Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro officially unveiled as the manufacturer's first phone with 6GB of RAM


Following a series of rumors and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro has just become official a few minutes ago in China, which appears the only market that will receive the phone. Although the new Galaxy C9 Pro is definitely not a smartphone that can rival the iPhone 7 or replace the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, the handset stands out as Samsung's first smartphone to feature 6GB of RAM.

The display of the new Samsung Galaxy C9 is a 6-inch panel running at a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels.

On the inside beats the heart of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 653 chipset, a SoC that integrates an octa-core CPU consisting out of four blazing-fast ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four additional low-power ARM Cortex-A53 Cores. The Snapdragon 653 also integrates an Adreno 510 GPU. Overall, we're expecting to see pretty decent performance levels coming out of the Snapdragon 653, especially so for an upper mid-range device. 

When it comes to the design, the metal-build Galaxy C9 Pro appears to be a mix between the design language that Samsung adopts with most of its Galaxy phones, although we can definitely see some resemblance to Huawei's Mate phones as well as to Oppo's new R9 Plus.



In the memory department, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro features 6GB of RAM as well as 64GB of integrated storage space. If that's not enough storage space for the user's needs, a microSD card slot is there to the rescue.

As far as the imaging department is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy C9 is equipped with 16MP cameras on both the front and the back. Both lenses feature a wide f1.9 aperture.

Keeping the lights on is a 4,000mAh battery. The capacity is higher than on most smartphones, but the extra power consumption that a large 6-inch panel entails will probably translate into average battery life overall.

Other features include a fingerprint sensor embedded the home button, stereo speakers at the top and bottom, USB Type-C, a pair of 4G LTE SIM slots, as well as a Hi-Fi audio codec made by Cirrus. Furthermore, the Galaxy C9 Pro also comes with Samsung Pay, the technology that allows users to pay for goods and services with their phones on both NFC or MSFT terminals.

On the software side, Samsung's new Galaxy C9 will run Android 6.0.1 out of the box, with the company's own TouchWiz UX layer on top. 

The Galaxy C9 Pro comes in Gold and Rose Gold (both white a white front) and is priced at the equivalent of about 470 US dollars.


source: Samsung

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Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, Octa-core, 1950 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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28 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

When you thought 6gb ram is a beast device until you saw snap653

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Why the hell do they do that? What is the point of 6 gb of RAM and a SD 653....like putting a turbo charger on a 4 cylinder..

7. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Don't knock a turbocharged 4 banger. My '13 Genesis Coupe can run with n/a V6 and V8

8. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

How about you noobs educate your self before spreading BS about 653? its almost on the same level as S820, QC had to gimp it down to not let it pass S820.

26. andrewkb

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 04, 2016

lol evo 8 has a 2 liter 4 banger and can reliably make 700hp

27. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

More like a supercharger on a 2-cycle engine... :)

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

6GB will blow you away. Looks like an explosive upgrade from the Galaxy C4.

23. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Sorry to disappoint, but no, it will not set your fruity colored hair on fire! C9 is just A9 in metal case. A9 has been out since beginning of 2016 in many regions and not a single incident of any kind!

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

this is gonna be tha bomb.....i'm blown away with this

4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

i head the battery life will blow away d competitors out of water

6. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

"The capacity is higher than on most smartphones, but the extra power consumption that a large 6-inch panel entails will probably translate into average battery life overall" ~~ idi0ts at phonearea battery testing team.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it's AMOLED, then the size doesn't make a difference in power consumption. Is this a Ray S. article?

9. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

Great specs with an average gpu..!

13. peace247 unregistered

that avg gpu can easily drive a full hd display and also play any game easily. Heck even the sd 625 in my zenfone 3 runs like champ.

10. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

What major reason is there for someone to buy this over the $400 oneplus 3?

12. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Availability

14. peace247 unregistered

maybe double or triple battery life

17. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Much larger screen and battery.

11. Junito

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

"Keeping the lights on is a 4,000mAh battery". Yeah...if you are not careful it might do more than just keep the lights on. It might blow the entire grid.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"if you are not careful it might do more than just keep the lights on. It might blow the entire grid." You're trying too hard, bruh... But try getting some new material, as your joke/rant is kinda outdated, actually.

22. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Sorry to disappoint, but no, it will not blow up your house! C9 is just A9 in metal case. A9 has been out since beginning of 2016 in many regions and not a single incident of any kind!

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

And it's still overpriced against any other Chinese branded Snapdragon 653 equivalents later on. ffs the A9 Pro here in Malaysia are at about 1+3 and Axon 7 prices.

18. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

It's almost common to know Samsung>Chinese brands in price.. Does that make all buy Chinese branded phones? No.

25. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

All? No. But also is there a need for Samsung to shoot themselves in the foot needlessly this way? A definite no...

19. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Will it explode??????????????????????????????

21. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Sorry to disappoint, but no, it will not start fire in your pants! C9 is just A9 in metal case. A9 has been out since beginning of 2016 in many regions and not a single incident of any kind!

20. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You say that can't compete with the iPhone 7 but it certainly can on design. It is a 6" phone but I bet it isn't much bigger than the iphone 7 plus. It also has the same resolution screen that's Amoled which is much better than apples screen tech despite what phonearena keep saying (why do you think Apple are switching to Amoled?). I would choose pretty much ANY Amoled screen over LCD specially if it is a samsung one. Pretty sure the 16mp f1.9 front camera will give it a run or its money too.

28. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Keep sucking on ur dreams.....

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