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.