Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Where to buy, when, and for how much

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While leakers seem to have got the name of the smartphone wrong - it's just called the Galaxy A9 - Samsung officially announced the device today, and the company has confirmed numerous rumors.

Samsung India last month launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras for Rs 23,990 in blue, black and gold colours. Today, this device is finally available for purchase in Malaysia and it can be yours for RM1,299. It's not entirely clear what this actually means in practice but a good camera is certainly necessary to capture decent images to upload to the Insta and it seems Samsung believes four cameras is the way forward for this device. It doesn't look like we're getting this pretty pink one we have in these pictures.

The handset is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded. This is certainly an impressive device and it is about to get even better after you check out the rest of the specifications, especially the camera side of things. Up front is a 24MP f/2.0 camera for selfies. Don't forget to also check out our coverage on the first phone to feature four rear cameras at the links below. It will be made available in select markets in November 2018. The four cameras on the rear consist of a main 24MP shooter (f/1.7) complemented by telephoto, ultra wide, and depth sensors. Next, we have an 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle lens that will provide more background in the shot that you are about to snap.

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If you need more, you can pop a microSD card into the dedicated slot on the A7's triple SIM tray for up to 512GB of extra space. Samsung bases the design around a notchless 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Samsung recently confirmed that it will be focusing more on the mid-range smartphone line up and will bring some features that are yet to debut in the flagship Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series.

The rear cameras are arranged vertically. The device comes with Android Oreo out of the box and we hope Samsung has planned to roll out Pie for the device in the near future. Do you think we could see something similar in small, compact cameras? That does not make the phone a super affordable offering, however.

What are your thoughts on the Galaxy A9? Prices are yet to be announced and models and prices will vary in different worldwide market.