Samsung has been making headlines recently thanks to the launch of their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone in India at a highly competitive price. However, new reports suggest that the company is already prepping up to launch yet another premium offering in the form of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.
The alleged device which is a pumped version of the original Samsung Galaxy A9 has already cleared a few certification test, thereby revealing the appearance and certain specs of the smartphone. So here's a roundup of all the bits and pieces of information related to the alleged smartphone.
All metal build, but with replaceable battery!
As you might be aware the metal build is the trademark of every A series smartphone from Samsung, and the Galaxy A9 Pro is purported to sit in the top of the series. So while it is no surprise to see it touting a metal frame on the side, it quite overwhelming to spot that the device may come with a removable battery! Well, this bit of information got leaked while the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro was clearing the FCC in US.
Slightly heavier and thicker
According to the leaked information the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will be around 10g heavier than the original A9 (2016). Apart from that it would also be thicker by 0.5mm as per the TENAA listing. The reported weight and width are 210 grams and 7.5mm respectively.
Real estate carried forward from its sibling
It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will sports a similar 6 inch display as seen in the original A9. Just in case specs matter to you, it worth noting that the 6 inch AMOLED panel comes with a resolution of 1920x1080p i.e. Full HD.
Now with more RAM
Unlike the original Galaxy A9 (2016) which came with 3GB of RAM, the Pro variant will boast of 4GB. This is similar to the one seen in the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. In terms of storage the Galaxy A9 Pro will feature a 32GB eMMC memory.
Dragon on the inside
Leaked information from tipsters suggest that the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC under the hood. It is the among the latest gen SoC from Qualcomm which consist of eight cores clocked at 1.8GHz. This is coupled with Adreno 510 GPU.
16MP camera carried forward from the Galaxy S6?
If reports are to be believed the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will sports the same 16MP camera as seen in the previous gen Samsung Galaxy S6. It's worth noting that the camera module on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is still among the most capable ones available in the market.
8MP front facing camera to satisfy selfie needs
On the front the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is reported to come with an 8MP front facing selfie snapper. As expected the camera module will have a wide angle view for fitting more people onto the frame.
To get a 'Touch' of Marshmallow
While the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) still run on Android Lollipop 5.1 based TouchWiz, it is reported that the Galaxy A9 Pro will come with Marshmallow on top. This isn't quite a surprise considering the fact that Android N is round the corner.