There was not much room for doubt in relation to Samsung’s new super-midrange, two of the terminals that have received the most leaks in recent weeks and of which we already knew almost everything. And it is that both Lite version of the Galaxy A9 As the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star They had already appeared in successive photos along with many of their specifications, so that it was only necessary to know what their prices would be the day they were officially presented.
Then we will see how the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite is not too new, but instead, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star itself is, since it does not use an aluminum chassis, but its construction includes the glass in its back , and also integrates a double photographic sensor in a position that is not at all usual in Samsung and that does not stop assuming a nod to Apple, a brand that has a great success in China, where the devices have been presented.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star
As we have said, the hardware features are not unknown to us at this point, and the Super AMOLED screen of 6.28 inches with resolution Full HD + and aspect ratio is of 18: 9 as well as the processor Snapdragon 660 (4x Kryo 260 to 2.2 GHz + 4x Kryo 260 to 1.8 GHz).
As RAM we have a few negligible 4GB of type LPDDR 4 at a frequency of 1866 Mhz, while the internal storage is of 64GB of type eMMC 5.1 (expandable by microSD). For its part, the battery It is very remarkable, because with 3700 mAh It promises an excellent autonomy.
As we have said, the most interesting part of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is its photographic section, since a priori it seems destined to achieve better results than the one used in the Galaxy A8 Thanks to your two 24 and 16 megapixel sensors In the back.
By cons in the front of, has a single sensor 16 megapixels , compared to the 16+ 8Mpx of the Galaxy A8, so in this sense, this device seems to be less focused on selfies and more on traditional photography.
And if the presence of that double sensor draws attention, it should also be noted that the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is the first device outside the S series that includes a dedicated button for Bixby , a personal assistant hitherto never seen in the A series of this manufacturer and which comes with all its added features such as Bixby Voice, Vision, Reminder and Home.
The operating system of the Galaxy A9 Star is Android 8 Oreo, something that was expected but that makes us think that Samsung will make the jump to Android P earlier than the version 8.1 of Oreo.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite: A Galaxy A6 + for the Chinese market
While the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is a very interesting device that we would love to see in European lands, it is not worth saying the same of the Galaxy A9 Star Lite, and not because it is a bad terminal, but because it is simply a copy of the Galaxy A6 + European focused on the Chinese market.
In this order of things, we have the same Super AMOLED of 6 inches with Full-HD + resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and 18: 5.9 format, a Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon 450 , 4 GB of RAM and the same storage of 64 GB, although yes, it seems that in China will not be available 3GB + 32 GB, which points to the premium approach that Samsung has wanted to give this “remarcado” in a market in which the Koreans do not finish succeeding.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite also makes use of a dual rear sensor 16+ 5 Mpx and a frontal one of 24 Mpx with flash, while the battery is still 3500mAh , all working under Android Oreo 8.0
Availability and price of the Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite
For now Samsung has not announced that these devices will reach Europe or America, something that is logical in the case of the Lite version, but that leaves us with the desire to see how the Galaxy A9 Star is defended, since it is a device with a very careful design and its photographic section promises a lot, especially if we take into account that not even the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus of this year integrates a double rear sensor.
As to prices , Samsung has stated that we can get the Galaxy A9 Star on the official Chinese website of the company for a price of $ 470 to change, in black and white colors.
For its part, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite will have a price of $ 312 To the change.