Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro specs leak: 4GB RAM, 6-inch display and Android Marshmallow

With the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge having finally entered the fray at Mobile World Congress, it's rather difficult to concentrate on Samsung's moves away from the forthcoming flagship range. As we know only too well, though, Sammy likes to maintain a broad, varied ensemble of smartphones to appease every taste. Enter the Galaxy A9 Pro, a device that has been spotted on a number of occasions, most recently en route from Samsung's native Korea to India for R&D purposes. Now, thanks to AnTuTu benchmark details that have popped up through Weibo, we have a solid idea of its specs. 

Given the purported naming, it's reasonable to assume that the Galaxy A9 Pro will be an improved edition of the standard Galaxy A9. Rolled out at the turn of the year, the A9 boasts a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 display, 3 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel main camera and an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, among other features. Per these new benchmarks, the Pro model will be of similar stock throughout, though buyers can expect an extra gig of RAM and a 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper. Where the current A9 boasts a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies, the A9 Pro will be furnished with an 8-megapixel camera that will presumably offer improved performance. 

With the specs of the Galaxy A9 Pro now seemingly nailed on, all that remains is the small matter of the release. As you may have noticed, the new handset will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, which means that the A9 Pro will almost certainly drop after the all-new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Seeing as the flagship duo is being slated as the first Samsung to run Marshmallow off the bat, there's just no way that Samsung would upstage its latest and greatest devices with this apparent Galaxy A9 refresh. 

source: Weibo via SamMobile

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32 Comments

1. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

:le sigh: I realize most think 6" is too big for a phone, but I love mine & wish there were more "quality" ones still being made by some of the larger manufacturers.

3. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Crappy mid series Cpu,..

4. Unordinary unregistered

Stop hating. It's a nice phone

10. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Snapdragon 6series, I thought this would have the S830.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Again, its not a Flashship phone. Why would you expect a flagship GPU/COU to be used in a mid-ranged phone. You need to understand Samsung phones. The "J" series is the low end. The "A" series is the mid-range and the "S" and Note are the top dogs.

21. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I know Techie, thanks. I was wondering a new super pro phone with S830. Or the Kirin950. Rubbish crappy mid specs.

27. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

820 yo.

30. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

The S820 is just released and you're thinking S830 wil be out already?

19. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

830 eh? Wow thats highend

13. dazed1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You have no clue LOL, S652 is very fast.

22. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Lol I have no clue? My Note4, Z5, G4 are all rooted and overclocked. It's still a pos mid range Cpu.

31. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

So what do you need the S830 for that the S820 can't do then?

32. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Touchwiz. It fails to keep up.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well its a mid-ranged phone. It's not the "S"...right?

18. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Its more than enough for your needs...

8. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I agree. I'm still waiting on a 6 inch 2-4k phone with top tier specs. Most people will argue 4k is overkill, but for VR it's not. Still waiting...

2. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Sorry to interrupt, but Sony had the best phones at MWC. Drops mic...

5. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

thanks for the joke...I was feeling a bit down today

9. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Lol, they would have it the went ahead and announced the Z5 Ultra!

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh how you are dreaming.

12. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Sony make believe so i guess am but being honest the XA is sexy for midrange and the XP is a better all around device vomite compared to galaxy iphone 7 and lg g5 new Walle phone.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This basically the modern day Galaxy Mega

25. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Much better specs though.

7. Rizera

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Knowning Samsung as we do, this phone is probably going to cost an arm and a leg. My guess is 599 euro.

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I didn't know that an arm and a leg of yours is so cheap

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Gimme 6.3 note6 with dedicated camera button already. And full remote high end earphones in the box. Im growing roots here...

17. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Btw a9 pro looks much better than s7 ...

20. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I also prefer this squared off slimmer profile over the oval overly done curves of the s7's. I want to hold a sleek pro looking phone, not a bar of soap! Lol.

23. fyah_king unregistered

$459 and it's mine!

24. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Honestly I would really appreciate having a phablet, like this one, for example. I really do not like the phone + tablet combo at this moment, so it would be really nice to have a 2 in 1 alternative, eyyy. I'm sick of my iPhone 5s and it's tiny display, and I can't take my tablet everywhere as I go (also I have to charge twice as many devices, aaand I often forget to do it for either of the devices, it's a bummer)

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