South Korean smartphone manufacturing giants, Samsung, has unveiled a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A9.
There had been rumors of an impending release of the smartphone and Samsung’s Iran website have posted the device online, revealing some of the smartphone’s specs and possible release date.
The phone is touted to be the successor of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and is expected to be released on December 1, 2015.
The phone comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED touchsceen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snpadragon 620 processor which is further coupled with 3GB of RAM.
With this feature, the smartphone will execute applications seamlessly and won’t have difficulty in running games with heavy graphics. With the amount of RAM on the device, it won’t lag when in use and will also offer excellent multitasking abilities.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card if more memory is needed.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 packs an amazing 16 megapixel primary camera on the rear for taking pictures of high quality. A 5 megapixel front shooter adorns its front. This is expected to capture great selfies and give a fantastic video calling experience.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 runs Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box and might include a skin as preferred by Samsung.
The smartphone has dual SIM slots (GSM and GSM), which is made to accept two Nano-SIMs.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G.
Sensors on the Samsung Galaxy A9 phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
The Iran listing didn’t reveal how much the device will cost but a Zauba report says six units of a device with model number SM-A9000, each with a price tag of Rs 23,402 (about 70,000 Naira) arrived Bangalore, India from South Korea for “R&D purpose & evaluation & not for retail sale.”
This price is expected to change when the phone hits the stores.