International version of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro gains certification

International version of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro gains certification
Towards the end of March, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A9 Pro. A phablet boasting a 6-inch display, some of its specs echo those of flagship-level handsets—4 gigs of RAM, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a mammoth 5000 mAh battery capacity. The WiFi Alliance (WFA) has now granted certification to a Samsung SM-A910F, which is thought to be an international version of the pre-existing (SM-A9100) model.

The Galaxy A9 Pro includes Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652, a powerful chipset that generally offers smoothness and efficiency through most day-to-day tasks. It's not a cutting-edge performer like the Snapdragon 820, but the A9 Pro's appeal is about more than just the SoC. The 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 display is bigger (albeit lower-res) that of the Note 5, while the 5000 mAh battery is considerably larger than the juice pack of most other smartphones. Elsewhere, buyers can expect a 16-megapixel main camera with autofocus and 32 GB of expandable storage. 

The device began life out in China two months back, and could soon spread its wings beyond Asia. The WiFi Alliance's rubber-stamping of the device—in single and dual-SIM variations—indicates that a launch could be imminent, though precisely which markets will be seeing the device is up for debate. It's also worth mentioning that while the Galaxy A9 Pro in China packs the aforementioned Snapdragon 652, its plausible that the international variant will include one of Samsung's own Exynos chipsets.

Retailers in Poland have reportedly begun taking pre-orders for the A9 Pro, so there's reason to believe that parts of Europe will soon receive this handset. There's no word, as yet, on if or when the device may reach the United States.

Would you be tempted by the Galaxy A9 Pro if it made its way to a store near you? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments.


source: Tablety (tranlsated) via GSMArena

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10 Comments

1. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

About time, can't wait to get my hands on one

7. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Absolutely - To replace it with my Dad's Galaxy Mega 6.3

2. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Damn that battery. I wouldn't mind replacing my S6 with one.

6. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I wouldn't mind replacing my note 5 for that battery, hope they bring it to the US.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It would surely be awesome, owned a Galaxy A5 (2016), it had great battery even with a not so large battery. I can imagine that this A9 Pro would last 2 days of heavy use.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I actually like this design way better that the new s series. Black with a different metal accents look really nice too.

4. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have one. No more wall hugging.

5. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

I already ordered mine from China. Samsung keeps on loading phones in the market yet they are difficult to get unlike their their flagship devices. It was not easy for me get hold of it. I guess the international version would not be different from the Chinese version except the lack of the play store which has already been installed.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The strategy is to milk more money out of the developed country while put out the less you expensive ones in the developing countries. While it seems like a normal strategy but not everyone needs or wants a flagship device every year, so they are actually doing the users. This is what Apple always did but now they have a slightly cheaper option, 5se

10. Blackrod5000

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

I love this phone with all my heart. Why do we get so.cheated over here in the United States. Wtf I would buy this phone in a heartbeat. Please please please Samsung bring this phone to the U.S.

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