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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

The long-rumoured Galaxy A9 has reportedly passed the statutory telecommunication certification hinting that the device launch is just around the corner.

American government-owned FCC (Federal Communication Commission) has granted certification to Samsung device (SM-A9000) Galaxy A9, thus, clearing decks for the launch of the phone in the US, reported Phone Arena.

There is no word on when the device will finally see the light of the day, but if history is taken as any indication, Samsung is most likely to unveil it by this month-end or early January. After passing telecommunication certification, it usually takes two or three weeks for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to officially unveil them.

We believe Samsung might use the world renowned trade fair CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016, which is set to kick off on 6 January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Expected features of Samsung Galaxy A9:

As per previous reports, Galaxy A9 is expected to sport a massive 6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and run on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop powered by 1.8GHz Snapdragon 620 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip) with Adreno 510 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and 4000 mAh battery.

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It is also expected to house 13MP camera with OIS (Optical image stabilization), f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle snapper at the front. Stay tuned for more updates.