There were many rumors that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with a 6GB RAM, however, the phone only managed 4GB RAM, which is still not bad.
While the Galaxy Note 7 has since then “died”, Samsung has revived the 6GB RAM saga with an upcoming Galaxy C9 Pro – a midrange phablet that is set to pack monster specs when compared to some flagships from the recent past.
The Galaxy C9 Pro is a variant of the standard Galaxy C9, a phone that has been in the rumor mill for months now. The Pro version, however, has been tipped for n October 21 release, but this will only affect the Chinese market, T-Mall, an online store in the country, can confirm.
Even though the Galaxy C9 Pro will come with some of the best specs you can find in a midrange smartphone, it is still no match for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models from the recent past. You will come across a Full HD display unit with 6 inches of size and under the hood, the C9 Pro packs the latest midrange processor from Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 653. This is an octa-core processor that is built from four Cortex-A53 cores and another four Cortex-A72 cores. While the former are lower power cores, the latter are high-performance cores.
The speedy processor receives a decent backup from a 6GB RAM, the first for a Samsung Galaxy phone. With many devices in China already featuring this amount of RAM, it will be easier for the Galaxy C9 Pro to compete in this market. There is also 64GB of onboard storage and room for microSD card storage as well.
Given the huge nature of the Galaxy C9 Pro, there is a similarly huge 4000mAh battery unit that should keep the phablet alive for hours. On matters of photography, the Galaxy C9 Pro has a 16MP main camera and a similar 16MP snapper for selfies. With many manufacturers dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, you will be happy to know that Samsung still has faith in this traditional audio port. The latest connectivity options such as 4G LTE, NFC for Samsung Pay and a fingerprint scanner are on board.
When it comes to pricing, T-Mall online store is offering the handset for 3,199 Yuan, which is equivalent to about $475. Sold in gold and rose gold color variants, there is no word of when this Galaxy C9 Pro will be making it to other markets. Still, it is possible that this variant could remain specific to the Chinese market while the standard Galaxy C9 will be launched in other markets.