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
  • 6 inches Full HD
  • 13 MP / 8 MP
  • 4000 mAH Battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Quick Charging
  • Waterproof
Unique Facts
  • NFC
  • Upgradeable to Android marshmallow
 
Specification Analysis

Specs Score

75/100
Above Average
(Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000)
This Phone
75 /100
Average specs score in this price group
73 /100
Maximum specs score in this price group
92 /100
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Samsung Galaxy A9 Specifications

General Specifications
Launch Date 25 Jun, 2017 (Expected)
Price Rs. 31,999 (Expected)
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy A9
Color White, Pink, Gold, Black
Form Factor Bar
CategorySmartphone / Phablet
Dual Sim
Hybrid Sim
Sim CardDual Nano Sim
Waterproof
Fingerprint Scanner
Network LTE + GSM
Operating System Android V5.1.1 (Lollipop) Upgradable To V6.0 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm
Weight 200 Grams
Storage
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Storage Up To 128 GB
Card Slot Micro Sd Card
Camera
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Flash Single LED Flash
Rear Camera FeaturesGeo Tagging, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto Flash, Continuos Shooting, Digital image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Face detection, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Touch to focus, White balance presets
Rear Auto Focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS, Full HD
Zoom Digital Zoom
Calling & Messaging
Phone Book Unlimited
SMS
MMS
Instant Messaging
Email
Entertainment/Multimedia
Radio
Headset
Audio Format MP3, WAV
Video Format DivX, MP4, 3GP
Speaker
Processor & RAM
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa Core 64-bit
Chipset Qualcomm Snpadragon 652
RAM 3 GB
GPU Adreno 510
Display
Size 6 Inches (Extra Large)
ScreenSuper AMOLED Display, Full HD with 2.5D curved glass
Screen Protection Gorilla Glass
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Identity Sensor
Resolution 1080 x 1920 Pixels, Full HD
Pixel Density367 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Stylus
Other Input Features Multi-Touch
Battery
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Battery Type Li-Ion, Non Removable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging
Connectivity
GPRS
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 2100 MHz / HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
4G LTE / LTE
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth V4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS GPS/ A-GPS
NFC Support
Infrared
USB Port Micro USB V2.0
Edge
HDMI
Miracast
USB OTG
USB Type-C
A powerful mid-range smartphone that seems to be missing something
Pros & Cons
  • NFC
  • Upgradeable to Android marshmallow

The South Korean handset manufacturer, Samsung is already treading a different path with new series of smartphones catering to budget and mid range segment of Indian handset market. Samsung has already launched A and J series of smartphones around the globe to cater to these niche markets. The Galaxy A series of smartphone is targeted towards mid range buyers and Samsung promotes the same as a combination of style and performance. Samsung has now added Galaxy A9 to this series of stylish smartphones. This is a brief overview of the handset to let our users decide whether they would like to opt for the new device or not.

Why Should You buy?

Fast fingerprint reader: This handset comes with a proper fingerprint scanner integrated in the home button on front panel. The fingerprint scanner on Galaxy A9 is every bit as good as ones found on the flagship devices.

Rarely heats up: This handset comes with the premium metallic unibody design, which are always prone to heat up during continuous usage. However, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the Galaxy A9 does not heat up all that much, which is a good thing.

Good display: Coming to the display of the handset, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A9 with a 6-inch display with Super AMOLED panel for an enhanced viewing experience. The viewing experience is further enhanced by the full HD resolution viz. 1920 x 1080 pixels offered by the display. The color production and legibility on this device is quite good.

Why Should You Not buy?

Mediocre camera: While the camera on Galaxy A9 is pretty decent to say the least, it lacks a certain quality to it. Pictures taken by the handset are lacking in details as well as sharpness, which might not be a good thing for a device at this price.

Any Alternative?

OnePlus 3: This handset is considered to be the best smartphone by critics and fan alike, for the price tag that it comes with. The specifications that this handset comes with is at par with most high end flagships and much better than Galaxy A9. Still the device is comparatively less expensive than the upcoming handset. It definitely makes for a great alternative for the upcoming Samsung device.

Compare Now: Samsung Galaxy A9 vs OnePlus 3

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. Supported apps can be easily be moved to the SD card in this handset.

Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Galaxy A9 comes with USB OTG feature.

Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with single LED flash.

Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in the handset support 4G LTE.

Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.

Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 1080p.

Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which makes for a good user experience. Samsung has also improved the Touchwiz UI, which now comes with less bloatware and smoother animations.

Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – No, the smartphone does not support VoLTE feature.

Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card

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    RAM

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    Screen Size

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    Screen Resolution

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    Primary Camera

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    Battery Capacity

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Customer Questions & Answers
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LTE GSM is when the dual SIM handset supports 4G only in main SIM slot and 2G on other. LTE LTE is when both slots can support 4G. However, no device can activate 4G on both SIM at the same time.
Arjun By Arjun on 12 May, 2017+Add answer
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June 1st is an expected launch date. No confirm  announcement about Samsung Galaxy A9 launch date is made till date. 

Harjeet By Harjeet on 29 April, 2016+Add answer
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SAMSUNG UPCOMING MOBILE LOUNGE DATE INEA ?  SPECIALLY A9 

SWETA By SWETA on 19 April, 2016+Add answer
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Hi,

The phone is expected to be launched fairly soon in India. The camera on its rear panel is decent enough but we can expect it to struggle in low light, like all Samsung handsets.

Abhiman By Abhiman on 20 January, 2017+Add answer

 

 

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