The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is the latest addition to the company’s “A”-series and was introduced in March 2016 prior to the international model being spotted in Malaysia. The Galaxy A9 Pro fits in the upper-range market, and as yet it is the pinnacle of the Galaxy A lineup. However, previous rumors have revealed that Samsung may be working on yet another smartphone in the series; one featuring a slightly smaller display and the “Galaxy A4” moniker. The device was previously spotted on the import / export tracking website “Zauba” in India, and earlier today new evidence emerged to confirm that the smartphone also received its Wi-Fi certificate.
A new entry in the Wi-Fi Alliance database was discovered earlier this week for a new Samsung device identified by several model numbers, including “SM-A430FD”, “SM-A430L”, “SM-A430X”, “SM-A430S”, and “SM-A430K”. The “SM-A430” model number was attributed to the rumored Samsung Galaxy A4 in the past, and in light of these events, it would appear that the South Korean tech giant is preparing to release multiple variants of the same smartphone, each for a different mobile carrier. Spec-wise there’s not much to be said from the Wi-Fi Alliance filings, but previous rumors indicate that the Samsung Galaxy A4 might be equipped with a 5.5-inch display, a 13-megapixel main camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor, an in-house Exynos system-on-chip coupled with 3 GB of RAM, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The smartphone is also likely to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow featuring one of Samsung’s newer versions of TouchWiz UI.
Although there’s no telling when the Samsung Galaxy S4 will hit the market, or where it will be available for purchase first, the fact that the smartphone was certified by Wi-Fi Alliance shows that Samsung is preparing to bring it to consumers sooner rather than later. Judging by all the reports so far, the Samsung Galaxy A4 was already shipped to India for testing and evaluation, and it now appears that Samsung needs to go through a few more formalities before it will be ready to introduce the device to the public. The smartphone’s launch price remains unknown, but it could be released in a price range of roughly $346-$466; at least according to the value estimates per unit listed by Zauba.