Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Debuts in the Philippines

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Samsung releases 6-inch Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro in the Philippines. The 2016 version comes with a big display and an even bigger 5,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

What good is your smartphone if it can’t last at least day? Samsung’s answer to the question is the powerful Galaxy A9 Pro. Now in phablet territory, the phone features a 6-inch full HD AMOLED display, and a ginormous 5,000 mAh battery. To give you an idea how big that is, it takes 160 minutes (!) to charge the phone from zero to full, even with fast charging.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the specs. Under the hood is an 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor aided by 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 510 graphics chip. It also comes with a high resolution 16MP main and a large 8MP front camera. Both come with fast f/1.9 lenses. Internal storage is set at 32GB, expandable via microSD card slot that supports up to 256GB. Lastly, the phablet runs on the latest TouchWiz, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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The 5.7-inch Note 4 (left) is dwarfed by the 6-inch Galaxy A9 Pro (right).

Quick Hands On

The phone’s build is a mix of glass and metal. It felt good in the hand despite the size, and it weighs in at a light 210 g. Swiping between home screens showed no lag. It was fast and responsive. The UI, animations and transitions also felt quick and smooth, and doesn’t feel rushed.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) will retail for P25,990. It will be available at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers nationwide.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

  • 6-inch AMOLED display (1920 x 1080; 367 ppi); Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
  • Adreno 510
  • 4GB RAM / 32GB Storage +microSD up to 256GB
  • 16MP Main Camera with f/1.9, Autofocus, OIS, LED flash (1/2.8 inch sensor size)
  • 8MP Front Camera with f/1.9, 1080p video
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/b/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • NFC
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz on top
  • 5,000 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimension: 6.37 x 3.19 x 0.31 in; 210 g

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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