People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo
[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro may not release outside Asian markets. In Picture: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Samsung's most powerful Galaxy A series phone, the Galaxy A9 Pro, made its global debut in China in late March. Just a few weeks ago, it got released in Malaysia, leading many to believe that the Samsung phablet will soon be made available in all international markets.

It has now come to light that Samsung does not have any such plans. The company is expected to retail the Galaxy A9 Pro only in select markets and might never sell outside Asia, SamMobile reported.

The good news is that the Galaxy A9 Pro will soon be made available in Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand.

Will Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro come to India?

So far, there is no official word on whether Samsung will release Galaxy A9 Pro in India or not, but we believe the phablet will hit stores in the country sooner or later.

India is world's second biggest and also the fastest growing smartphone market. Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy A9 Pro here as the Indian market has enough demand in the phablet segment.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched a 6.4-inch Mi Max in India in June and during the first flash sale conducted last week, it got sold in no time.

Even Samsung's 7.0-inch Galaxy J Max is confirmed to hit Indian stores for Rs.13,400 later this month. There is a possibility that the South Korean company may launch Galaxy A9 Pro as a top-end variant of Galaxy J Max.

Samsung Galaxy J Max
Samsung Galaxy J MaxRohit KVN/ IBTimes India

Read more: Samsung unveils Galaxy J2 (2016), Galaxy J Max with TST technology in India

Stay tuned for more updates.

Key features of Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro:

Model Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Display 6.0-inch full HD super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shieldPixel density: around 367 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8976) 652 octa-core (4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 + 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
GPU Adreno 510
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
Camera Main: 16MP camera with ½.8-inch sensor, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, HDR, full HD video recordingFront: 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, full HD video recording
Battery 5000mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM nano slots (separate model), Finger-print sensor, Bluetooth (v4.1), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), GLONASS, A-GPS, FM Radio,
Colours Champagne gold, midnight black, pearl white, pink,
Price (in China) ¥3,499 Yuan (around $540 / Rs. 35,800)
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