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Samsung has been on a spree lately with a list of mid-range smartphones already released although not quite with so much attention has their flagships. Following in the foot step of mid-range smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury which has the infinity display, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star comes alongside some cool features that are only available in flagships. Although unlike the flagships, the release of these smartphones didn’t attract much attention. While this is only a fraction of the cost of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus flagship but is quite a nice offering.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Key Specs and Features

  • 6.28-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2220 pixels (309 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 24MP + 16MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • Face Unlock
  • 3, 700mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star

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Design and Display

Mimicking the premium build of the more expensive smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is a sleek smartphone. Considering that this is a much lesser priced flagship, the smartphone has a metallic body rather than glass. However, unlike the rest of the Samsung flagship there is no notch here and is quite slim which is probably because of the absence of a thick glass build.

Flagged by no bezel at the side, the smartphone is large an colourful thanks to its high resolution display and AMOLED screen with a quite large size too. On the other hand, the infinity display is curved at the side with clear visibility outside even under direct sunlight. Shipping with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the resolution is at 2220 x 1080 pixels over a 6.28-inch size and a pixel density 309 ppi.

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Battery and Camera

It goes well beyond the average line, when it comes to standard battery capacity. There is a 3, 700mAh battery, a non removable one at that which charges through a USB Type-C port. It also fast charge, a feature that gives more than 50 percent on 30 minutes but misses wireless charging.

Pictures are taken with a dual camera on the back and a single camera up front . The camera featured on the rear includes 24MP and 16MP dual sensor set up. In case you’re a selfie lover, not to worry you’ve got a16MP camera

Hardware and Software

In the middle of things, the smartphone has a well grounded hardware which is guaranteed to deliver hitch free performance although not up to flagship quality.  That is a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 SoC with eight cores running and an Adreno 512 GPU.

In segue, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is more or less like the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus with just about the same RAM and storage space . This is a 4GB internal memory with 64GB space for storing your files and runs Android 8.0 Oreo covered up by Samsung Experience UI.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Price and Availability

Thus goes on sale in selected online stores coming June 15 for about 190, 000 Naira which might vary depending on your location and the deal you get.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star :

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience 9.0 UX
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2220 x 1080 pixels (392 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera:
  • Rear Camera Features:
  • Front Camera:

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (3CA) Cat 9 450/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Samsung Pay
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 700mAh non removable Li-Ion
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: June 14th, 2018

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