Samsung launches metal-clad Galaxy A9 with Snapdragon 652 SoC in China
Samsung launches metal-clad Galaxy A9 with Snapdragon 652 SoC in ChinaSamsung China (Screen-shot)

After weeks of speculations, Samsung has finally pulled the wraps off the mid-range phablet Galaxy A9 in China.

Samsung's new Galaxy A9 sports glass-metal based design language similar to top-end Galaxy S series. It also boasts finger-print sensor on the physical home button.

Galaxy A9, understood to be the successor of Galaxy A8, flaunts a mammoth 6.0-inch full HD screen with 1920x1080p resolution. It is the biggest among Galaxy A series release so far.

Under the hood, it houses Qualcomm's 64-bit class Snapdragon 652 SoC (System-on-Chip), 3GB RAM, 32GB in-built storage and a massive 4000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A9 availability details:

The new Samsung Galaxy A9 will hit stores in China later this month, reported Fone Arena. However, details in regard to the device's price are still under wraps. Stay tuned for more updates.

Earlier in the month, Samsung unveiled 2016 series Galaxy A7, A5 and A3.

Read more: Samsung's 2016 series Galaxy A7, A5 price revealed

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A9:

Model Samsung Galaxy A9
Display 6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED screen with 2.5D curved glass
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (MSM8976) Octa-core (1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core  & 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) CPU
Storage capacity 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with S5K3L2 sensor, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera , f/1.9 aperture
Battery 4000 mAh with fast charging technology
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, Dual-SIM slots (nano+nano), Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), NFC, Samsung Pay
Colours Gold, Pink and White

[Image credit: Samsung Mobile China]