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A man using his mobile phone walks past a Samsung Electronics shop in the company's main office building in central Seoul.Reuters file

Several mobile phone makers are expected to announce their products at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES 2016) which is scheduled to start on 6 January. Samsung has reportedly sent out press invites for its event at CES, sparking off speculations that it might announce a few products, including the much-awaited Galaxy A9.

It was earlier reported that the Samsung Galaxy A9 might be released by the end of this year but it could be pushed to next year.

Samsung has scheduled a press conference from 14:00 to 14:45 PM on 5 January, a day before CES 2016 kicks off. The company hasn't revealed the products it will announce at the event but it wouldn't come as a surprise if the Galaxy A9 is announced at the event, reported GforGames

A device with model number SM-A9000, believed to be the Galaxy A9, was earlier spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India. The device, that was sent from South Korea to India for "R&D purpose & evaluation & not for retail sale," comes with a price tag of Rs 23,402 (which is expected to change when it hits the stores). 

The website didn't reveal anything about the release of the upcoming device but has given a hint that its launch is not far off.

It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy A7 will sport a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) and come with a metal-clad body like its predecessor, the Galaxy A8. Under the hoods, it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor clocking at 1.8 GHz, Adreno 510 graphics engine, 32 GB inbuilt storage expandable by up to 128 GB via microSD card, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP main camera and 5 MP front snapper.

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