Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with five cameras to launch in India on November 20

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with five cameras to launch in India on November 20

Rounak Jain

Samsung is gearing up to launch the world's first smartphone with four rear cameras in India. The Galaxy A9 (2018), launched just last month in Malaysia, is now headed to India and will be sold on Flipkart as well as The phone is expected to be priced around ₹35,000 in India, despite the Malaysian price hovering around ₹51,000 mark.

The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a quad-camera setup - with one main camera, a telephoto lens, an ultra-wide lens and a depth sensor. In addition to the rear cameras, the A9 (2018) has a 24MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture, making it an interesting option for users looking for a phone with a good selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) specifications

The Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung's custom skin on top.

Powering the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, with Adreno 512 GPU. This is paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.

Coming to the main highlight of the Galaxy A9 (2018), the phone features a total of five cameras. On the back, there is a 24MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, an 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 5MP depth-sensing camera. On the front, it has a 24MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Other features of the Galaxy A9 (2018) include a fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS. It is backed by a 3,800mAh battery which comes with fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is expected to be priced in the range of ₹35,000 despite its Malaysian launch price hovering around ₹51,000. It comes in three color options - Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. It will be launched in India on November 27.