About a couple of weeks ago, Samsung released the Galaxy A9, a giant 6-inch phablet with a generous battery and specs that leave it in between the mid-range and high-end categories. Not long after the company announced the new phone, which is being sold in China, for now, rumors started to pop out that Samsung is working on a Galaxy A9 Pro model, and it has just landed in India for testing. With model number SM-A9100, it was listed on Zauba a few days ago.
Other than the model number and screen size, no further information was given and we don’t really have any detail about the device. However, since it bears the A9 name, it is likely that the handset will be an improved version of the Galaxy A9. Some rumors suggest it will come with a QHD resolution while others on SamMobile speculate that it could be a Windows 10 Galaxy variant, taking into account the recent partnership between Microsoft and Samsung. Again, these are all “maybes”.
As far as specs go, the A9 is a pretty powerful phone and we shouldn’t expect less from the A9 Pro. With a Super AMOLED Full HD 6-inch display, it is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 from Qualcomm, coupled with a whopping 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, plus microSD slot, fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay support. The rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), and the front shooter has 8 megapixels. The battery to power it all has a 4,000 mAh capacity, which is a lot of juice and gives the device a huge endurance, making it last at least a day with heavy usage. Despite the screen being really large, the Full HD resolution doesn’t use as much energy as a higher resolution display, but if Samsung really brings in the Pro with a QHD display, the battery life is likely to be affected.
As for the price, the A9 is being sold at $490 in China, while the import data for the Galaxy A9 Pro shows a price tag of $360. However, it doesn’t mean this will be the market price, especially if the specs are to be better than the A9. The release date is a mystery and since Samsung is about to release their flagship phones on the 21st, it is unlikely that this device gets announced this month, so stay tuned for more news.