Samsung Galaxy A9 release date, specs rumors: May have 6-inch screen display in full HD


Giant tech manufacturer Samsung will reportedly launch another device intended for mid-range budget consumers called “Galaxy A9.”

Since allegedly being spotted on trademark filings earlier this year, there have been assumptions as to what features may be included. Some reports are saying that it may support 5.5-inch screen display in 1080 x 1920 resolution, and includes 16-megapixel main camera similar to its predecessor.

However, SamMobile suggests that Galaxy A9 may even have a larger face with 6-inch screen in full high definition resolution. The change is rumored to come from Indian import/export database Zauba that includes the aforementioned size. The handset is said to have been imported to India last November 3 and 4 for testing. It remains to be seen if it is only an error in the listing or it becomes the actual display.

Under the hood, it may be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 chipset and have Adreno 510 graphics processing unit. The CPU is octa-core clocked at 1.8 Ghz. These may be combined with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, likely to become expandable via a microSD slot. The battery may have a longer lasting life at 3,050mAh.

Although it is believed to have the same shooter as Galaxy A8, some features may be upgraded such as partnering with third-party application for editing of photos. It may also come with a front lens that is 5-megapixel in capacity.

When it comes to the operating system, it may either have Android 5.1 Lollipop or the newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow version, out of the box. The price is predicted to be at around $350 to be on a par with its competitors in the market and the release window may happen sometime next year.

Since Samsung has yet to release any official statement regarding the claims, the available information should be taken with a grain of salt.