Battery life is a common problem in smartphones today. Despite the complaints from users, phones keep getting thinner, and batteries keep getting smaller. Every once in a while, there comes a phone that bucks this trend. The Samsung Galaxy A9 is one such device, and thanks to some leaked documents, we can see it now.
The Galaxy A9 is set to be the flagship phone for Samsung’s A-series. It has mid-range specs, but high-end looks. A strategy similar to another phone with the “A9” moniker. The A9 will join the previously announced A3, A5, and A7. With the A9 you’ll get a 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 620 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and the massive 4,000 mAh battery we alluded to. Unfortunately, the A9 will be launching with Android 5.1.1.
Samsung has also included a fingerprint scanner on the A9, so you can use Samsung Pay. Most of these specs would be good enough for a high-end device, but the processor is firmly mid-range. All in all, it looks like an excellent phone, but don’t expect to see it here in the US. The A9 will be available in China in January for CNY 3,000.