It is becoming like a tradition for Samsung to release its budget and mid-range devices first in China before spreading its wings to other markets. That was the case with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016). Other devices like the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C5 are yet to be released outside China, but it appears to be just a matter of time before it happens.
The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), which was released in China in March this year, is very likely to be released in several markets, including India, soon. Tablety (via GSMArena) has reported that the the device has received Wi-Fi certification from WiFi Alliance (WFA), strongly hinting that it could hit international markets soon.
The report went on to claim that the dual-SIM model of the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) has also been certified by Wi-Fi, and that a Polish retailer has already started taking pre-orders for the device. So, it appears like the device will be released in Europe in the next few weeks.
A Samsung device with model number SM-A910F, believed to be the international version of the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) has also been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India. So, it wouldn't come as a surprise if the device is released in India.
The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) was released in China a couple of months ago and is priced at 3,499 Yuan (around $533 / Rs. 36,000). It sports a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (367 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocking at 1.8GHz and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI out of the box.
The device comes packed with a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 4GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and a 5,000mAh battery.