It has now been confirmed that the Samsung phone with the iPhone-like rear camera placement is called the Galaxy A9 Star, and it will be launching in China at some point. The Galaxy A9 Star isn’t just different when it comes to the design, though. It has 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors in the dual camera setup at the back, which is higher than anything Samsung has put out before. There’s even a 3,700 mAh battery that drives the Super AMOLED Infinity display on the phone, so this phone has a few features that make it a rather attractive proposition. And, from what we have learned from our sources, the Galaxy A9 Star won’t be limited to just the Chinese market, at least not forever.
Galaxy A9 Star headed to more Asian markets
We have been able to obtain a list of countries where the Galaxy A9 Star could launch, and it’s comprised of mostly countries from Southeast Asia. The non-Chinese version carries model number SM-G885F (the Chinese version is SM-G8850), and the fact that it’s listed on the Samsung Vietnam website pretty much confirms that a launch outside China is in the pipeline. Whether the name will remain unchanged across various markets remains to be seen. Samsung will probably stick to Galaxy A9 Star in markets where the Galaxy A9 or Galaxy A9 Pro were launched, though that’s just guesswork on our part.
Here’s the list of countries where Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy A9 Star:
- CAM – Cambodia
- MM1 – Singapore
- MYM – Thailand (MPT, Mectel)
- SIN – Singapore (SingTel)
- STH – Singapore (StarHub)
- THL – Thailand
- XID – Indonesia
- XME – Malaysia
- XSP – Singapore
- XXV – Vietnam
It’s a rather short list that might not expand later on, although we will know more once the Galaxy A9 Star is officially launched in China and the rest of the countries listed above. Pricing remains the most important question. With the Galaxy S Light Luxury – the Galaxy S8 Lite – costing a bomb for what it offers, the Galaxy A9 Star may not be very sensibly priced, either.