Samsung Galaxy A9 Hands On and Photo Gallery


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The separate volume rocker keys are present on the left side of the phone.

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A microSD and nano SIM card slot and the power button is present on the right side of the phone.

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On the top, the phone has a secondary microphone, antenna bands and secondary nano SIM card slot.

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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.

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There is a 13MP rear camera at the back that comes with OIS, S5K3L2 sensor, f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.

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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.

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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


Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma