Samsung had announced the Galaxy A9, top-end smartphone in the ‘Galaxy A’ series in December last year. We are live at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona and got to check out the phone, so let’s take a quick look at the hardware and specifications of the phone.
The Galaxy A9 sports a 6-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass and is powered by a Octa Core Snapdragon 652 (620) processor (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs) with Adreno 510 GPU. Running Android Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), it comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage that is expandable upto 128GB via micro SD card.
There is a Samsung branding on top of which is an earpiece. The phone has an 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture and the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors.
The trademark physical home button is present below the display on the bezel and it comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor. There are two capacitive touch buttons on either side of the home button.
The separate volume rocker keys are present on the left side of the phone.
A microSD and nano SIM card slot and the power button is present on the right side of the phone.
On the top, the phone has a secondary microphone, antenna bands and secondary nano SIM card slot.
At the bottom the phone has a 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB port loud speaker grill and primary microphone. Also seen are the two antenna bands.
There is a 13MP rear camera at the back that comes with OIS, S5K3L2 sensor, f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.
The Samsung branding is present at the back of the phone which also sports a 2.5D curved glass and a metal frame that offers a premium look and feel.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT and, NFC. The phone comes with a 4000mAh battery with support for Fast Charging. The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes in White, Gold and Pink colors. It was launched in China at 3199 Yuan (US$ 489 / Rs. 33,540 approx.) recently.
Sneha Bokil contributed to this post