As of right now we don’t have the entire list of specifications, though the ones we do know are pretty nice. The Galaxy A9 sports a 6.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a newly-renamed octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32 gigabytes of on-board storage, microSD card expansion up to 128GB and dual-SIM card support. It also has a 13MP rear camera with OIS, 8MP front camera, a pretty big 4,000mAh battery and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. In typical Samsung fashion, there’s also a home button-mounted fingerprint sensor that brings along support for Samsung Pay. It will also ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board.
We aren’t entirely sure why this device is launching with Android 5.1 Lollipop as opposed to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as Google announced the latest version of its OS way back in May of this year. Also, the display might not be at a high enough resolution for some folks out there, but we’re hoping the price point makes up for these two potential caveats.
While the phone is finally official, we still have no information on pricing or availability. We’re assuming this device will start hitting store shelves in China sometime very soon. What are your thoughts? If the price is right, do you see yourself carrying around the Galaxy A9? Let us know what you think in the comments.