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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy A9 vs Galaxy A7 (2018)

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Last updated: October 11th, 2018 at 13:44 UTC+01:00

To tackle the growing dominance of Chinese OEMs, DJ Koh, head of Samsung Mobile, announced a major change in strategy for the company’s midrange smartphone lineup a couple of months back. Instead of trickling down features from the Galaxy flagship models, Samsung decided to launch mid-range smartphones packed with new features that may be missing even from its top-of-the-line products.

Samsung Galaxy A9 vs Galaxy A7 (2018): Specs comparison

The Galaxy A7 (2018) with its rear triple-camera setup was the first device under this new strategy, and the company is now adding the Galaxy A9 (2018) to the list. We know the A9 has one extra rear camera, but how do these devices compare in other specs and features? Well, the new Galaxy A9 (2018) is bigger and better than the Galaxy A7 (2018) in almost aspect and will be priced accordingly. You can look at the specs comparison below to see how these two models fare against each other on paper. For more information, check out our devices page.

Galaxy A9 Galaxy A7 (2018)
Display 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity 6-inch Full HD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity
Processor Snapdragon 660 Octa Core, 2.2GHz quad-core + 1.8GHz quad-core, Adreno 512 GPU Exynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual + 1.6GHz hexa-core CPU, Mali-G71 GPU
RAM 6/8GB 4/6GB
Rear Camera Quad Camera, 24MP AF (F1.7), Telephoto 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF (F2.4), Ultra-Wide 120° 8MP (f2.4) and Depth sensor 5MP (F2.2) Tripe camera, 24MP AF (F1.7), Ultra-Wide 120° 8MP (F2.4), Depth sensor 5MP (F2.2)
Front camera 24-megapixel, F2.0 aperture 24-megapixel, F2.0 aperture
Storage 128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB) 64GB/128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB)
Software Android 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie Android 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 3,800 mAh, fast wired charging 3,300 mAh
Connectivity LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C Dual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, microUSB with OTG
Security Rear fingerprint sensor, facial recognition Side fingerprint sensor (in power button), facial recognition
Other features Samsung Pay (NFC), Dolby Atmos (wired audio), Always On Display, Bixby Voice, AR Emoji Samsung Pay (NFC), Always On Display, Dolby Atmos (wired audio), AR Emoji
Dimensions 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g

 

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