FCC clears Samsung Galaxy A9; unveiling next?

FCC clears Samsung Galaxy A9; unveiling next?
The Samsung Galaxy A9 has made an appearance at the FCC, which means that the next step could be the actual unveiling of the phone. That might take place at Samsung's CES 2016 event, which is scheduled for January 5th. That would be a good way for Sammy to kick off the new year, by taking the wraps off of the Galaxy A9. If the phone isn't unveiled at CES, the next opportunity would be at the Samsung Unpacked event on February 21st. That is the day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 features a 6-inch Super AMOLED display, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The Snapdragon 620 chipset is under the hood, containing an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of expandable internal storage. The rear-facing 13MP camera includes OIS and an f/1.9 aperture. An 8MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 will include a fingerprint scanner, and supports mobile payment service Samsung Pay. It features a huge 4000mAh battery, and offers 4G LTE Cat.7 connectivity. Just the other day a leaked image of the Galaxy A9 surfaced, along with teasers confirming some of the specs on the phone.

Check out some images from the FCC documentation, which shows off the placement of the agency's label on the Galaxy A9. Just click on the slideshow below.

source: FCC via TimesNews.co.uk

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Galaxy A9 (2016)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If the S7+ isn't big enough, I'm buying this.

2. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Ironic that the upcoming A8 (2016) will have better specs than the A9.

3. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

SD 620 has a dual cluster of 4 cores each of which 4 are a72 and the other 4 are a53 cores. So performance should be on par with a sd805 or just below the 808

6. TyrionLannister unregistered


8. Nopers unregistered

Take this with a pinch of salt but leaked geekbench 3 charts show the 620 hitting 1400 on single core and 4000 on multi core, which is considerably better than the 808.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's pretty much expected. No pinch of salt needed. 808 is pretty $hit anyway. It doesn't throttle, but leads to poor battery life and pathetic GPU.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This gets me super excited for the battery of the s7 along with doze on marshmellow

5. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

This phone is humongous due to which Sammy could fit in 4000 mAh battery. S7 Vanilla/Edge version could at the maximum house 3300-3400 mAh battery. A plus version's battery could be as big. Nevertheless, Exciting times ahead.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

This phone looks better than most(if not all) phones of 2015. The battery will last 3 days with that 1080p display and marshmallow.

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