The latest handset in Samsung’s A series of smartphones has definitely been making waves in the news as of late. The phone is expected to be unveiled with the A9 moniker and it’s also the direct successor to the Galaxy A8.
Earlier this week, we covered details on the Samsung Galaxy A9 (was already being shipped to India for evaluation purposes); And just yesterday, the latest update on the A9 suggests its certification by Bluetooth SIG.
Bluetooth SIG certification is usually one of the last steps manufacturers pass through before releasing a new smartphone. The device was seen on the Bluetooth SIG database with the same model number ”SM-A9000” (as seen in our previous article) as that posted on AnTuTu’s benchmark as well as the Indian import and export tracking website, Zauba.
The Bluetooth SIG certification did not reveal much detail about the smartphone, so we are still unsure if it will sport a 5.5-inch display as reported by AnTuTu or a larger 6.0-inch screen as we saw on Zauba. The handset should, however, feature an FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution.
Also, based on the leaked pieces of information we have acquired so far, the Galaxy A9 will be powered by a Snapdragon 620 Octa-core processor (which is confirmed by the benchmark score below), alongside an Adreno 510 graphics chip, which should work efficiently with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
What’s more, the device should come fully equipped with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out-of-the-box and it is also expected to feature a 16MP main camera configuration that will support 4K video (also rumored to be rotatable).
We can also expect the phone to feature a fully metallic-clad exterior like the rest of the devices in the A series, and at present, there is still no information on the battery capacity of the handset and its pricing.
With a release date set for December 3, more details are expected to flood in and we will bring you up to speed once we find out more on the device.