Samsung Galaxy A9 (2017) rumored to be on the way

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2017) rumored to be on the way
Out of China comes word that the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2017) is on the way. With an alleged model number of SM-A9200, the handset would be the sequel to the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016). The latter is equipped with a 6-inch Super AMOLED screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC carrying an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available to those seeking additional storage.

The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with OIS and there is a front-facing 8MP shooter for selfies and video chats. A massive 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

That is the current model, which was released on New Year's Day 2016. What will be updated for the next generation unit? We could see a new chipset, perhaps 4GB of RAM, and maybe a slightly higher capacity cell. Perhaps the 12MP/5MP camera combo seen on Sammy's current high end phones will be added. Eventually, we should come across some benchmark tests that will give us some idea of what to expect for the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2017). If this information is legit, at least we can expect a follow up to Samsung's top-of-the line A-series phone.

source: Weibo via TechUpdate3

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4 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If the A8 will use the 7420 then maybe this will use the 8890? It is probably unlikely but it would be nice to see, launched alongside a tablet with the 8890 too? They have to use the leftover Note 7 wafers somehow, am I right?

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Possibly yes, but the next best mid range option from qualcomm could also be used. Might be called the snapdragon 655.

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yawn. anybody tired of seeing sammy taglines daily of the. SOS. PA. please take a poll. this is ridiculous. and they wonder why qc is non existent

4. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I really hope this turns out true. If the A9 2017 has good specs, a 6" screen, and design consistent with high end Galaxies, it will be a very compelling device. (The 2016 version is compelling already) They would just have to release it in the U.S., which, for some reason, they keep forgetting to do... :/

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