International Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro passes FCC, U.S. release imminent

International Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro passes FCC, U.S. release imminent
Samsung's Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) first became official back in March, adding to the firm's rich supply of powerful smartphones. Though not quite on the level of, say, the Galaxy S7, the A9 Pro is a pretty mean phablet with its full-HD display, 4 GB RAM and 5000 mAh battery capacity. Currently available to the Chinese market, an international version of the A9 Pro (SM-A910F) recently gained certification through The WiFi Alliance (WFA). Now, said device has also passed through the FCC. 

Usually, FCC certification suggests that an official announcement is just around the corner, so it shouldn't be too long before the A9 Pro makes its long-awaited début outside of China. It's safe to assume that Stateside consumers will be able to get their hands on it, though it remains to be seen which other regions will be furnished with the device. 

The international flavor looks set to carry the same specs as the already-released model in China. This would mean a 6-inch Super AMOLED display of 1080 x 1920, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 chipset with Adreno 510 graphics, 4 gigs of RAM and that laudable 5000 mAh juice pack. Elsewhere, there should be an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies, a 16-megapixel main camera, and 32 GB of expandable storage real estate. 

In addition to the recognized single-SIM configuration, a dual-SIM version of the A9 Pro is also on the cards—great news for business users and frequent travelers alike.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro on your radar? Let us know in the comments. 

source: FCC via SamMobile

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Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(33h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

"Pro" you say? Wow, I wonder what all those Apple haters will say about this naming decision. :) I know they slag off Apple constantly for it...

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Do you know abt Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro?

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Doesn't matter, people keep complaining about Apple using the word Pro, it's hypocritical.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because there is nothing pro about Apple's devices. That's why! Show me the features of the new iPad that actually makes it Pro. Do you own one? Size doesn't mean pro usually. Pro usually means the device has a feature set that is much different than the non-pro version. Yet the iPad Pro 9.7 is basically identical to the iPad Air 2. Adding 2 speakers doesn't make it Pro. As far as Samsung using the name? The Tab Pro and Note pro did offer a feature-set that was above the base model. It's not hypocritical. In the case with this phone, other than the cameras; I dont see any major difference in the specs.so unless its some "pro" software features, the name doesn't fit here either and would be the first time Samsung has done this.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

That's what I'm saying, there's nothing to offer extra functionality about this, same as the iPad Pro (I don't own one) so if Apple gets flak for using "Pro" then so should this! It seems as though bigger = pro now. :|

4. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Does it have a fingerprint reader?

5. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yes, in the home button.

8. Rocket

Posts: 651; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Good news, cant wait to get one.

9. Fellwalker

Posts: 536; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Why Oh why, if they put a great battery like this in a mid range phone, can they not put it in their flagship? I hate manufacturers.

10. fyah_king unregistered

Getting the pro next week since it has band 4 for t-mobile.

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