Samsung Galaxy A9: Device officially launched in China

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Finally, after being the topic of numerous rumors and leaks, the new Samsung Galaxy A9, the top model of the new Galaxy A line of smartphones by Samsung, is now official. Samsung officially launched the device at a major company event in China.

The new Samsung Galaxy A9 is the biggest of all the new Galaxy A smartphones released recently. The device sports a 6-inch wide Super AMOLED display, with a 1080p Full HD resolution, and is made out of a 2.5D curved glass. The bezels of the display are ultra-thin, too, as Samsung boasts of a narrow 2.74 mm bezels on the display.

The new Galaxy A9 runs under the new Snapdragon 652 chipset. Previously called the Snapdragon 620 chipset, Qualcomm recently announced the name changed of the processor model to further indicate its higher level of power and performance compared to other chipsets in the Snapdragon 600 series. It comes with an octa core CPUa quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72, quad-core 1.2GHz A53 one, and an Adreno 510 GPU.

The device comes ready for heavy tasks, as it has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The device also supports external expansion via the use of a microSD card up to 128GB.

One notable feature of the new Galaxy A9just like other new Galaxy A smartphonesis the inclusion Samsung’s newest wireless payment system, the Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay is supported by the Galaxy A9 via the built-in fingerprint sensor that is embedded on the homescreen button.

As for the camera, it features a 13-megapixel main rear camera with S5K3L2 sensor, Optical Image Stabilization technology, and LED flash. The front sports an 8- megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture.

The device is powered by a fast-charging 4,000mAh battery, and boots on Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

No exact release date and pricing details were mentioned, but the device will be available in white, gold, and pink.