Samsung Galaxy A9 will be joining the recently
announced A3, A5, and A7 models of the refreshed Galaxy A (2016) lineup.
The smartphone leaked via official promo pictures and is expected to go
official later this month.
The Galaxy A9
is going to feature a 6" Super AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and run
on the Snapdragon 620 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The 620 platform offers a
powerful octa-core 1.8GHz processor with 4x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53 cores,
while the GPU in charge of graphics is Adreno 510.
The Galaxy A9
will be following the trend established by the smaller A3, A5, and A7 from the
2016 lineup and will be built around a metal frame and dual 2.5D glass panels.
The rest of the
specs of the Galaxy A9 include a 13MP rear camera with optical image
stabilization and bright f/1.9 aperture. There is also an 8MP selfie snapper
with support for panoramic pictures, 32GB expandable storage, LTE Cat.7
connectivity, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
With such a
beefy juice pack, the Galaxy A9 is touted to feature power bank capabilities.
Those should be supported natively by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Galaxy
A9 will be launching on 5.1.1 Lollipop, so we can't confirm this feature
availability just yet.
Galaxy A9 will support Samsung Pay and will feature a fingerprint scanner. It
will be launching on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but a Marshmallow update is
scheduled for the months post the release.
A9 is expected to go official very soon and hit the stores around Christmas or
in early January. The price in China will be north of CNY 3,000, which means
more than €430.