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Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

With the festival of presentations that we are having this end of spring and beginning of summer only missing Samsung for casting their new models. Two smartphones were expected with special attention, the Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite, and finally we know them officially. Although yes, for now or smell them for Europe or South America: both will stay in China.

It has been precisely in China where Samsung has presented both devices: a mid-range / superior one, the Samsung Galaxy A9, and the other intended for a mid-range as is, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite. Both have an Infinity Display with an 18.5: 9 ratio, double camera, stylized design with metal in the construction, double camera … AND Bixby, This is the first time Samsung has placed its assistant on a mobile phone that is not top-end.

The two phones look very good, too bad they are not going to be sold outside of China. Although we can always buy an equivalent: Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite It's basically a Galaxy A6 +. And the characteristics of both are not too far from the most powerful «A» phones of this 2018.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

Let's start with the most powerful (and expensive of the two). The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star It is an elegant and large screen smartphone that has a back face with the best position for the fingerprint reader in a Samsung: just at the height of the index finger; with the double camera arranged vertically that is just on the left.

The cleaning of the front is clear just look at the mobile ahead. Good use of it, virtual buttons on screen and with Samsung Experience for the custom layer. It would not differ too much from an S9 with the naked eye, at least ahead. In the data sheet is something else.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

  • Screen: 6.3 inches Super AMOLED with resolution 2220 x 1080 px.
  • Processor: 8 cores at 2.2 GHz.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Internal memory: 64 GB
  • Micro SD: Yes, up to 400 GB.
  • Rear camera: double, 16 + 24 Mpx, aperture f / 1.7.
  • Front camera: 24 Mpx f / 2.0.
  • Battery: 3700 mAh
  • Measurements: 77.0 x 162.4 x 7.6 mm.
  • Weight: 191 grams.
  • Others: USB type C with 3.5 mm jack input, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0, Bixby.
  • System version: Android 8.1 Oreo

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Star A9 Lite

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

Carrying the «Lite» in the denomination already makes it clear that its aspiration is to address those who want the design of the superior range with decent features; always without going overpriced, of course. The Samsung Galaxy Star A9 Lite also bet on the front Infinity Display, like the A9 Star, although the back side of the smartphone is more similar to the S9, for example.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

The characteristics of Samsung Galaxy Star A9 Lite They are as follows:

  • Screen: 6.0 inches Super AMOLED with resolution 2220 x 1080 px.
  • Processor: Octa Core at 1.8 GHz.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Internal memory: 64 GB
  • Micro SD: Yes, up to 256 GB.
  • Rear camera: 16 Mpx with f / 1.7 and 5 Mpx with f / 1.9.
  • Front camera: 24 Mpx f / 1.9.
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Measurements: 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm.
  • Weight: 191 grams.
  • Others: USB Type C with 3.5 mm jack input, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.
  • System version: Android 8.1 Oreo.

Both phones have Samsung's custom layer on Android 8.1 Oreo. The good camera experience is guaranteed with the double rear camera and also the sensor specialized in selfies for the front area. Since they are two mobiles aimed at China both specialize in the front photos with beauty settings; without underestimating the portrait effect, of course.

Price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite, with Bixby and dual camera

Samsung galaxy A9 Star Lite

We have already seen that they will not leave China, so it is not worth waiting for them beyond the Asian borders (surely Samsung it recycles them into other models). Both have been put up for sale in the manufacturer's Chinese store. And its price is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Star: 396 euros to change (2999 yuan).
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite: 264 euros to change (1999 yuan).