Samsung Galaxy A9: Reviewed in Detail, Compared to the Galaxy A9 Pro which is Expected to Launch Sometime This Year, More Details

Samsung was originally expected to unveil the much-awaited Galaxy A9 back in December 2015, although, they never quite managed to meet the deadline. However, latest rumors suggest that Samsung has made quite a few upgrades to the original device, which was recently featured in GFXBench.

Rumors claim that Samsung is working on a 5.5-inch handset, and even though the major details are yet to be revealed, a few floating speculations suggest that the SM-A9100 is likely to feature 4GB of RAM.

Samsung is also enabling MicroSD Card support on the A9 Pro, which was missing in the original device that launched last year. As a result, the Pro tag separates the older variant from the new model. This policy is currently being employed by most of the major smartphone manufacturers around the globe, including Apple, who are about to reveal the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus!

Some of the other interesting features on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro includes a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU along with an Adreno 510 GPU. Samsung plans on showcasing the device after the Mobile World Congress 2016 since the event will be primarily focused on the Galaxy S7 and the S7 EDGE, their flagship smartphones.

If you are still wondering what the Galaxy A9 Pro could be like, you could go through the specs of the Galaxy A9 for a closer view.

The older variant featured a 6.0-inch AMOLED display and was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor.

It featured a 3GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The device was powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, with 32GB of built-in storage capacity, which was upgradable to 128GB via an SD Card and featured a 13MP primary camera alongside an 8MP secondary lens.

Samsung has carried down its flagship design on the Galaxy A9, hence, it is hardly surprising if you find the device uncannily similar to the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S6. Samsung has brought on board he fantastic build quality of the premium edge smartphones on the A9 along with the dual layer Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panels that are held in place by a metal frame.

Design-wise there are a few tricks that help differentiate the A9 from the premium-range devices such as the less rounded corners and the angular look and feel of the device. However, Samsung has also failed to include the premium features such as the heart-rate monitor and the S-Pen in the Galaxy A9.

Even though Samsung has reduced the overall thickness of the device, using the smartphone with one hand is still a stretch. The Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts of vibrant and saturated colors, great viewing angles and deep blacks.

Quad HD being the staple from Samsung, the loyalists were turned down by the lower quality display on the A9, although, the Full HD feature more than made up for the absence. Under the hood, The Galaxy A9 saw the return of Qualcomm, with the device being powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 652.

The device features 3GB of RAM and sports the Adreno 510 GPU. Performance-wise, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is similar to the Note 5 and manages to surpass the Galaxy S6, which is truly surprising.

The A9 is easy to use while gaming is of pure fun on the device! However, experts believed that the Samsung Galaxy A9 suffered from software optimization, which was later taken care of by the Koran tech giant.

In terms of the hardware, the Samsung Galaxy A9 features dual-SIM connectivity along with NFC and a built-in 32 GB storage. The device features external storage options of up to 128 GB, which is a welcome change from Samsung’s old policy.