Poster reveals Galaxy A9 Star, A9 Star Lite will be unveiled June 7

Poster reveals Galaxy A9 Star, A9 Star Lite will be unveiled June 7
Following a number of leaks, Samsung’s plans to launch an iPhone X lookalike under the Galaxy A9 Star name have become more and more certain. Now, however, thanks to a newly-leaked poster, it looks as though Samsung will be launching a cheaper variant too, dubbed the A9 Star Lite.

It’s unclear exactly what will differentiate the Lite variant on the inside, but a lower-end processor and reduced amounts of memory and internal storage are possibilities. Nevertheless, on the design side of things, it is expected to be identical to the regular Galaxy A9 Star. This means the rear will feature a dual-camera setup that is positioned vertically in the corner, with a dual-tone LED flash set to accompany this. Also, a rear-facing fingerprint sensor will be positioned just above the center of the panel. Moving over to the front, a large 6.3-inch Infinity Display will be present, with reduced bezels wrapping around it. On a final design note, the smartphone looks set to boast a dedicated Bixby button.

Now, in addition to revealing plans for a budget alternative, the poster in question also shows various release details. Specifically, the image confirms Samsung will be announcing the devices on June 7. After this, customers will be given 1 week to sign up for an upcoming flash sale period China that will begin on June 15 and end on July 1 at the latest. However, if demand is high enough, the sale could end ahead of time.

Outside of the Chinese market, it’s unclear when the smartphones will become available to consumers, but previous information revealed plans to also launch the device in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. However, it still remains to be seen if it will be made available outside of the Asian continent at a later date.

source: Weibo (translated) via: Slashleaks

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6 Comments

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm just glad there's no notch.

4. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

That FPS placement is just too... High... Kinda weird on the back, but beautiful on the front cause no notch.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 561; Member since: May 02, 2016

If you are in China and don't like notch, this is one of the few phones for you !

6. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

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