The Samsung Galaxy A series gets a whole lot bigger with the A9


UPDATE: Added a hands-on video comparing the Galaxy A9 and a Galaxy A7.

Typical of Samsung, you won’t expect them to settle with just 3 models for its new Galaxy A series for 2016. A new model that’s larger than its current Galaxy A8 has just surfaced online and it’s called the Galaxy A9.


The device isn’t announced officially yet, but the promo images and the specs for the Galaxy A9 have been leaked online. The full HD display remains a Super AMOLED unit and it is purported to be running on a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 620 Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM.

Accompanying its bigger screen is a larger 4,000mAh capacity battery. It isn’t confirmed yet but word has it that it could be used to charge other devices via USB OTG as seen on most recent smartphones with larger batteries.


It also gets the same 13MP f/1.9 shooter with OIS as the rest, however the front gets an upgrade to 8MP for higher resolution selfie shots. On-board storage is said to be atleast 32GB with the option to expand further with microSD. The home button also comes with an integrated fingerprint scanner which can be used for Samsung Pay.

The Galaxy A9 is expected to be available in China by end of this month or early January next year with an estimated price tag of 3,000CNY (about RM2,000).






Alexander Wong