Has Samsung really taken over Apple in premium smartphone race in India?
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Earlier this year, Samsung had launched the top-end A7 (5.5-inch) and A8 (5.7-inch) series. With both devices receiving good response in the market, the company is now prepping another A-series phone with a much bigger screen.

Media house Times News, while surfing through Zauba.com, an India based export-import logistic firm's website, has stumbled upon a document pertaining to Samsung's unreleased new smartphone Galaxy A9 (SM-A9000).

As per the leaked manifest, we see Galaxy A9 units, numbering 40, imported from Samsung's home Seoul (South Korea) to India for testing purposes. It also confirmed that the device would boast a massive 6.0-inch display, not the 5.5-inch as previously rumoured.

Last month, leaked benchmark scores of the Galaxy A9 prototype had revealed that the device would feature 5.5-inch full-HD display, but going by the recent report, Samsung seems to have had a change of mind and has gone with a bigger screen.

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Other expected features of Samsung Galaxy A9:

Word on the street is that the Galaxy A9 will house the new Snapdragon 620 (MSM8976) series octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a 16MP primary camera on the rear side.

Like all previous A-series Samung phones, Galaxy A9 is also expected to feature a premium metal-clad body and full-HD AMOLED-based energy efficient display.

As of now, there is no word on when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy A9, but since the device is under testing, it should take a month or two to be launched.