Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) specs: Four rear cameras, but what else?

Remember when LG released the V40 ThinQ last week with three rear-facing cameras? Well, Samsung has stepped up to the plate and is ready to show off. With the Galaxy A9 (2018), which Samsung has just revealed in Kuala Lumpur, the South Korean company is packing in four different rear camera sensors that enable users to take a wide variety of shots.

Similar to its flagship brothers, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2220×1080 resolution.

Internally, the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. Additionally, the Galaxy A9 specs sheet includes 6GB to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. If this isn’t enough for you, Samsung allows customers to add up to 512GB of additional storage via a microSD card.

The mid-tier device also includes a 3,800mAh battery, charging via a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack; find the complete list of specs in the table below:

 Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Display6.3-inch Super AMOLED display
2220×1080 resolution
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octacore
GPUAdreno 512
microSD card slot expandable up to 512GB
Main camera: 24MP sensor, ƒ/1.7 aperture
Ultra-wide: 8MP sensor, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 120° field-of-view
Telephoto zoom: 10MP sensor, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom
Depth: 5MP sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture, live focus

24MP f/2.0 sensor

Audio3.5mm headphone jack
USB Type-C port
IP ratingN/A
Network3CA, LTE Cat.9
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),
VHT80 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0,
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Dimensions and weight162.5 x 77 x 7.8mm
ColorsCaviar Black,
Lemonade Blue,
Bubblegum Pink

Last but not least, let’s talk about all four of the cameras found on the Samsung Galaxy A9. The primary cam features a 24MP sensor with an ƒ/1.7 aperture. An ultra-wide 8MP sensor handles cityscape and group shots, packing an ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field-of-view. Need to get up close? Then you’ve got a telephoto lens with a 10MP sensor,  ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 2x optical zoom. The final camera is a 5MP ƒ/2.2 depth sensor used for live focus and other depth effects.

Things aren’t quite as exciting around front as the handset packs a single, 24MP ƒ /2.2 selfie shooter.

Editor’s Pick

If you’re interested in picking up the smartphone for yourself, you will have several colorways to choose from including Bubblegum Pink, Lemonade Blue, and Caviar Black. Each of these variants features a gradient design, something we’ve seen on a growing number of mobile devices.

What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) specs? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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