Galaxy A9 (2018) India launch likely on November 20th as Samsung sends invite

“The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India could be Rs 39,000 and the handset will be launched at 12pm on November 20th”

Samsung has sent media invites for an India launch event where the company is likely to launch the Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphone with four rear cameras. While the Samsung invite does not mention the name of the phone, the ‘4X Fun with Samsung’ phrase gives away the device. The ‘4X Fun’ tagline was used by the company while announcing the smartphone globally as well, and Galaxy A9 (2018) India launch has been widely expected in November since the handset was listed on the official Samsung website for the Indian market.

samsung galaxy a9 india launch invite date november 20

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) India launch invite mentions that the event will be held on November 20th at 12pm IST. The event will take place in Gurugram, but there is not much information around it beyond this. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India could be Rs 39,000, according to the code on the company’s official website. Registrations for the launch event were open since late last month on the site. It should be noted that with a Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India of close to Rs 40,000, the new smartphone will face tough competition from the new OnePlus 6T.

Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world’s first smartphone with four cameras on the back. The configuration includes a 24MP primary sensor, a 10MP wide-angle sensor, 8MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP depth sensor; the device has a 24MP front camera as well. Other camera features buyers can look forward to include customisable Live Focus, an AI-based scene optimiser, AR emojis, and more.


As for the specifications, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with thin bezels and is powered by an octa-core processor. It was unveiled globally in two RAM and storage configurations – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. However, the India listing page only mentions the 6GB RAM variant, and says “8GB RAM option available in certain countries.” This suggests the smartphone may come with 6GB of RAM, at least initially.

Software-wise, the Galaxy A9 (2018) boots Android Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. The connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and A-GPS. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is available for security on board. Lastly, a 3,800mAh battery with fast charging support keeps the whole package alive.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956 | 6 GBProcessor
6.3 inches Display
24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP + 8 MPRear camera
24 MPSelfie camera
3800 mAh Battery
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