Samsung Galaxy A9 will come with a fingerprint scanner and support for Samsung Pay

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A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York August 13, 2015.
A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York August 13, 2015. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy A9 specs and features has been leaked through official promotional images. This hints that the device will be released soon. The refreshed Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup also include the recently announced Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 smartphones.

Released date and price

The new handset will adorn a metal build like the other revamped smaller variants of the Galaxy A (2016) lineup. Recently, the long awaited phone went official via company listing.

According to GSM Arena, the Galaxy A9 will be officially launched sometime around Christmas or in early 2016. Samsung is yet to announce the price and availability of the device. However, it is expected to come with a price tag of  CNY 3,000 (AU$644). 

Specs and features

The Galaxy A9 is tipped for a 6-inch Super AMOLED screen of 1080p Full HD resolution display with pixel density of 401ppi. The metal clad phone will feature dual 2.5D glass panels.

The smartphone is expected to run on Snapdragon 620 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. The SoC contains a powerful octa-core 1.8GHz processor with 4x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53 cores. This is coupled with Adreno 510 GPU for handling the graphics. The device will sport a 32GB expandable storage.

The connectivity features of the smartphone include 4G LTE Cat.7, GPS, NFC, FM radio, Micro-USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi. Moreover, the leaked image mentions that the Galaxy A9 will feature a fingerprint scanner and come with support for Samsung Pay. Samsung kept its promise to expand Samsung Pay beyond expensive Galaxy phones.

As far as the camera specs goes, the phone will house a 13-megapixel (MP) main camera module with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and bright f/1.9 aperture. The 8MP front-facing snapper will come with support for panoramic images. Earlier the company listing suggested that the device will house a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. 

To keep the lights on for longer period of time, the smartphone will house a massive 4,000 mAh battery. The Galaxy A9 will be shipped with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Post release a Marshmallow update may be scheduled.

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