[Update: Pricing confirmed] Samsung’s camera-centric Galaxy A7 2018 and A9 2018 to start selling locally next week

Samsung’s Galaxy A series has been putting more emphasis on photography and the latest additions to the 2018 family are a true reflection of exactly that.

Dubbed Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 and Galaxy A9 2018, you’ll be even more interested to know more about the duo now that Samsung Mobile Kenya has confirmed that the devices will be made available locally.

The Galaxy A7 2018 became the first Sammy device to rock a tri-lens camera on the back, but this glory was cut short not long after thanks to the launch of the Galaxy A9 2018, which has a whopping four lenses on the main camera, the first of its kind in the world.

I don’t know how that makes you feel as the potential buyer of this phone, but Samsung says having more lenses should result in the best photos ever. You might want to check out this interesting read, too.

That said, here are the specs of the A7 2018 and A9 2018.

CategoryGalaxy A7 2018Galaxy A9 2018
Display6-inch 18.5:9 Full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED6.3-inch 18.5:9 Full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED
ProcessorUnknown octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Storage64GB or 128GB expandable128GB expandable
CameraMain: Tri-lens 24MP + 8MP + 5MP
Selfie: 24MP
Main: Quad-lens 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP
Selfie: 24MP
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
ExtrasBluetooth 5.0, USB-C, Side-mounted FPS, Facial recogntion, Dual-SIM, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, Fast battery charging, etc.Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Rear-mounted FPS, Facial Recognition, Dual-SIM, NFC, Fast battery charging, etc.
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Looking at the specs, these two seem promising, but since we know little about their local pricing, we can’t really say how good of a deal they’ll turn out to be. However, if you, like Samsung, think having more camera lenses is the recipe for the best photos, you’ll be glad to know that the A7 2018 begins selling in Kenya as from next week.


As for the Galaxy A9 2018, the wait will go all the way up to mid-November. Samsung Mobile Kenya says the A7 2018 will cost Sh 40,000 while the A9 2018 will set you back Sh 65,000, much like the duo’s pricing in other markets across the globe.

Note: The article has been updated to reflect the devices’ pricing details as provided by Samsung Mobile Kenya.

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