Samsung Galaxy A9 ready to launch next week?

Samsung’s got a bunch of new Galaxy A-series smartphones on the way; we’ve been tracking their progress towards launch for weeks, and while we’re still not there quite yet, recent developments have brought us some great finds, like the new Galaxy A7 pics we checked out earlier today, showing off the fresh, GS6-like look Samsung’s going with. But beyond a refresh for some of last year’s A-series phones, we’ve also been anticipating some all-new entries, like the Galaxy A9. Last time we checked in with that model, it was looking like a launch could be imminent – but would Samsung push to get this handset out before the end of the year, or instead hold back for some of the early-2016 trade shows? While it’s not capital-c confirmed, we may just have our answer, as a listing for the Galaxy A9 shows up on an Iranian Samsung site.

The listing appears to confirm some solid specs for the A9, including a Snapdragon 620 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, a 16MP/5MP camera combo, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display.

But maybe more importantly, the page also gives us a date, mentioning December 1 for the Galaxy A9’s availability. Open and shut, right? Well, maybe – the listing right now isn’t quite complete, and the presence of placeholder material in there (especially in terms of pictures of the hardware) may suggest that other elements could be hold-overs or otherwise not directly pertinent to the Galaxy A9. And there’s the outside chance that includes the date, too.

For now, though, it’s the best info we’ve got, and hopefully we’ll pick up some additional launch evidence over the course of the next several days.

Source: Samsung (Google Translate)
Via: GSM Arena

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