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)

It's been close to two weeks since Samsung unveiled the metal-clad mid-range phone Galaxy A9 and now, the device has finally made its way to the stores in China.

Galaxy A9 boasts metal-glass design language similar to the company's flagship Galaxy S6 series and features a mammoth 6.0-inch full HD AMOLED display with 1920x1080p resolution. It's the biggest Galaxy A series phone in Samsung's portfolio to date.

Under-the-hood, it comes packed with fingerprint sensor Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 Octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 3GB RAM, 32GB in-built storage and a massive 4000 mAh battery.

Galaxy A9 houses 13MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), LED flash, F/1.9 aperture and a 8MP snapper on the front.

The company has revealed that Galaxy A9 will cost Â¥3199 (around $490/€453/Rs. 32,600) and it comes in gold, pink and white colour options. It is expected to be released in other markets, including India, soon.

In November 2015, Samsung unveiled 2016 series Galaxy A7, A5 and A3. They also share metal-clad frame-based design language, but differ in screen sizes and internal hardware.

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,
Colours Gold, Pink and White
Price ¥3199 (around $490/€453/Rs. 32,600)