Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) was released in March 2016, but it was an Asian exclusive until now. The international version has finally arrived in Europe and it was spotted in a Romanian store with a price of 485 Euro. As for Galaxy C9 Pro, which was launched in November, it will reach the India shelves on January 18, but it’s not known how much it will cost.
Let’s start with Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), which is a mid-range smartphone with a glass and metal design that runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. The phone measures 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm, it weights 210 grams and has Gorilla Glass 4 on top of the massive 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen. It’s powered by an octa core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor supported by a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset and backed by an Adreno 510 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
Also, it has an internal memory of 32GB, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card and the giant 5000mAh non-removable battery promises to deliver up to 33 hours of talk time over 3G. As for the cameras, the primary one supports a resolution of 16MP and offers features such as autofocus, OIS and LED flash, while the front facing camera will take excellent selfies, as its resolution of 8MP produces high quality pictures.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro was firstly released in China and now it’s heading to India, where it will cost more than the Galaxy A9 Pro, because it has slightly better specs. The body is covered in metal and there are three rows of horizontal lines at the top and bottom of the back. Its screen also measures 6-inch and supports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, but the battery has a smaller capacity of 4000mAh.
As for the cameras, both support 16MP and the primary one offers phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, while the chipset is newer, as Samsung has used a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 653 that’s powered by an octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor.
There won’t be any problems with rich graphics apps and games and they will run without any lags, as the device supports 6GB of RAM. The good news is that the internal storage is expandable, in case 64GB isn’t enough for you to store pics, videos or music. Soon, the phablet will be available in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.