After weeks of various rumors and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has officially been announced, at least in China. Most of the leaked specs were right on the money for the top of the line in the A series, which is somewhere in between the flagship and the midrange line for the South Korean OEM. The new smartphone was announced during a press conference in Beijing. However, availability and pricing was not mentioned at that time or if it will be available in other markets (which it probably will).

The Samsung Galaxy A9 has a 6-inch FullHD AMOLED display with minimal side bezels and it is 2.74mm in width. It runs on a Snapdragon 652 (formerly called S620) and has 3GB RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB but unlike the new flagships, it supports microSD cards to expand the storage. When it comes to imaging, it has a 13MP main camera with a wide f/1.9 aperture and OIS while the front-facing one is 8MP with the same lens spec.

The battery has 4000mAh capacity but in case it runs out, you don’t have much to worry about (if you have an outlet nearby) because it has QuickCharge support. It also has fingerprint support so it will be able to have Samsung Pay, making it the first non-flagship Samsung device to do so. Unfortunately, it only comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and not yet Marshmallow, but for sure, it will be upgraded soon.

What we’re waiting for now is how much the Samsung Galaxy A9 will be, although they are looking at something around 3,000 yuan which may be $460. We will also await an announcement on when it will be released both in China and in other regions.

SOURCE: My Drivers