Over the past month, multiple leaks have revealed Samsung’s second-gen Galaxy A-series smartphones. Along with the second-gen Galaxy A-series smartphones, Samsung is also going to add a new member to the family, the Galaxy A9. This device was recently spotted in leaked benchmark, and now it has shown up on an official Samsung website. That’s right. Samsung’s Iranian website has listed the smartphone with most of its key specs and a December 1 release date.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy A9 will be the most impressive of all the Galaxy A-series smartphone, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that it will be the new flagship Galaxy A-series device. Surprisingly, the Galaxy A9 will feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. We were actually expecting it to sport a display larger than 5.7-inches as the previous top-end Galaxy A-series smartphone the A8 includes a 5.7-inch display.
In terms of performance, the Galaxy A9 will definitely be the most impressive Galaxy A-series flagship yet, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 octa-core chipset under its hood. The next-gen mid-range SoC from Qualcomm comes with four ARM Cortex-A72 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The graphics are handled by the Adreno 510 GPU, which does support 4K video as well. Along with the powerful chipset, the Galaxy A9 will also include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. A microSD card slot is also going to be offered, for further expansion in future.
At the back, the smartphone will feature a 16MP rear camera with 1080p video recording capability. For capturing selfies, you will find a 5MP shooter on the front. Connectivity wise, you can expect the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone is expected to include a metal build and will come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop installed out of the box. Color options listed on the Samsung Iran website include Black, White, and Gold.
While we cannot be sure, it is very likely that the other Galaxy A-series devices such as the second-generation Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, and the Galaxy A8 could also be officially unveiled by Samsung on the 1st of December.