Samsung had introduced its 'Galaxy A' lineup which represents the company's mid-range segment of smartphones. When the lineup was first introduced, it consisted of the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. However, Samsung introduced a new device called the Samsung Galaxy A9 at the end of last year. Among the four devices, the Galaxy A9 had the beefiest specs, but that all changed when the Korean-based company introduced the Galaxy A9 Pro back in March this year. The only difference between the two devices is that the Galaxy A9 Pro packs 4 GB of RAM instead of the 3 GB of RAM on the Galaxy A9.
While Samsung fans around the world have been getting hyped up for the international release of the Galaxy A9 Pro, but it seems that the phablet will only be available in selected Asian countries. This comes after the firmware for the device was made available online, but only for a few Asian countries. Countries on the list include Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. This goes to show that Samsung is most likely gearing up to launch the device in the said countries anytime soon. Malaysia received the Galaxy A9 Pro at the end of last month and Samsung is most likely using the country as a test bed for its latest device before considering to release it to other markets. The Galaxy A9 Pro is priced at MYR1,999 ($508) in Malaysia, and the device should be priced around that price once it is released in other Asian countries.
If you need a refresh on the specs of the device, the Galaxy A9 Pro comes with a large 6-inch Super AMOLED display and packs a Snapdragon 652 system-on-chip under its hood, coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU. The devices comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded a further 256 GB via microSD. As for optics, the device sports a 16-megapixel OIS rear camera and a 8-megapixel camera on the front. Keeping the lights on this device is a huge 5000 mAh non-removable battery which supports quick charging. The smartphone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and on top of it, you will be able to find Samsung's TouchWiz UI. The device also sports a fingerprint scanner which is embedded into the home button.