Samsung To Launch Galaxy A9 in Kenya in November

The first Samsung smartphone with 4 Cameras

Samsung Electronics Ltd. will launch its Samsung Galaxy A9 in the country sometime around mid-November following the global launch on 11th October 2018. The device will definitely attract some attention but whether that becomes positive or negative will be entirely reliant on the price.

Two smartphone trends have taken off in 2018, notches and cameras. Well, Samsung Electronics decided to go the other route and add cameras. Having more than 4 cameras is not a new trend, LG V40 ThinQ has 5 rear cameras, but Samsung is the first to put 4 lenses on the back and just one at the front. The device, Galaxy A9, is a mid-tier smartphone that is apparently built for those who love to explore, capture the moment and share what they see.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with four lenses on the back, each with its own unique function. From top to bottom, we have an 8MP lens with a 120-degree wide-angle view, below it is a 10MP telephoto lens for 2x zoom, followed by the main lens, a 24MP shooter and finally a 5MP depth sensing lens for portrait shots. On the front is a single 24MP lens for your selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A9 First rear quad camera

Aside from the crazy camera, the phone is clad in gradient color.

Here is a good list of specifications:

Display 6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
Camera Rear: quad camera
– Main Camera : 24MP AF, F1.7
– Telephoto : 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF, F2.4
– Ultra Wide : 120°, 8MP, F2.4
– Depth : 5MP, F2.2Front: 24MP, F2.0
Body 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g
AP Octa Core (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad)
Memory5 6GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 512GB)*
*May differ by market and mobile operator
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed
Battery 3,800mAh (typical)
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,720 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Network 3CA, LTE Cat.9
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MIMO,  Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS,  Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Payment Samsung Pay (NFC)*
*The availability may vary by country, device, feature, card issuer and merchant
Sensor Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

Hands On quick overview with the Samsung Galaxy A9 which is the world’s first smartphone with a rear Quad.

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Collins Kipkemboi Korir

Techie, Software Engineer, Web developer, founder of Techchains, Cyber Security, #tech & #infosec Blogger, Ethical Hacker

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