After many rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally launched the new Galaxy A series devices Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite that comes with dual rear cameras and has budgeted price. The Galaxy A9 Star Lite is the similar device like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy A6+. The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is priced at 3699 yuan (around $576) and comes with Black and White color options. The Galaxy A9 Star Lite is priced at 2699 yuan (around $420) and comes with Black and Blue color options. The interested bbyers in China can pre-order the device via Samsung online store from June 2nd till June 14th and the devices will be available for sale starting from June 15th in the country. No details available currently about the global debut of these new smartphones.
The Galaxy A9 Star features a 6.28-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1080×2220 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) that also comes with the Adreno 512 GPU. It has 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is further expandable up to 256GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box and supports Dual SIMs as well. It has a dual rear camera with a 24-megapixel camera having LED Flash along with a 16-megapixel secondary rear camera. It also comes with a 24-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a bigger 3700mAh battery with fast charging support and comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS connectivity options. It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and also has Dolby Atmos support. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. it measures 162.4×77.0×7.55mm and weights 188 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite, however, features a slightly smaller 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 18.5: 9 Infinity 2.5D curved glass display with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity that is expandable up to 256GB with microSD card. It supports Dual SIMs and runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box. It features a dual rear camera as well with a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera with f/1.9 aperture. It has a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. It has a slightly smaller battery of 3500mAh and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), HT40, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS connectivity options. It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and also has Dolby Atmos support. A fingerprint sensor is available on the rear side. It measures 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm and weights 191 grams.