A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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Samsung appears to be getting ready to release its Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) outside China, and reports have hinted that the device could come to several other countries, including India and the United States. It has now emerged that the the handset has received the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) certification, giving a clear hint that the device could be released outside Chinese market.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) was released in China in March this year. Its launch outside China is imminent as it has received Bluetooth approval, Wi-Fi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA), and green signal from the FCC.

According to TimesNews website, the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) with model numbers SM-A910F and SM-A910F/DS have been cleared by the FCC, which means it could be released in the US soon. A Samsung device with SM-A910F has also been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, for "R & D purpose and evaluation. The device has a price tag of Rs. 21,994 (around $325) on the website, but its actual price is expected to be higher.

It may be mentioned that the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) was released in China with a price tag of 3,499 Yuan (around $533 / Rs. 36,000), and a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (367 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocking at 1.8GHz, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI out of the box, a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), and a 4GB RAM.

The device also has a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery.