Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) phone review and price in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has been unveiled by smartphone maker Samsung. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features four main cameras, 24 MP front selfie camera and powered by Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset.

samsung galaxy a9 2018 phone review and price in nigeria

KEY SPECIFICATION OF SAMSUNG GALAXY A9 (2018)

  • 6.3” inch, Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 2220 pixels display resolution, 392 ppi density
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
  • Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset
  • Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor coupled with Adreno 512 GPU
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) Operating system
  • Fingerprint Sensor (rear mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Non-removable Li-ion 3,800mAh battery
  • Four primary camera: 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide) + 10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
  • Front selfie camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
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DISPLAY, DESIGN AND INTERNAL MEMORY

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) also known as Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro comes with four primary cameras which is its most noticeable feature and selling point. In terms of display, the Android 8.0 (Oreo) based Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) boasts of a 6.3” inch Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 2220 pixels display resolution, 18.5:9 ratio with 392 ppi density. An excellent visual, gaming and browsing experience should be expected with a 392 ppi density and Super AMOLED display. The smartphone has support for FM Radio, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and more.

Looking at the body design and dimension; Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with an elegant sleek uni-body with curved edges, it boasts of a slim body dimension measured at 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in) and weighs in at 183 g (6.46 oz). Located at the back of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the four primary camera neatly positioned vertically at the top left corner, also crafted at the rear is the fingerprint sensor neatly positioned at the side of the four primary cameras.

As far as RAM Size and onboard storage is concerned; the Android 8.0 (Oreo) based Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes in 2 variants; 128 GB of internal memory and 46GB of RAM or 128 GB of internal memory and 8GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has support for in-built storage expansion up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) via microSD.

OPERATING SYSTEM (OS) AND PERFORMANCE

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system which offers a host of exciting features such as low battery consumption, multi window screen mode, user-friendly interface and easy customization. it also has support for network communication options (GSM / HSPA / LTE).

The Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) supported Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor. An efficient multi-tasking and speedy performance should be expected with a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset.

CONNECTIVITY, SENSORS AND NETWORK

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) boasts of wireless connectivity and communications options which includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM Radio and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is equipped with sensor options which includes accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and fingerprint sensor located at the rear.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) network technology support options includes GSM / HSPA / LTE. GPRS and EDGE is also supported, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) network bands support options include 2G Bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2), 3G Bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) and 4G Bands (LTE). Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) offers HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps data downloading speed.

CAMERA AND BATTERY

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) boasts of four primary cameras (24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide) + 10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor) with LED flash, panorama, HDR features and 24-megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, front selfie camera that renders photos with total clarity even in low light conditions. An efficient and exciting photo experience should be expected.

As far as battery capacity is concerned, the Android 8.0 (Oreo) based Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) boasts a non-removable Li-ion 3,800 mAh battery with fast battery charging technology.

PRICE OF SAMSUNG GALAXY A9 (2018) IN NIGERIA, GHANA, KENYA AND AVAILABILITY

The price of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) also known as Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro comes for about 600 EUR to 650 EUR. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in Nigeria is expected at a price range of about 230,000 Naira to 300,000 Naira when made available. The price of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) in Ghana is expected at a price range of about 3,280 to 3,540 Ghanaian cedis, while Samsung Galaxy A7 price in Kenya is expected at a price range of about 74,560 to 80,780 Kenya shillings when made available. Prices may vary due to your location and market forces

WHERE TO BUY SAMSUNG GALAXY A9 (2018) IN NIGERIA

You can buy Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) from Jumia, and other trusted online smartphone stores in Nigeria when made available. Below are specs of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018).

SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE OF SAMSUNG GALAXY A9 (2018)

CONFIGURATION (HARDWARE & SOFTWARE)

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
  • Processor: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Graphic processor: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Internal memory: 128GB
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Card Slot: microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)

CAMERA

  • Four Primary: 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide) + 10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
  • Secondary: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Videos: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama

MULTIMEDIA AND DISPLAY

  • Display technology: Super AMOLED display
  • Display feature: capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display resolution: 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Pixels density (PPI): 392
  • Screen size: 6.3" inches
  • Scratch resistant Glass:
  • Dust resistant: -
  • Water resistant: -
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Multi-touch: Yes
  • Alert type: vibration MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

BODY DIMENSION AND CONNECTIVITY

  • Dimension: 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 183 g (6.46 oz)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Wireless charging: -
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: -
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
  • Browser: HTML5
  • JAVA: No

MESSAGING

  • Instant messaging: Yes
  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Push emails: Yes

SENSOR CONTROL

  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Proximity: Yes
  • Compass: Yes
  • Ambient Light sensor: -
  • Hall sensor: No
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes (rear mounted)
  • Color spectrum: -
  • HR Sensor: No
  • Geomagnetic sensor: No
  • Iris scanner: No
  • Face unlock: -
  • Barometer: -
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No

POWER & BATTERY

  • Capacity: Non-removable Li-ion 3,800 mAh battery

OTHER FEATURES

  • MP3/WAV/WMA/FLAC/eAAC+ player
  • MP4/WMV/H.265 player
  • Fast battery charging
  • Photo/Video editor
  • Document Viewer

STATUS AND PRICE

  • Release date - October, 2018
  • About 230,000 to 300,000

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