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Samsung Galaxy A9 hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy A9 next to the smaller Galaxy A7 2016, both coming soon
Samsung Galaxy A9 next to Galaxy A7 2016
Since this 6-inch handset has just cleared the FCC, it is very likely to see it unveiled in early January during CES.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 has been in the rumor mill for a while and now its official unveil seems closer than ever. This 6-inch Android handset has been spotted clearing the FCC, so an official announcement might come in a few days or - safest bet - in early January, at CES.

The specs of this phablet include a 13 MP main camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 SoC with Adreno 510 graphics, 3 GB of memory, as well as a fingerprint scanner. Despite its size, the Super AMOLED screen will only offer 1,920X1,080 pixels. All in all, these reveal a mid-range device, but its strongest parts are the 4000 mAh battery and the same metal and glass build that Samsung uses in its flagship devices.

Although previous rumors also mentioned that Galaxy A9 would launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board, we hope to see it hit the market with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If this mid-ranger does not make it to CES, it should be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event scheduled for late February, the day before the start of MWC 2016 in Barcelona.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12-18 (Update: 2015-12-19)