Samsung has been in the news a lot lately. The South Korean company looks like it is working on releasing one phone after another, each better than the last. We just got hold on the most recent leaks regarding the looks of A9 Star and A9 Star Lite, and we are ready to tell you everything about them. We will be talking about the design of the phone, the materials that it is made out of, the specs, the countries where it is going to be released and more.
TENAA certified and different model number
Samsung SM-G8850 cot certified in China last month by TENAA but we were uncertain whether or not this was the model number of A8 or for A9 Star. It looks like our questions have been answered and now we know for sure that this model number is for A9 Star. We were also wondering if a release outside of China was in any way possible and Samsung’s Vietnam website seems to confirm that. The phone is listed there with the model number of SM-G885F. Does this mean that models in others countries will also have a different name? That remains to be seen.
Countries where it will be released
We managed to get a hold of the initial list where Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite. These countries are all in Asia, and we are wondering if we will get to see the phone being launched in Europe or the US as well. Only time will tell.
The countries where the phone is going to be released are Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Yes, we know that this list is concise but as we have already mentioned, maybe it the near future it is going to be expanded so that it can include other countries as well. We also have to remind you that, going by the price to specs ratio that Samsung has installed when it comes to their handheld devices, this smartphone is not going to be cheap.
How does it look
We got all of this information thanks to a video posted by SlashLeak on YouTube. From the clip, we know for sure that the phone is going to be made out of metal and glass. It is going to come with a fingerprint sensor on the back and a dual camera setup as well. If you were afraid that you would not get to see it have the 3.5mm headphone jack then rest comfortably, the phone has one on the bottom.
Also on the bottom, we can find a Type-C USB port and a loudspeaker. On the right side of the phone we will see the power/lock key, and on the left, we will find the volume rocker and the Bixby buttons. Yes, the phones do not look all that different so far but what makes them stand out, even if in the slightest, are their specs.
Both phones will come with a 6.28-inch fullHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 2220 x 1080.
Both devices will come with a dual camera setup on the back. They will both be a 24MP and 16MP. On the front side of Samsung’s Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite, we will find a 24Mp selfie camera. This is by far one of Samsung’s most ambitious camera setups as of yet.
Here is where the two smartphones differ. Galaxy A9 Star is going to be fueled by Snapdragon 660 64-bit octa-core SoC whereas Galaxy A9 Star Lite is going to be fueled by Snapdragon 450 64-bit octa-core chip.
Internal storage, RAM, and microSD
Both phones come with 4GB of RAM, and they also have 64GB of internal storage. If 64GB is not enough for you, then you should know that the internal storage can be expanded by up to 256GB if you add a microSD card. Speaking of microSD options, these two smartphones are going to come with what we now call a hybrid dual SIM setup. This means that you can use both SIM cards as intended or you can use one of them as a microSD slot. This will come in handy to a lot of people that do not necessarily need to use two SIM cards on the regular.
Battery and OS
The phone is going to be powered by a 3,700mAh battery. Yet again, as we mentioned before with the camera setup, this is a very ambitious setup for Samsung. If all works as planned, this battery is going to give users one day’s use with just one charge. Speaking of charging your phone, these two also have the option of fast charging. And last but not least, both Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite will come with Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box and also Samsung’s UI.