Samsung has finally pulled the wraps off the Galaxy A9, its latest higher mid-range offering that was recently making rounds on the Internet. The Galaxy A9 comes fitted with a 6-inch FHD display and a 2.5D curved glass. The frame of the phone has been narrowed down to 2.74mm which imparts a sleek and compact look to the phone.
The Galaxy A9 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor (previously known as Snapdragon 620) clocked at 1.8GHz coupled to a 3GB of RAM, and an Adreno 510 GPU. On the imaging front, it boasts of a 13-Megapixel primary camera along with Optical Image Stabilisation and a 8-Megapixel secondary sensor. The Galaxy A9 offers 32GB of Internal Storage along with an expandable memory card slot that can squeeze in another 128GB.
Samsung has fitted the Galaxy A9 with a fingerprint sensor at the front and it comes with the usual set of connectivity options including 4G LTE, Bluetooth v 4.1, NFC and fast charging. The phone comes backed with a 4000mAh battery pack and runs on Android 5.1.
Samsung Galaxy A9 will retail in White, Gold and Pink colors and the pricing details are not yet revealed. It is but evident that Samsung wants to capture the mid-range Android market with it’s second generation A series phones, something it had planned on doing with the previous generation A series phone. The issue lies in the fact that although the phones are up to the mark they fail to deliver on the value for money proposition unlike the other phones in the market like the OnePlus 2 or even the recently released YU Yutopia. That being said, Samsung has had a paradigm shift in its design philosophy after the Galaxy S6 and it seems that the design lines have trickled down to the Galaxy A series as well. The Galaxy A9 retains the premium outlook with its metal body and the neatly chamfered frames while still giving away the fact that it is a typical Samsung design.