Samsung announces the Galaxy A9 Pro: Marshmallow, 6-inch display, 5000 mAh battery & 4 GB of RAM

Samsung announces the Galaxy A9 Pro: Marshmallow, 6-inch display, 5000 mAh battery & 4 GB of RAM
Samsung rarely takes a break from the business of releasing new smartphones. Following the recent announcement and subsequent roll-out of the Galaxy S7 duo, Sammy has just unveiled the Galaxy A9 Pro. Info pertaining to the device has continued to trickle out over the past couple of months, and now, finally, the Korean outfit has begun selling the handset in China. 

The broad Galaxy A line of smartphones is Samsung's answer to the demand for stylish mid-range handsets that can still pump out a decent performance. The firm has already released the 2016 editions of the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, the details of which are rounded up in this article. The Galaxy A9 Pro is at the very top of this middle-tier collective, and judging by its tech. specs, isn't too far off what many would deem a high-end device. 

As mentioned in our previous coverage, the A9 Pro packs a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 display. Under the hood, there's Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, the same chip that may be used in scaled-down, cheaper editions of the LG G5 and HTC 10. The Galaxy A9 Pro also gets a very handsome 4 GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. There's also 32 GB of on-board storage which, thankfully, can be expanded by means of the microSD slot.

Along with the generous dose of RAM, Samsung hasn't messed about with regard to the A9 Pro's battery life, either. Though sheer capacity isn't the only measure of how long a device's lights will stay on in real-world usage, the 5000 mAh juice pack should help the A9 Pro to go the distance. 

From a software aspect, the Galaxy A9 Pro runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and is also treated to Samsung's TouchWiz UX overlay.

The device is now available to the Chinese market at the cost of 3599 Yuan ($540). There are no shiny press images available at the moment, though recent FFC and TENAA certification of the device suggests that its profile is largely unchanged from the preceding Galaxy A9, as seen below.


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Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(33h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A Galaxy Mega successor?

13. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yes, but no. The Mega series was seriously under powered & spec'd with terrible build quality. By comparison this would almost be a High-End 'currently owned by Lenova' Motorola phone.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you're saying this can't be the upgrade to the Mega? Geez. Samsung has up[dated the build quality of all its devices.

23. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I don't think Samsungs build was ever bad......... just because it wasn't aluminum doesn't mean it was bad....my s5 was one tough cookie

2. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

see Apple? THis is how it's done.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Tim Cook: "Only a Gorilla (Notably King Kong) would find it wieldable..."

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Holy F**K. Samsung is killing it with larger batteries! Waiting for the battery test

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@yoosufmuneer Language...

10. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Ha ha ha... The Captain America of PA. Or should i call you Captain Arena?

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'm sorry GreenMan. Blame the battery capacity for that!

4. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Insta - buy!

7. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

maybe ill beat the s6 actives battery !!! that is massive

8. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I would like a phone with these specs for $199 unlocked.

9. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Lol me too. But its never coming from Samsung. Maybe Elephone and Ulefone one day but definitely not Samsung.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 04, 2015

Then buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro. It's basically the same thing with a smaller 5.5" screen and a 4,000mah battery with 3gb ram and 32gb rom for about $230.

24. Obie-Wan

Posts: 108; Member since: May 24, 2012

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro uses SD 650 tho...

27. TheOracle1

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 04, 2015

The SD650 is plenty powerful and the $300 savings is significant.

19. Rocket

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I would pay $500 if support usa bands?

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

at that price its better to get S6 edge plus, S6 active, or something, lol

26. Rocket

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They dont have 5000 mah batteries

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The fact that is actually had a decent processor unlike the 2016 A's devices makes it even better. I hope that GSMArena review this or at least for a battery test.

14. ruben_2s

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

You have to be kidding... Phonearena's tests are very unreliable. Do not believe a word of what they say, specially on battery life tests. Better wait for gsmarema to test the a9 pro.

15. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This interests me more than the S7 Edge. Will this be sold in the US?

17. TechieXP

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Awesome, this is the 6S Plus killer to be honset, More RAM, better camera and look and design and build, more RAM, bigger battery, Samsung is not as rich as Apple yet Samsung is making better devices, WAKE up sheep!

18. Rocket

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Sweet bring it to usa asap pls.

21. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I view A9 series like mini-tablets. 5000mah would be very good for games and media consumption. The only thing I complain with A9s is their slippery bodies and sharp unchamfered sides.

25. dazed1

Posts: 787; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

6" instant pass

28. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

That's great to see phone with 5000 mAh .. I hope Note 6 will be with tha same battery or better than this

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

Keep hoping, but it won't happen though.

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