Samsung unveils large-screen Galaxy A9 smartphone

By Shawn Knight
Dec 24, 2015
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  1. Samsung has announced a new smartphone targeting those who love large screens and big batteries.

    Unveiled at Samsung's Galaxy A Party 2016 event in China, the Galaxy A9 features a 6-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display (367 PPI) with 2.5D curved glass. That big display is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 652 chip (four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex A53 cores running at 1.2 GHz) alongside Adreno 510 graphics and 3GB of RAM.

    There's 32GB of local storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot), a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS and LED flash, a front-facing 8-megapixel shooter (also f/1.9 aperture), a fingerprint sensor and dual nano SIM card slots.

    Connectivity-wise, the phone features 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and ANT+ and can connect to 4G LTE wireless networks. It'll ship running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and packs a massive 4,000mAh battery that utilizes QuickCharge technology for speedy recharges. It's not as large as the colossal 10,000mAh battery inside the Oukitel K10000 but it's not nearly as chunky either.

    The phone measures 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4mm and tips the scale at 200 grams.

    No word yet on exactly when it'll go on sale (aside from "later this month") but we do know it'll show up first in China. Samsung is currently mum on pricing as well.

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  2. Now if they can fit that battery in a phone with a 5 or 5,2 inch screen and specs like an S6 and sell it in Africa then I might go Samsung again.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    And where have you seen such a high capacity batteries in such small phones?
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    That's a phone? It's screen size reminds me of that of a drive-in screen size, just a bit bigger.
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  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,510   +675

    LOL .... drive-in's???? Oh man, now your REALLY dating yourself!

  6. Unfortunately I haven't,the biggest battery in an S6 is 3500mah which is in the s6 active,which didn't come to SA.

    I prefer a phone with decent specs to at least last two days,which is why I replaced my s4 with a Z3 and not a Z5 and I can't complain so far.
    I took my phone off the charger Monday night at 00h00 and so far I've only used 63%,It would have been higher but I have had a few calls and text messages and a little browsing.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    That sounds a lot like my A5. A full battery charge lasts me almost 5 days. Obviously you can tell from that I'm not a power... er, I mean heavy user at all.
    No. The S6 active wasn't brought to SA by the wireless carriers but it was, and should still be easily sourced online. Look at British based I think I saw it listed there if I'm not mistaken. They're the people I buy my mobile devices from.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    I remember them very well, we used to call them "The virgin scrapyard" for obvious reasons.
  9. Just checked and I don't see S6 active listed.
    Which is fine now,all ready have the Z3,which leaves the phone manufacturers 2 years to improve battery life.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,111   +1,377

    Hexic likes this.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    I said "in" but I get your drift... Who wouldn't?
  12. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

    I absolutely love my S6 Active. Actually went from an S6 Edge to the active due to the increased battery capacity and water resistance.

    Haven't looked back since, the battery life alone is fantastic.

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