Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) software update brings camera improvements ahead of India launch

“Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) software update has the version number A920FXXU1ARKG and brings camera improvements to the handset”

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) India launch event is scheduled for November 28th, bringing the first smartphone in the world with four rear cameras to the country. Ahead of the launch, the Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphone has received a new software update that is said to improve the imaging prowess of the smartphone. This update is reportedly being rolled out in The Netherlands.


According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung has pushed out a new software update for the Galaxy A9 (2018) software that improves camera stability and picture quality. It also brings the dated October 2018 Android security patch to the smartphone. This build bears the software version number A920FXXU1ARKG and is 125MB in size. The report notes that Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) in India will launch with this build baked in and come with the November 2018 security patch.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India, specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India will be Rs 39,000, according to the code in the company’s official India website. However, recent media reports have pegged it around Rs 35,000, so we will be find out what the company decides tomorrow.

As for the specifications, Galaxy A9 (2018) sports four cameras on the back, with a 24MP primary sensor, a 10MP wide-angle sensor, 8MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. There is a 24MP front camera as well. Key camera features on the phone include the customisable Live Focus, an AI-based scene optimiser, AR emojis, and more. It has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with thin bezels and is powered by an octa-core processor.


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) 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. 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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