Samsung spent the past year avoiding to embrace the ‘notch’, but in 2019 everything indicates that it is going to turn the hole into the screen in one of its hallmarks. From China we met a few days ago the Galaxy A8s , now the South Korean manufacturer repeats with a model almost the same but with another name and focused on international markets. This is the Galaxy A9 Pro (2019), the mid-range with triple camera and “Infinity-O” bored screen by Samsung.
The next February 20 we will know the new models of the Galaxy S10 and this Galaxy A9 Pro (2019) could well pass as one of his younger brothers. We will what features it offers.
The hole is an addition that will allow Samsung to further reduce the front frames. Even so, the design lines are still quite similar to what the brand has offered us so far. The fingerprint reader is held in the back and the body of the device is made of glass. The triple rear camera is located in a vertical position in the upper left area. And to all this, it comes without a 3.5mm jack .
Samsung explains that this A9 Pro is the first mobile to offer the ‘Infinity-O’ screen and in a way is right. Their landing arrives only a few days after the A8s, but while that is destined entirely to China, this A9 Pro has already arrived in Korea and we will probably see it in more markets.
The screen chosen is a 6.4-inch panel with FullHD + resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. As for the technology of the screen, according to the official characteristics , it would be a PLS TFT LCD panel. A change from the A8s that had been announced with Super AMOLED panel.
Inside the Galaxy A9 Pro we find an eight-core Snapdragon 710 processor along with 6GB of RAM . At the moment the announced version comes with Qualcomm processor, but it is well known that Samsung alternates between Snapdragon chips and their own processors depending on the model and the market. For storage, we have 128GB of which 109.3GB will be free.
For the battery, we have an amount of 3,400 mAh that will be charged through the USB port type C. Although it is expected to have some kind of fast charge, it has not been specified which one.
Galaxy A9 Software
At the software level, this Galaxy A9 Pro would offer the same functions we have seen in previous devices. Although for the Galaxy S10 several improvements are expected , so it is not ruled out that this Galaxy A9 Pro could also receive them.
As for the photographic section, we have a triple camera with a main sensor of 24 megapixels and an aperture lens f / 1.7 . Accompanying is a 10 megapixel sensor for telephoto that allows a 2X optical zoom and a third 5 megapixel sensor for portrait mode. On the part of the front camera, we have a 24 megapixel sensor located in the hole of the screen. Samsung adds a small ring of light to indicate that the front camera is in use.
Availability and price of the Galaxy A9 Pro (2019)
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2019) can now be booked in Korea at a price of 599,500 KRW , which is equivalent to 472 euros. But we must bear in mind that the Galaxy A9 arrived at the end of last year at an official price of 599 euros , so we understand that this Pro model will be considerably above. The model arrives in blue, gray and green and will be available at the end of February.