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After the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 editions were confirmed, it is now seemingly the turn of the Galaxy A9 (2017). New reports have hinted at the existence of a metal-clad Galaxy A9 (2017).

As per a GSMArena report, which quoted Chinese social networking site Weibo, folks at Samsung are currently hard at work on the Galaxy A9 (2017). This smartphone is also rumoured to be the successor to the Galaxy A9 (2016) and the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) smartphones that are currently official.

However, the Weibo report failed to mention vital technical details about the purported Galaxy A9 (2017), such as the key specifications and pricing; but what is known at this point is the fact that the Galaxy A9 (2017) edition bears model number SM-A9200.

Nonetheless, rumour mills are currently rife about the technical specifications of the Galaxy A9 (2017). If these are anything to go by, then the next-gen Galaxy A9 will feature the below key hardware aspects:

  • 6-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Dual SIM-card support
  • 8 MP front camera
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C connectivity
  • 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charging capabilities