Samsung Galaxy A9 vs Galaxy S9+: What difference does £250 make?

Samsung Galaxy A9 vs Galaxy S9+: What difference does £250 make?

Internals are comprised of 4GB of RAM and a choice between 128GB and 512GB on board storage.

Android 8.0 Oreo comes pre-installed on the device, while a 3,800mAh battery is also a part of the package (support fast charging).

The Galaxy A7 meanwhile features a 8MP 120 degree ultra wide lens, a 24MP lens, and a depth lens. In front, you've got a 24MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture lens. On the rear sits a fingerprint scanner, positioned neatly in the top centre of the phone's backside and away from the camera array. It measures 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 183.00 grams.

It's somewhat odd for Samsung to launch a phone with world-first features that's not a flagship, but the A9 is plenty powerful. It also happens to be the world's first smartphone with four cameras at the back. Samsung also confirmed the cameras on the A9 (2018) uses pixel binning technology in low-light conditions which will result in better performance. The handsets are powered by Samsung's own Exynos 9810 processor and run Android 8. The device features rounded display corners, while its power / lock and volume up / down buttons are placed on the right. Samsung has done a good job of ensuring that the Bixby key isn't as annoying on this device as it is on some of its other phones.

There's a trio of colours with silly names to choose from as well: Lemonade Blue, Caviar Black, and Bubblegum Pink. Samsung hopes to change that with the Galaxy A9, a phone with not one, not two, not even three, but rather four cameras! It offers a 2x optical zoom compared to the main camera.


"Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy A9 (2018) sports a 6.3" Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) resolution. However, the company did say that the phone would launch sometime during mid-November in an unknown number of markets.

Samsung has been generous with onboard storage too.

Samsung Galaxy A9 colors are great to look at.

Why anyone needs four entire lenses on one side of a phone remains to be seen, but since the leak came from prolific thing-finder Evan Blass, it seems very likely to be accurate.

What just happened? Samsung today announced the latest addition to its A-series smartphone lineup: a mid-range device dubbed the Galaxy A9.

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