Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro officially unveiled as the manufacturer's first phone with 6GB of RAM
posted by Mihai A. / Oct 21, 2016, 9:04 AM
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.
Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014
When you thought 6gb ram is a beast device until you saw snap653
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:10 AM 5
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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..
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:19 AM 2
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6GB will blow you away. Looks like an explosive upgrade from the Galaxy C4.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:14 AM 4
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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!
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 3:45 PM 1
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"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.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:20 AM 7
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Great specs with an average gpu..!
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:38 AM 0
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What major reason is there for someone to buy this over the $400 oneplus 3?
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:44 AM 0
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"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.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 9:49 AM 0
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"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.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 11:07 AM 4
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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.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 11:24 AM 0
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It's almost common to know Samsung>Chinese brands in price.. Does that make all buy Chinese branded phones? No.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 11:35 AM 1
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Will it explode??????????????????????????????
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 12:30 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 3:29 PM 1
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