Also known as the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), this beast is an upgrade of the Galaxy A9 launched few months ago. The phablet comes with a larger battery, greater RAM and improved rear-facing camera.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro flaunts similar premium design as the Galaxy A9. The body is fashioned out of glass and metal while offering pleasant curves in all the right places. The phablet comes in white and gold colour variants.
The Galaxy A9 pro retains with awesome 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels for immersive content viewing. The touchscreen features 2.5D curved glass.
You get an improved rear-facing camera on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. It comes with a more robust 16-megapixel with LED flash and optical image stabilisation (OIS) for better shot-taking.
Selfie lovers still get the same powerful 8-megapixel selfie camera with palm selfie mode, wide selfie mode and other modes to enhance capture of awesome selfies. The camera app can be quickly activated by a double-press of the Home button.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro carries an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, which is the same as the Snapdragon 620 used on the Galaxy A9.
The 64-bit chip is given better support by 4 GB of RAM to enable it deliver sturdy performance.
The 1.8GHz CPU is married to an Adreno 510 GPU holding promise of smooth gaming. The phablet still offers 32 GB expandable storage.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which some may consider a bit of disappointment at a time like this.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 was already equipped with an awesome battery with a capacity of 4,000mAh; its Pro version takes things further.
The newer behemoth packs in a 5,000mAh juicer, which you would readily expect to support longer hours of use.
The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro features a fingerprint sensor, nestled in its Home button. Connectivity features include USB 2.0, Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi. Also expect 4G LTE to be part of the package.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N100,000 to N150,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro:
- Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.8 GHz, ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.4GHz
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 510
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Rose-gold, White
- Dimension: 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 201 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi)
- Display Protection: One Glass Solution
- Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HID
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Polymer 5000 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –