Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Announced:
Oct 11, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 15, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

4.0
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Display

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Display size:

6.3 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density:

392 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

80.51 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Quad camera

Main camera:

24 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera:

10 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Autofocus

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Ultra-wide

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Depth information

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

24 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight:

6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Black, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 512

RAM:

6 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

Maximum User Storage:

108.9 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 512 GB

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

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Capacity:

3800 mAh

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G):

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use:

3G:

13 hours

LTE:

15 hours

Wi-Fi:

15 hours

Music playback:

112.00 hours

Video playback:

19.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 18, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA920F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.24 W/kg

Body:

0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.40 W/kg

Phablet:

3.95 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A920F

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Dual SIM

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Yes

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (80.51 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (392 ppi)

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world's first quad-camera smartphone. The main camera has a 24-megapixel sensor, the second one is telephoto with a 10-megapixel sensor, the third one is ultra-wide and has an 8-megapixel sensor and the last one is a depth camera. Other hardware includes Snapdragon 660 SOC, 6 GB RAM, 128 gigs of storage and 3800 mAh battery. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

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