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[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (SM-A910F) gets Bluetooth certification; international variant launch expected soon. In Picture: Samsung storeReuters

After launching the mid-range Galaxy A9 Pro in China in March 2016, Samsung is doing the ground work to release the metal-clad phablet in the global market.

Samsung's Galaxy A9 Pro model – SM-A910F/DS, understood to be the international model — has received certifications from Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group), Tablety, a Poland-based technology blog reported, citing the official document.

The revelation comes just days after the same device got the nod from Wi-Fi Alliance. Usually, smartphones get released in a matter of weeks after getting certification from telecommunication agencies and other regulatory bodies. So Samsung's Galaxy A9 Pro (SM-A910F) series is most likely to make its global debut by the end of June, if not earlier.

For the uninitiated, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro sports 6.0-inch full HD super AMOLED display and comes packed with Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a massive 5000mAh battery.

In China, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) costs 3,499 Yuan (around $540 / Rs. 35,800) and is expected to be priced in the same range when launched in other markets.

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 shield
  • Pixel 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
RAM 4GB
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 recording
  • Front: 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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