Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro hits the FCC (but don’t count on a US release)
Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones are here, as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are already showing up in the hands of users, but we’ve been following rumors suggesting that the manufacturer’s not quite done with its new launches just yet. For the past few weeks now, we’ve taken to assembling a growing body of evidence pointing to the company’s plans for the Galaxy A9 Pro, a solidly-equipped six-inch mid-ranger. Last week we got to take a look at the model as it swung by China’s TENAA for certification-duty, and now we’re watching the smartphone make another stop on its regulatory journey, as the FCC publishes its own batch of Galaxy A9 Pro paperwork.
Before you start going and getting too excited, keep in mind that companies file FCC certification reports for lots of smartphones that are never intended for US sales – maybe a traveler will one day be swinging though American soil on business, and the FCC wants to know that even an international-focused phone won’t wreak havoc on US networks.
In this case, the Galaxy A9 Pro’s LTE bands tell the story of an handset pretty unambiguously intended for primary operation in China, supporting the country’s bands 5 and 41.
Sorry, phablet fans in the States: you’ll just have to keep waiting for Samsung to bring you another option quite this large – especially one with a mid-range price.