Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy A9 is now officially available in Mzansi! No Pro or Star after its name, just Galaxy A9.
At this point, there was little the local office could say that wasn’t already announced before. But a confirmation is still a confirmation and the Galaxy A9 does confirm that Samsung may have gone a bit overboard. In obviously trying to appeal to an “Instagram generation”, it is throwing in everything, including the kitchen sink, to see what sticks.
But first things first, the Galaxy A9 is undoubtedly beautiful. It is part of a new generation of smartphones that is no longer content with solid colors on aluminum or glass. Except for the rather plain Caviar Black, Samsung gives the Galaxy A9 colors some cute names, like Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue. The latter, especially, isn’t just a name. It accurately describes the way the blue gives way to the yellow on top. If that combination of colors sounds familiar, then you might remember the 512 GB Galaxy Note 9 which sports the same two colors. Only Caviar Black and Lemonade Blue are available locally.
Inside, the Galaxy A9 is actually pretty good. The octa-core processor should be decent and the 6 GB RAM is more than adequate. You’d be hard-pressed to find a mid-tier smartphone that starts off with 128 GB of storage right off the bat. And the 3,800 mAh battery would put even the Galaxy S9+ to shame. The large 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display might be debatable though.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is now available in South African stores from selected retailers and will cost you R12,000.