The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the latest offering by the Korean tech giant to the Galaxy A series. The Samsung A9 was preceded by the Samsung Galaxy A8, while in this segment we will be comparing the differences between these two Android smartphones.
Design wise, the two handsets bare a striking resemblance, since Samsung has decided to maintain the same design philosophy for a second consecutive year.
Both have a slim form factor along with significantly thin bezels. Dimensionally, the Galaxy A9 measures 6.37 x 3.19 x 0.29 inches, whereas the Galaxy A8 measures 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches, making the A8 thinner at 5.9mm, as opposed to the 7.4mm thickness of the A9.
Moreover, the A8 is also lighter weighing 151g, 49 grams less than the A9 200 grams body weight.
The A9 features a 6-inch wide Super AMOLED display that has a 1920X1080 pixel resolution and 367 ppi pixel density.
A 5.7-inch wide Super AMOLED display can be found on the former installment, running on a resolution of 1920X1080 pixel with a pixel density of 386 ppi.
Both the displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. There is not much of a difference when it comes to the display specification between the two devices, except for the pixel density where the 2015 model obviously beats its older sibling.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 features a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, Optical image stabilization and LED flash. The front camera on this device is an 8MP shooter that has an aperture of f/1.9.
On the other side of the fence, the Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Specifications wise, the rear camera of the Galaxy A8 is better than the A9, whereas the front camera is sharper on the Galaxy A9.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor that has two quad-core processors clocked at 1.8 and 1.2 GHz respectively and 3GB of RAM.
Underneath the hood, the Galaxy A8 houses an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor that has two quad-cores clocked at 1.8 and 1.3 GHz respectively, clubbed with 2GB of RAM.
The internal storage on both these devices is 32GB and can be expanded via external micro SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 features a 3,050 mAh battery, while the Galaxy A9 is a tad longer, at 4,000 mAh. The Galaxy A9 also has Qualcomm fast charge 2.0 enabled.
Comparing both these devices, there is surely a big difference between the hardware. The performance results are still due to be seen, though as soon as we get our hands on one unit we will let you know.