There are many rumors about the upcoming Galaxy A9 smartphone from Samsung that sports a model number SM-A9000. Last week the device also got certified by FCC suggesting the launch of the device in near future. It is expected to be announced at the press conference scheduled at CES 2016 that will be held on January 5th. It will be the direct successor to the popular mid-range smartphone Galaxy A8. As seen with the recently launched Galaxy A series devices, the Galaxy A9 also comes with a fingerprint sensor that enables ‘Samsung Pay’ virtual payments.
On the front, there is 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by an unknown octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, which we expect it to be Snapdragon 620 that was recently renamed as Snapdragon 652. There will be 3GB of RAM for multitasking and 32GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot that can be expanded up to 128GB.
Talking about the camera, it has a 13 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and autofocus, and on the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with latest TouchWiz UI overlaid. It measures 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm and weighing 200 grams the Galaxy A9 feels heavy in the hand. It is backed by a hefty 4,000mAh battery that can give more than a day of battery life.
With the latest Snapdragon SoC, it also supports Quick Charge 2.0 for faster charging speeds. According to the listing, the device will be available in the colors – Gold and White. In early December, the company had officially announced the 2016 variants of Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 while the Galaxy A5 (2016) & Galaxy A7 (2016) are already available in China. Stay tuned for more information!