Samsung started teasing its new higher mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy C9, in China a few days ago. What we currently know about the C9 is that the smartphone received its mandatory TENAA certifications a few days back, revealing a lot of information regarding its specifications. Now, a bunch of slides that we have managed to dig out confirm the specifications of a new smartphone from Samsung called the Galaxy C9 Pro, and that it might soon be announced.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro: Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro will feature a massive 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, similar to that of the Galaxy A9 Pro. Under the hood, the smartphone will come equipped with the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity. There will also be a microSD card slot that can intake memory cards of up to 256GB capacity. To improve the multimedia experience, Samsung has included stereo speakers and Cirrus Logic audio chipset in the Galaxy C9 Pro.
It is expected to feature a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, both with f/1.9 aperture. These these camera features are quite similar to the “normal” Galaxy C9 smartphone. Samsung has also included phase-detection autofocus in its mid-range smartphone for the first time. Moreover, the device will become one of the first smartphones from Samsung to feature an ultra high resolution 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The device runs Android 6.0.1 with Grace UX, which was first introduced in the Galaxy Note 7.
Other features of the Galaxy C9 Pro include 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Google Cast, Bluetooth 4.1, Samsung Pay (complete with NFC and MST), 3.5mm headphone jack, and the now ubiquitous USB-Type C port. The phone may come in two colour options will be Gold and Rose Gold. The Samsung C9 Pro will also have a fingerprint scanner housed within the home button on the front, which will not only authorise users inside apps and lock screen, but also to authorise mobile payments using Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro: Pricing & Availability
According to the preliminary information, The Galaxy C9 Pro will go on sale in China for CNY 3,199 ($475). While we sort of know that the Galaxy C9 might launch later today, there is still some speculation regarding the launch date of the Galaxy C9 Pro. Hopefully, we should have a clearer idea regarding both these phones in the next few days. These smartphones are expected to be limited to China. However, Samsung has altered its stand in the past by launching the China-only Galaxy A9 Pro in India. Watch this space!