Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro allegedly in the making: a high-end, extra-large smartphone?


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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38 Comments

1. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Looks like iphone 6s plus.

2. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Not really

10. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Because it says Samsung on front.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Huh? Because it rocks Sammy's design language! Try harder.

25. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Samsungs design language is apples.

26. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Huh? Then by that logic, Apple's design language is HTC's! Yet, your logic is WRONG! Have a look at the Samsung Ativ S.

12. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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!

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Are you the one to tell Samsung on how their A series should be? If the A9 Pro is pointless to you, your point of view doesn't matter.

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

"your point of view doesn't matter." Congratulations, you just got cvnt of the year award

24. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I was gonna say that you meant to say fanboy, but there actually is no difference between a fanboy and what u just called him lel

27. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

A point of view is based on personal preference, and which is 100% subjective. It varies from one to another. Call me whatever you want, it doesn't matter neither! SMH

23. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The iphones have much thicker bezels and dont look as slick.

30. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The resemblance is uncanny, however, the back is a different story.

35. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Not even close. Look at the bezels and comment. This looks much better.

36. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1264; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

It has NO giant bezels, so it doesn't look like 6s+

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Then it will be priced similarly or even more than the S or Note series.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Samsung is notorious of launching phones at steep price tags, but quickly slashes the prices after quater or two.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So True.

4. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

"Another One." - DJ Khaled (2015)

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah, I'll be excited about an Alpha 2! The Alpha was hot, but too small for me to hop on it.

21. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The S6 is too round, and the bezels are too big.

33. .PRADA.

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 23, 2016

The S6 should've looked like the Alpha or A9pro design.

9. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Samsung phone at launch 600$ After 6 months 200$ .

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It depends on the type of phone. The Note 4 still doesn't cost $200.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$200? what phone is that?

34. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You can't even get a new in box s4 for that

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Definitely not necessary.

17. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I can't think of any Samsung phone that comes close to that claim.

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