Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, though they’re not doing all that well in the largest smartphone market in the world, China. The company has been having issues competing in the Chinese market, and while they’re trying to change that, they’re also trying to push as many of their phones to India as possible, considering India is the second largest smartphone market in the world, and also one of the fastest growing markets at the moment. Samsung had recently introduced their new Galaxy Note 7 phablet in India, and it seems like they’re planning to launch yet another device soon, read on.
According to FoneArena’s sources, Samsung is planning to launch a 5,000mAh battery smartphone in India next month. Now, according to the insider, this handset will be a part of the ‘A series’ of smartphones, and will be a ‘Pro’ device, while its price will be around Rs. 35,000 ($523). Now, judging by these parameters, Samsung is getting ready to introduce the Galaxy A9 Pro to the Indian smartphone market, as this is the only Galaxy-branded device that fits in. This phablet was originally introduced in China back in March, and it’s actually a really well-specced device. The Galaxy A9 Pro features a 6-inch 1080p AMOLED 2.5D curved display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core processor, while the Adreno 510 GPU is here for graphics rendering. The 16-megapixel OIS shooter (f/1.9 aperture) is placed on the back of this phone, while an 8-megapixel snapper (f/1.9 aperture) can be found up front. The 5,000mAh battery is placed on the inside of this handset, and it is not removable, while it offers fast charging. The physical key which is placed below the display doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and there are also two SIM card slots available here. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on the device, and on top of it, you’ll find Samsung’s custom UI.
Now, this phablet is priced at 3,499 Yuan ($527) in China, which translates to Rs. 35,765 in India, and if FoneArena’s insider gave the right info, that’s the approximate pricing in India as well. We still don’t know the exact launch date, but you can expect it to arrive next month.