Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro allegedly in the making: a high-end, extra-large smartphone?
posted by Florin T. / Jan 23, 2016, 11:01 AM
Samsung is reportedly working on a new extra-large smartphone which, according to Sam Mobile, might be called Galaxy A9 Pro (though its final name could change).
While there are no details on the features of this alleged A9 Pro, the device (model number SM-A9100) will likely be an enhanced version of the Galaxy A9, which was released by Samsung earlier this month.
The regular Galaxy A9 (model number SM-A9000) sports a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, so maybe the A9 Pro will come with a higher pixel resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels would look great on a 6-inch screen), plus a high-end processor. The Galaxy A9 Pro may also run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box - unlike the A9, which currently runs Android Lollipop (though it will, most probably, be updated to Marshmallow at some point).
Right now, Samsung is officially selling the Galaxy A9 - pictured above - only in China (for around $490), and Sam Mobile has it that the A9 Pro is also headed there. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that the upcoming handset won't be released in other parts of the world. We'll let you know more about the Galaxy A9 Pro as soon as new details are available.
source: Sam Mobile
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Looks like iphone 6s plus.
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:03 AM 8
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posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:14 AM 32
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Regardless. What is the point of this phone? Or rather calling it the A9 Pro would be pointless. The A series had its differentiating factor - the metal build which is gone now. The refreshed A series is all Glass like the S series. Sure one could argue that their specs are different for the A series but specs were never the selling factor for the A series. The A series comprised of well built phones with mid to high-mid specs. Now the refreshed A series just looks like a clone of the S series....provoking the thought that the S series has 5 variants in all rather than just two. And using Marshmallow out of the box as a selling point is just fragmentation rearing its ugly head. I really thought the refreshed A series would run Marshmallow but I guess Sammy held off because of the imminent S7 launch. This is sad really. It shows that they do not have confidence in their upcoming S7 flagship or else why hold Marshmallow back on new phones released this year before the S7? if Marshmallow was launched in January then I could be ok with this move but Marshmallow is already a few months old. So really sad on Sammy's part. Didn't expect this. Also manufacturers need to step up their game in terms of updates and out of the box software because Google is going to be launching a major update every year now so we might actually reach a point when Android N is out and majority of us are still stuck on Android K (KitKat). Also it does not help that manufacturers void warranty if you root your device to install latest custom roms based on newer Android versions. And Google needs to take steps as well to ensure manufacturers keep the people happy with immediate updates or else what's the point of developing an Android version every year when let's say said not more than 1% of sais populous won't be using it? Updates and newer versions will lose their charm and this may lead to customer migration to other platforms both established and upcoming. Have A Nice Day!
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:43 AM 10
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Then it will be priced similarly or even more than the S or Note series.
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:14 AM 0
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Samsung is notorious of launching phones at steep price tags, but quickly slashes the prices after quater or two.
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:23 AM 6
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That's a beautiful phone. I don't know why they can't try to apply these design cues to a slightly less graceful looking (comparatively speaking to this) flagship counterpart the Galaxy S portfolio. They use clunkier bezels
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:16 AM 2
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Have to agree, A series has IMO best design right now, although S6 looks similiar I don't like it but A look gorgeous. Please Sammy, bring Galaxy Alpha 2 :3 With sd slot
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:19 AM 4
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Samsung phone at launch 600$ After 6 months 200$ .
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 11:28 AM 4
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