Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F) appeared in the first Polish stores, thanks to which we got to know its price. The purchase of a Samsung mid-platter with the world's first quad camera will involve the release of quite a lot – for this money we will get a flagship like the OnePlus 6T.
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 , code-named SM-A920F, is the first smartphone in the world with a quadruple main camera. This model was presented last month and is expected to be sold in Poland in November. Samsung mentioned the middle of this month, but Galaxy A9 has already appeared in the offers of the first Polish stores, and these betrayed its price. The high price is worth adding.
Galaxy A9 – price in Poland
As expected, this smartphone will be sold in Poland as Samsung Galaxy A9 . Koreans already had a smartphone with this name in their portfolio, but it was never officially sold in our country, so in the new model there is no need to add a year of release – probably only his successor will receive the note 2019. Samsung Galaxy A9 is now available for order in stores Vobis and Komputronik , and its price is 2499 PLN . In principle, it is not a surprise, because the European price of this phone is 599 euros, or about 2585 zlotys. On the plus side for Samsung Poland, the amount has been rounded down, not up. So far, none of the shops mention anything free or a promotional offer for the first buyers, but almost certainly Galaxy A9 will join the Samsung Odkup program, with a guaranteed amount of unknown amount. I do not know if there will be anything else, but I am going to follow the topic and if I find out something, the entry will be updated.
Does the price of Galaxy A9 encourage you to buy?
As I have already mentioned, the most powerful, and certainly the most promoted feature of the Galaxy A9 is the presence of a quad camera . It is composed of four meshes in the following configuration:
- 24 MP, f / 1.7, OIS,
- 8 MP, f / 2.4, wide-angle (120 degrees),
- 10 MP, f / 2.4, telephoto,
- 5 MP, f / 2.2, depth detection.
While the combination of the first three units makes sense, because we get the opportunity to record three shots with different field of view, so adding a lens just to recognize depth is like art for me. By the way, if Samsung decided to splurge , why did not he add a fifth, monochromatic lens? 😉There is, of course, the Super AMOLED screen, which is 6.3 inches on board . It has been surrounded by fairly narrow frames, thanks to which it fills over 80% of the front. Many people will appreciate that the panel is not bent at the edges. Full HD + resolution is fine, so generally there is nothing to cling to. What about subassemblies? Generally, I can rate them as good, but probably not at this price. The Samsung Galaxy A9 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 system with the Adreno 512 graphics, which has been combined with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of file space. While in the case of memory there is nothing to cling to (of course, for Samsung there is quite a lot of it), so the same SoC can be found in many much cheaper phones, such as Nokia 7 Plus or Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. This central unit seems to be the biggest Galaxy A9 issue when we look at its price. For this money, we'll get flagships, and even this year, such as OnePlus 6T, Xiaomi Mi 8 or Asus ZenFone 5Z. Older top models will also be purchased at this price, and even with the Samsung logo on the housing – we have, of course, Galaxy S8 + and Galaxy Note 8. Clear, none of these phones has a quad camera, but they win with Samsung Medium on many other fields. I would advise myself , therefore, to wait for the price of the Galaxy A9 to drop, as it is very interesting equipment in itself, but certainly not for that money .
Samsung Galaxy A9 – specification:
- System: Android 8.0 Oreo,
- Display: 6.3 ", Full HD + (2280×1080), 18.5: 9, Super AMOLED,
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 from Adreno 512,
- RAM: 6 GB,
- Memory: 128 GB, microSD reader,
- Camera: 24 MP,
- Camera: 24 MP (f / 1.7) with OIS + 8 MP (wide-angle, f / 2.4) + 10 MP (telephoto lens, f / 2.4) + 5 MP (f / 2.2),
- Additional information: USB type C port, biometric sensor, face unlocking, optional Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm jack connector,
- Battery: 3720 mAh, fast charging,
- Dimensions and weight: 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183 g.