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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro allegedly in the making: a high-end, extra-large smartphone?

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro allegedly in the making: a high-end, extra-large smartphone?

Samsung is reportedly working on a new extra-large smartphone which, according to Sam Mobile, might be called Galaxy A9 Pro (though its final name could change).

While there are no details on the features of this alleged A9 Pro, the device (model number SM-A9100) will likely be an enhanced version of the Galaxy A9, which was released by Samsung earlier this month.

The regular Galaxy A9 (model number SM-A9000) sports a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, so maybe the A9 Pro will come with a higher pixel resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels would look great on a 6-inch screen), plus a high-end processor. The Galaxy A9 Pro may also run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box - unlike the A9, which currently runs Android Lollipop (though it will, most probably, be updated to Marshmallow at some point).

Right now, Samsung is officially selling the Galaxy A9 - pictured above - only in China (for around $490), and Sam Mobile has it that the A9 Pro is also headed there. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that the upcoming handset won't be released in other parts of the world. We'll let you know more about the Galaxy A9 Pro as soon as new details are available.

source: Sam Mobile

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posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:03 8

1. wtmana (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Looks like iphone 6s plus.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:14 32

2. SenorThrottles (Posts: 264; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Not really

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:34 5

10. Switch00 (Posts: 406; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Because it says Samsung on front.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:59 24

13. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Huh? Because it rocks Sammy's design language!

Try harder.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:03 4

25. bucky (Posts: 2460; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Samsungs design language is apples.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:31 15

26. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Huh? Then by that logic, Apple's design language is HTC's!

Yet, your logic is WRONG! Have a look at the Samsung Ativ S.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:43 10

12. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Regardless. What is the point of this phone? Or rather calling it the A9 Pro would be pointless.

The A series had its differentiating factor - the metal build which is gone now. The refreshed A series is all Glass like the S series. Sure one could argue that their specs are different for the A series but specs were never the selling factor for the A series. The A series comprised of well built phones with mid to high-mid specs. Now the refreshed A series just looks like a clone of the S series....provoking the thought that the S series has 5 variants in all rather than just two.

And using Marshmallow out of the box as a selling point is just fragmentation rearing its ugly head. I really thought the refreshed A series would run Marshmallow but I guess Sammy held off because of the imminent S7 launch. This is sad really. It shows that they do not have confidence in their upcoming S7 flagship or else why hold Marshmallow back on new phones released this year before the S7? if Marshmallow was launched in January then I could be ok with this move but Marshmallow is already a few months old. So really sad on Sammy's part. Didn't expect this.

Also manufacturers need to step up their game in terms of updates and out of the box software because Google is going to be launching a major update every year now so we might actually reach a point when Android N is out and majority of us are still stuck on Android K (KitKat). Also it does not help that manufacturers void warranty if you root your device to install latest custom roms based on newer Android versions. And Google needs to take steps as well to ensure manufacturers keep the people happy with immediate updates or else what's the point of developing an Android version every year when let's say said not more than 1% of sais populous won't be using it? Updates and newer versions will lose their charm and this may lead to customer migration to other platforms both established and upcoming.

Have A Nice Day!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 12:03 12

14. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Are you the one to tell Samsung on how their A series should be?

If the A9 Pro is pointless to you, your point of view doesn't matter.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 13:26 9

20. Wiencon (Posts: 1784; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


"your point of view doesn't matter."

Congratulations, you just got cvnt of the year award

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:55 1

24. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I was gonna say that you meant to say fanboy, but there actually is no difference between a fanboy and what u just called him lel

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:36 2

27. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


A point of view is based on personal preference, and which is 100% subjective.

It varies from one to another.

Call me whatever you want, it doesn't matter neither!

SMH

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:46 3

23. HomerS (Posts: 169; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


The iphones have much thicker bezels and dont look as slick.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 21:46 2

30. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


The resemblance is uncanny, however, the back is a different story.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 11:05

35. srgonu (Posts: 230; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Not even close. Look at the bezels and comment. This looks much better.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:38

36. kanagadeepan (Posts: 911; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


It has NO giant bezels, so it doesn't look like 6s+

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:14

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 871; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Then it will be priced similarly or even more than the S or Note series.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:23 6

7. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Samsung is notorious of launching phones at steep price tags, but quickly slashes the prices after quater or two.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 12:04

15. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2071; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


So True.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:15 2

4. Odeira (Posts: 242; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


"Another One." - DJ Khaled (2015)

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:16 2

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 1902; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


That's a beautiful phone. I don't know why they can't try to apply these design cues to a slightly less graceful looking (comparatively speaking to this) flagship counterpart the Galaxy S portfolio. They use clunkier bezels

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:19 4

6. Wiencon (Posts: 1784; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Have to agree, A series has IMO best design right now, although S6 looks similiar I don't like it but A look gorgeous.

Please Sammy, bring Galaxy Alpha 2 :3
With sd slot

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:26 2

8. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Yeah, I'll be excited about an Alpha 2!

The Alpha was hot, but too small for me to hop on it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 14:22

21. SenorThrottles (Posts: 264; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The S6 is too round, and the bezels are too big.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 06:09

33. .PRADA. (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 23 Jan 2016)


The S6 should've looked like the Alpha or A9pro design.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:28 4

9. Ghost04 (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Samsung phone at launch 600$
After 6 months 200$ .

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:43 8

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


It depends on the type of phone.

The Note 4 still doesn't cost $200.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 20:51 1

28. ibend (Posts: 3545; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


$200? what phone is that?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 10:10

34. sissy246 (Posts: 638; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You can't even get a new in box s4 for that

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 12:35

16. zeeBomb (Posts: 1795; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Definitely not necessary.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 12:48

17. Macready (Posts: 844; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


I can't think of any Samsung phone that comes close to that claim.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 13:04

18. toyboyz (Posts: 178; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


I hope the specs are wrong on the screen, and it's 5.5 to 5.7 inch instead. :)

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 14:54

22. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


You've got to be kidding... It's 6, six inches!!!

Awesome!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 21:29

29. warrenellis93 (Posts: 153; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


go ahead and bring that to boost mobile

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 22:31

31. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


it's about time 7" tablet will be called a phone.
come on, Sammy, you can do it!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 22:51 1

32. BradyCrack (Posts: 502; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Wait what's the point of this series?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:00

37. LionStone (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


There is no point to Sammy's desire to over saturate the market. If someone wanted a better performing device than the Sammy A9, not to be confused with the HTC One A9...then wouldn't they just get an S6? Edge or + or whatever else there is? Dang now I'm confused haha

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:19

38. Marslander (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


If it weren't for the glass back, I'd be interested. Sammy, stop putting glass on the backs of devices!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:57

39. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I would buy the new A7, but it isn't available in my country :(

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