Samsung launches Galaxy A9 Star, Galaxy A9 Star Lite

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 8, 2018, 8:01 pm IST
Updated Jun 8, 2018, 8:04 pm IST
Both the units run on Android 8.0 Oreo, feature a full HD+ AMOLED display and a rear fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star features a 6.28-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
 The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star features a 6.28-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone in China — the Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite in China. Both the units run on Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star features a 6.28-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa core Snapdragon 660 chipset aided by a 4GB of RAM and a 64GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 256GB. The smartphone is backed by a 3700mAh battery. It comes in Black and White colour variants.

 

The dual camera setup includes a 16MP+24MP camera sensor with a LED flash and a f/1.7 aperture. There is a 24MP camera sensor with a f/1.0 aperture with AI-based beauty features. On the connectivity front, the handset includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS. The phone also comes with Bixby Assistant support as well.

As for the Galaxy A9 Start Lite, the device sports a smaller 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. At its heart, the smartphone runs on an octa core Snapdragon 450 chipset clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU. The handset is fuelled by a 3500mAh battery. The smartphone will be available in Black and Blue colour variants.

The Galaxy A9 Star Lite sports a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and a 24MP front shooter with a LED flash and a f/1.9 aperture. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, HT40, and 3.5mm audio jack.  It also comes with Samsung Pay Mini support.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star carries a label of CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 31,600). The Galaxy A9 Star Lite, on the other hand, costs CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 21,100).

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