Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite in China early this week. The South Korean giant also confirmed that advanced orders will close on June 14, and the smartphone will be officially available for purchase from June 15. Now, we have official confirmation on the pricing of these two devices.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star, Galaxy A9 Star Lite prices
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is priced at RMB 3,000 (around Rs 30,500), while the Galaxy A9 Star Lite will retail at RMB 2,000 (around Rs 20,500). The Galaxy A9 Star comes in black and white colors. The Galaxy A9 Star Lite will be available in Night Sky Blue and Dark Blue colors. Both the smartphones are now available for pre-order, and will be available starting June 15.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star specifications
The Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite are the newest devices from Samsung to adopt the Infinity Display design. The Galaxy A9 Star is more premium of the two models, and shares similarities with the Galaxy A6+. It comes with a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels, and taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. It features dual rear camera setup stacked vertically on the upper-left corner of the smartphone. The dual-camera setup comprises of a 16-megapixel main sensor, and a 24-megapixel secondary sensor. The secondary sensor is mainly used for low-light photography, and it combines four pixels into one using pixel binning technology. The camera also supports 4K recording at 30 frames per second.
At the front, there is a single 24-megapixel camera for selfies along with beautification mode powered by AI. There is also Bixby, Android 8.0 Oreo, and support for Dolby Atmos audio. The Galaxy A9 Star gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and is backed by a 3,700mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite specifications
The Galaxy A9 Star Lite seems reminiscent of the Galaxy A6+ in terms of design. The smartphone has the same 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
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On the camera front, the Galaxy A9 Star Lite packs a dual rear camera setup combining a 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel image sensors. The camera module is placed vertically at the center of the device followed by a fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy A9 Star Lite also has a 24-megapixel front camera for selfies, and even includes a dedicated LED flash.
The Galaxy A9 Star Lite runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s own Experience 9.0 on top of it. The smartphone is backed by a smaller 3,500mAh battery and is a bit cheaper.