The Galaxy C9 Pro may finally come to India next week, as expected. Samsung will reportedly launch the device in a number of emerging markets in the region, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. While the smartphone is expected to launch in India on January 18th, there’s no exact ETA for any other markets. In terms of pricing, the Galaxy C9 Pro was launched in China with a price tag of 3,199 yuan ($475), but there’s no definitive news on how much it will cost in India or any of the other countries that it's now reportedly headed for.
The Galaxy C9 Pro is the most premium smartphone in Samsung’s Galaxy C Pro range that is also expected to include the Galaxy C5 Pro and the Galaxy C7 Pro. It was originally launched in China in Gold and Rose Gold, but a recent leak seems to suggest that it may be offered in Jade Black at some point in the near future. The South Korean phone maker is also expected to expand its Galaxy C Pro lineup by bringing several more mid-range devices to the market fairly soon. The Galaxy C5 Pro and the Galaxy C7 Pro are likely going to offer a significant upgrade over the Galaxy C5 and the Galaxy C7 which were launched last year.
While those devices were never sold in India, it looks like the Galaxy C9 Pro will finally make it to the Indian shores if this recent report is anything to go by. It now remains to be seen whether the entire Galaxy C Pro range will launch in India in the coming weeks and months. Either way, the tech specs of the Galaxy C9 Pro suggest that it should be a fairly competitive, upper mid-range device. One of the things that Samsung hopes will differentiate it from its competitors is a rather large 6-inch screen which comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 653 system-on-chip and comes packed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, along with a 4,000mAh battery thrown in for good measure.