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Samsung Galaxy A9 price allegedly revealed

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Samsung Galaxy A9 price allegedly revealed
Announced earlier this month in China, the Galaxy A9 should be available to buy in the near future, and, of course, China will be the first market to get it. While Samsung didn't officially reveal the price of the A9, it looks like the handset will not cost more than $500 (at least in China).

According to a leaked screenshot (see below), Samsung will sell the Galaxy A9 in China for 3,199 CNY - that's about $493.

Sporting a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the Galaxy A9 is one of Samsung's largest smartphones to date. Just like the other members of Samsung's Galaxy A family, the A9 is built around a metal frame, and is pretty thin (7.4 mm).

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Samsung Galaxy A9 price allegedly revealed
Samsung Galaxy A9 is one of the world's first devices to be powered by Qualcomm's 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor (formerly known as the Snapdragon 620). The smartphone also features fingerprint scanner, a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 4000 mAh battery.

At the moment, we don't know exactly where the Samsung Galaxy A9 will be released (besides China). Would you pay $500 for this handset?


source: Weibo (in Chinese)

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posted on 29 Dec 2015, 19:23 2

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 1544; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Not a bad deal at all, it can compete with the 6S plus in every area except GPU perf

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 19:42 9

2. hakn5897 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2015)


definitely good deal. It support samsung pay and ois and also has 4000mah battery.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 20:32 1

6. Tziggy14 (Posts: 436; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


That's the A5 and A7. Not the A9.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 23:51 3

13. nazyr1803 (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


a9 have ois, 4000mah. why do u said not the a9?

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 20:05

3. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Hope it comes to America.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 20:05

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 1725; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


That's pretty good for its price! I was expecting it to be well over 500. Its gonna be over 600 if it reaches here in Canada anyway lol

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 20:55

7. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I think 600 Canadian dollars there, 600 euros in Europe

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 21:40

9. BLSEOTB (Posts: 329; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


493 USD = $683 CAD

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 20:12 8

5. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


No phone is worth $500 these days

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:55

16. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Then you won't be buying them...right?

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 21:31 4

8. stilwelloklahoma (Posts: 34; Member since: 05 Sep 2015)


just too expensive

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:57

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How so, it costs less than the iPhone with similar specs. In fact this phone has MORE and still costs less. It's amazing I have Never sen you post that anyone else's phone is too expensive.

If its to expensive for you then you either need a better job and need to stop using your allowance from your parents.

Anyone who has a job that makes at least $8hr can easily afford $500.

Consider most people spend way more than that on drugs/alcohol/sex and other frivolous things.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:36 1

19. IOSANDROID (Posts: 85; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


Why do you asume that everybody who complains about this phone price won't complain about other phones prices, and just for the record he didn't even Merion the iPhone, but you have to cuz you hate it so badly !! BTW whether you like to admit it or not IPhones are flagship, and again just for the record I'm a proud owner of a Note 4, so no ifan nor samsung fan here.
I know the original comment wasn't mine but I just have to say this.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 15:11

24. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because they never do.

Based on my experience on any blog site, whether we are talking about iOS or Windows.

Someone will always say a phone they dont like costs to much, but never post products that actually cost to much.

Example, I have never to this day ever seen peopel who like the iPhone say it costs to much, but will post that a Samsung phone even with better specs and better capabilities, cost to much.

Yet the phoen they are uising has less of everything and cost more.

I was being objective.

Consider this phone is $500, the iPhone with similar specs is $749. Which phone actually is to expensive.

Where lets be objective and fair. The Samsung phone contains mostly all 1st party parts which means Samsung makes most of what is in the phone except the camera. While in the iPhone all the parts are 3rd part with exception of the CPU.

Buying parts 3rd party is always cheaper vs 1st party. Can we agree here?

So if $500 if to expensive for a similar spec'd phones with first party more expensive parts, then that means a phone filled with 3rd party parts should costs much more is really too expensive. Right?

I mean that is he fair way to look at it. Its not about favorite brand or loyalty. Its a look at what is inside, the retail costs and where the phones are similar.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 15:23

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Again. Doing a price has nothing to do with hate you f**khead. Everytime someone mentions something about the iPhone that you fags dont l;ike, you say its hate. So when your ugly ass says something bad about any brand of phone you dont like, is it equally hate? NO because you all never see it that way.

I made a price comparison, nothing more nothign less. You stupid ignorant half-assed no argument having fanbois thing anythime someone criticizes the iPhoen FOR WHATEVER REASON its hate.

I must hate the iPhone because I think it costs to much.
I must hate the iPhone because it had antennas issues and I calle dit out.
I must hate the iPhon ebecause it bent in peoples pockets.
I must hate the iPhone because I talked about it catching on fire.
I must hate the iPhoen because iOS9 made even the new one laggy as hell.
I must hate the iPhone because everything ive ever said about the iPhone was true, but I must hate it because I am not some blind arrogant pompus fagget fanboi who doesnt have blinder on.

I ridicule Samsung as well. I ridiculed them on the fact that even though I bought the S6 Edge and the S6 Edge Plus and the Note 5, that all of them were too expensive and arent worth the extra money even though I did pay it. But sayiing its expensive doesn't mean I hate it. Doesn't mean I can't afford it.

What it does mean is, its to costly for what is being offered.

Since Apple and Samsung are direct compatitiors at the top end and it is a set of phones I am more familar with, I always compare them.

The reason why people like you hate that is because Samsung phones are always cheaper than iPhone in most cases and offer more and you dont like us showing you all up. So the result is, we must hate the iPhone because everything negative said, even when it isn't is seen as hate by retard, arrogant, ignorant, pompus, half-ass, no brain having losers like YOURSELF.

I simply gave a price comparison for a phone that has dual quadcores, a 8/16 MP camera and 1080p display that cost $500 vs a phone that also has a 1080p display, 5/8MP cameras and 1080p that starts at $749.

So a price comparison is hate now? So how do you shop? Oh wait you dont compare prices because in the back of your mind you know that buying an iPhone or any APple product for that matter, is all a ripoff. Is that why its always hate?

$750 for 1080p for any brand is a ripoff when you can buy a device with 1080p for $450 average.

$649 for 750p is a ripoff when you can get 1440p startin at 599. Again I realize specs arent everything. However, if you can get the best specs for less money which woudl also give a great user experience, only a fool would settle for less.

When the iPhone was the best phone I loved it to death and I still do. I still love my iPhone 4. But today, the iPhone is not the best option and it should be priced accordingly and so should any other brand for that matter.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 15:35

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


In fact Bruh, if you list all of the phones with similar specs as this one, you will see Apple tops ALL OF THEM in price.

The Nexus, HTC, Samsung, Sony and other with a 1080p display all costs from 399 to 499 on average. Apple's starts at $749.

The fact you are claiming a price comparison is hate is bull. Come up with a real argument you half-ass moron.

I shop by comparing costs. I compare what I get for what I want to pay or am willing to pay.

$500 for a phone with dual quadcore CPU, 6" display at 1080p, 8/16 MP cameras and more for $500 is a steal of a price when you compare some OEM's that are charging $749 for less...namely Apple. That is hate bruh, its just a fact.

The S6 brand new on day one costs $599 on Verizon. What do you get, dual quadcore, the best 5/16MP cameras on the market which NO PHONE HAS TOPPED YET, a 1440p display and the most open OS ever made in history for less than $600.

Yet the iPhone 6S has 50% the resolution, 50% the cores, almost 50% the RAN, and has less than 50% of the capabilities and it costs how much? $649

Which of those is too expensive. Well to people like me neither. But one is obvioulst better for its asking price and the other isnt. Sorry the iPhone isnt worth 649 for an average 50% the specs and capabilities.

We are only talking a difference here of $51 so it isnt terrible.

But the phone above is $500 whiel the iPhone that matches it under the hood is $749. That is a price difference of $249 and you blasted me because I asked the poster how is $500 to much when Apple is charging $749 for nearly the same thing?

Is that not reasonable? TO YOU NO because you are stupid and you are actually the hater here you moron.

I dont hate Apple or the iPhone. I do hate what they stand for and how dishonest Apple and people like you are. I hate arrogant, pompus freaks who can't handle some justified criticism. I hate Fanbois in general So yes i hate people like YOU. But I dont hate people. Fanbois are stupid and ignorant.

I love tech...all tech REGARDLESS of brand. Some brand are simply better than other that si fact. Live with it. It is not my fault you chose a brand that once was on top and is now lacking and still trying to charge a premium for it. GET OVER YOURSELF.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 22:04 7

10. artificialintelligence (Posts: 147; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


everyone complaining about the price but for what you get $500 is not bad even tho its SD 652 it still has plenty of power to keep up with today's apps sheesh people complain about everything no wonder we cant have nice things

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:58

18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Anyone who would complain about the cost of this device is an absolute moron.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:08 1

28. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


keyword, China

With the same price You can buy Mi note pro

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 23:03 2

11. Mrmark (Posts: 262; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


What about the HTC One A9 .....?

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 23:09 1

12. Clars123 (Posts: 552; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


is this article about Htc?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 14:49

30. LionStone (Posts: 717; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Hah, yup! Looks reeeeal familiar Sammy tsk tsk!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:46

14. gersont1000 (Posts: 274; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


It's a very nice looking phone, but with so many great phones with an equivalent or better processor selling for $100 less or more, I would never buy this.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:44

21. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry what phones are you on about with this type of cam and big battery and. Screen size and look, oh and Samsung name (only brand that got any type of street after Apple

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 00:03

29. AlikMalix (Posts: 4825; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


From the front and sides - this looks like my 6s. It looks like it A LOT....

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 14:51

31. LionStone (Posts: 717; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Actually it not only looks very similar to HTC One A9 but Sammy even copied the name daang!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:04

15. sissy246 (Posts: 532; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Nazyr1803 you need to go read, it has a 3300 mAh battery not 4000

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:46

22. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


No, A9 as 4000

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:38

20. IOSANDROID (Posts: 85; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


Sammy well done great battery and micro sd is good sign for the next year's flagships

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:46

23. Xperia14 (Posts: 302; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Better option than the iPhone for sure. Nice design, 6" sAMOLED, microSD, 4000 mAh. Well done Samsung.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:13

27. muji_789 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


good opponent to the iphone 6s plus

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