Samsung's Galaxy A9 Star pops up in new images revealing white variant

Samsung's Galaxy A9 Star pops up in new images revealing white variant
It’s currently unclear when Samsung will choose to unveil the Galaxy A9 Star (SM-G8850) officially, but after a video allegedly showed off the smartphone’s final design, a set of new images give a much closer glimpse at the device, while also revealing a new color option in the process.

As seen in previous leaks, the newest images confirm a significant departure from Samsung’s usual design language in the hope of capturing the interest of Chinese consumers. This means the rear will now be adorned by an angular dual-camera setup that is positioned vertically in the top-left corner, reminiscent of the Huawei P20 and iPhone X. Also, a dual-tone LED flash is placed beneath the module. Other design changes include the rear-facing fingerprint sensor, which swaps out the usually rounded rectangle shape for a squarer variant and has also been moved further up the of the phone. When it comes to the front of the smartphone, however, the design certainly resembles Samsung’s recent devices. This means a large 6.3-inch Infinity Display is present, with reduced bezels wrapping around it. Speaking of which, the top one is home to a 16-megapixel front-facing camera and the in-ear speaker. On a final design note, the upper-midrange smartphone looks set to boast a dedicated Bixby button, much like Samsung’s recent Galaxy S9 lineup.

When it comes to the internal side of things, the processor inside is yet to be revealed, although a recent TEENA listing revealed 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Also, a main 24-megapixel camera was revealed to be accompanying a second 16-megapixel sensor on the rear. Additionally, a large 3,700mAh battery will be keeping the lights on, with Android 8.0 Oreo coming pre-installed.

Samsung is yet to officially confirm a release date for the smartphone, but it is understood to be planned as an Asia exclusive. Specifically, it appears Samsung will launch the device in both black and white variants in Cambodia, China, 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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