Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (A8 Star) Specs, Price and Review

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Recently, Samsung has been releasing lots of mid-range and budget smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star being another one of them. The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is the Chinese-only version of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star which is available globally. The difference between these two phones is not much except the presence of CDMA network on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star. Without further ado, let’s get into the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star which is priced at $219.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Key Specs

• 6.3 inches Super AMOLED display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
• 4GB of RAM
• 64GB of internal storage
• 24MP+16MP dual rear camera
• 24MP front-facing camera
• 3,700 mAh battery
• 15W fast charging
• 4G LTE network support
• Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Display

The display on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is a 6.3 inches Super AMOLED that has a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and 392 PPI density with an aspect ratio of 18.5 by 9. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is scratch-resistant and immune to easy damage.

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Design and Body

The design of the Galaxy A9 Star is not that attractive but it makes up for that by having a near-premium build and body quality. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back with an aluminum frame. It comes in at 191 grams of weight and has a thickness of 7.6 mm which is sleek.

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Processor and Memory

Powering the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14nm) SoC which has a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz coupled with the Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with micro SD card support.

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Camera

The dual rear camera system features a 24MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 16MP secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture alongside an LED flash. The dual rear camera system can record 4K videos at 30 fps and also 1080p videos at 30 fps.
On the front, is a 24MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture for all your selfie and video calls need. It can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.

Network and Connectivity

There’s support for GSM, CDMA (region dependent), HSPA, and LTE networks on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and it supports the following LTE bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – Global & 1, 3, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – China. It comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and FM radio. It comes with a USB 2.0 type C port for charging and data transfer.

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Battery and Charging

There’s nothing much to talk about here, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star comes with a 3,700 mAh Lithium-Ion battery that is non-removable. As for charging, it has support for 15W fast charging which should help reduce charging time significantly.

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Software

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On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star comes running on Android 8 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI 9 and is now upgradable to Android 9 Pie with One UI.

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