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Samsung Electronics has announced the release of its Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) in China, reports Chinese website MyDriver (via PhoneArena). The device is powered by a mammoth 5,000mAh battery, which should last for more than one day. 

The release of the Galaxy A9 Pro (SM-A9100) was expected as it has been weeks since it was cleared by two major telecommunication authorities – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, TENAA.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) sports a 6-inch full-HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (367 ppi pixel density) and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI out of the box. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocking at 1.8GHz and comes packed with a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and a 4GB RAM. It mounts a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash, and an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) costs 3,499 Yuan (around $540 / Rs. 35,800), as against the Galaxy A9 (2016), which is priced at 3,199 Yuan. The new device is expected to hit the stores in China next month. It joins the list of recent products released by Samsung, including its flagship device, the Galaxy S7, and a few mid-range products. The company still has a few devices, including the Galaxy Note 6, in the offing.