Announced back in March and currently sold in China alone, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) seems to be headed to the international market following strings of mixed performances in the Chinese market.
While this cannot be confirmed at the moment, it appears that Samsung has decided to push this phablet into other markets in a bid to boost its sales in the wake of huge competition coming from China.
In March, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A9 Pro to the Chinese market. The device that is sold in this market carries the model number SM-A9100 while the latest leaked model number is SM-A910F. One thing that cannot be ascertained at the moment is where exactly Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will be headed to, however, there are reports that a Polish retailer has already started taking preorders for the phablet ahead of its possible release in Europe.
Samsung Galaxy A9 was launched last year and the Pro version was released this year. The refreshed version comes with a massive 6-inch Full HD display panel with Super AMOLED technology on board and is protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 4 from Corning.
Since it is a mid-range device, it packs an octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC that is clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz and is supported by a decent RAM of 4GB. As for the onboard storage, you will be given 32GB, but it can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB.
Given the huge display size of the phone, it is one of the best when it comes to viewing photos and watching videos. Samsung ensured that you don’t just enjoy viewing photos on the phone, but also capturing them. As a result, there is a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture and features such as LED flash, autofocus, and OIS on board. On the front part is an equally decent 8MP sensor with the same aperture.
Display screens are known for their part in battery usage. With this in mind, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro packs a massive 5000mAh battery unit that promises longer battery life than what you get with most phablets. On the design side, you get a cool metallic build that gives the phone a more than premium feel. Furthermore, it comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, which brings it up to speed with the latest offerings based on this platform.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has a price tag of about $533 in China, but there are no details of what it will be priced in other regions it is heading to. Another important thing to note is that while the Zauba listing proves that the device is indeed headed outside China, there is no official communication from the Korean OEM regarding the possible arrival of the Galaxy A9 Pro on the international stage.