Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Overview, Specs and Info

The Samsung Galaxy A9 of 2018 was released in November and has a variety of colors, those colors being Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. This Mid-Range device was released with Android 8 (Oreo) and is upgradeable to Android 9 (Pie) and Android 10.

Seen as something close to a Flagship phone at its time and was top of the line in its Series.

The Galaxy A9 comes packed with powerful features and since its Mid-Range you’d expect it to have Mid-Range specs, yes? Well… that’s where this device might surprise you.

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Quick Spec Check:

CPU, GPU, RAM and Chipset

Coming out with an Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) CPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM (depends on model), Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) Chipset, and an Adreno 512 GPU this device surely packs a punch (In 2018).

Design

It comes equipped with a Metal frame, glass front and rear, but the most liked bits about it is the variety of colors to choose from, as stated above it comes in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink, better yet those exact colors can be seen in a beautiful two tone, which looks cool.

The device also has a Fingerprint Scanner at its rear. The placement is fine and all, but the thing that bothers me is that it gets a little bit frustrating at times when it doesn’t recognize my fingerprint. You shouldn’t have to worry, it’s not the design doing it… my finger tends to smudge up the scanner sometimes, other than that its fine.?

The device also has a Bixby Button on its left side (which I had too much fun playing with) while the power and volume buttons are on it’s right. So, at the bottom you would find a 3.5mm jack and a USB Type-C port for connection and charging purposes.

Its battery is a 3800mAh non-removable Li-Ion which supports fast charging(18W).

Camera

Then as we move further into detail, we’ll find that this mid-range device was one of the first in the world to have four cameras at its rear (five cameras if you’re counting in the front camera), each camera providing its own set of skills to the phone.

At its rear you’ll see a 24MP wide-angle lens, 10MP telephoto lens with a 2x optical zooming feature, 8MP 120-degree ultrawide lens and 5MP lens for depth sensing purposes. Oh and with the front 24MP lens as a selfie camera if you’re wondering.

Storage

When you’re looking at its storage, you’re able to put its 124 GB (depends on model) to good use and if that’s not enough storage space for you, my friends… then I suggest you install a micro-SD card and since it can handle a micro–SD Card up to 512 Gb there shouldn’t be any problem. Other models, however may have 64 GB of storage space.

Out of the Box

The device may come complete with Samsung (wired) earbuds, USB power adapter (charger), clear cover case, protection film, quick start guide and an eject pin.

It’s entirely up to the market you bought your device from to decide if you’ll get these accessories though.

How It Games:

So… I’ve tried quite a few games on the Galaxy A9 and even went a little over board. Again, I tried ‘Real Racing 3’ and ‘Honkai Impact 3rd’ and it ran superbly. There was no lag whatsoever even when ‘Honkai Impact 3rd’ was on its highest graphics settings.

Honkai Impact 3rd says this and yet:

Gameplay was superb:

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Honkai Impact 3rd Gameplay on the Samsung Galaxy A9(2018)

Then I tried ‘Left to Survive’ and saw there’s no lag there as well, even when the graphics were set to its highest, but what I saw was that I was not able to enable the High Frame rate option. Not going to lie… that bummed me out, but not as much as ‘Sky: Children of Light’ did.

With ‘Sky: Children of Light’ I could only play on its medium settings and even then, I encountered quite a bit of lag, but at the time it’s been said that the game itself had quite a few bugs to work through for performance.

And at that point I was not sure if it was the game or the Device. But after an update of Sky rolled out it played a little bit smoother, but I am still on the fence about this because sky is a really good-looking game so it’s bound to cause at least a little bit of a lag on a mid-range device.

Either way it games brilliantly on most games including ‘Dragonball Legends’, ‘Dawn of Isles’, ‘Dragon Raja’ and ‘Dead Effect 2’ so this device still gets a thumbs up.

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Dragonball Legends On the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Full Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Full Specifications

Specs
ManufacturerSamsung
ModelGalaxy A9 (2018)
LaunchAnnounced – October 2018
Released – November 2018
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Upgradeable to Android 9(Pie)
Upgradeable to Android 10
Build
TypeBar
BodyAluminium Frame, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Front and Back
ColorsCaviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink
Weight183g
Dimensions162.5 x 77.0 x 7.8 mm
Display
ScreenSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors16M
Size6.3″
Screen-To-Body Ratio(80.1%)
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Pixel Density393 ppi
Resolution1080 x 2220
Hardware
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
GPUAdreno 512
Memory6GB, 8GB (Depends on Model)
Storage64GB, 128GB (Depends On model)
Battery
TypeNon-Removable 3800mAh Li-Ion
ChargeFast Charging 18W
Wireless ChargeNo
Talk Time22h
Camera
Rear24 MP, f/1.7, 27mm Wide-Angle Lens, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm, PDAF
10 MP f/2.4, 52mm Telephoto lens, 1/3.9″, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm Ultrawide lens, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, Depth sensor
Video – 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm Wide-angle Lens, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
Video – 1080p@30fps
Sound
LoudspeakerYes
JackYes, 3.5mm
SIM Type Single Nano-SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (Depends on Model)
Connectivity
2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4GYes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
5GNo
Network SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
GPSYes, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
NFCYes
BluetoothYes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB TypeType-C
Other FeaturesFM Radio
Accelerometer
Fingerprint Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Geomagnetic Sensor
RGB Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Hall Sensor
Bixby
Bixby Vision
Samsung Pay
Samsung Apps
Always on Display

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4 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Overview, Specs and Info”

  1. Now that I got this information I think I’m going to buy me one thank u Shay for making my mind up on which phone to buy

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