Samsung announces 6-inch, super thin, Galaxy A9

Samsung officially announced a new addition to its Galaxy A line of smartphones called the Galaxy A9.

The new phone, which is only 0.29 inches thin, has a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p Full HD resolution, curved 2.5D edges, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage space, and a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie cam.


The Galaxy A9 features a metal and glass design, running Android 5.1 Lollipop (a a Marshmallow upgrade is expected to soon arrive).

Under the phone’s physical Home button there is a fingerprint scanner, which means the device supports Samsung Pay.

But perhaps the most striking feature of the A9 is its battery. The Galaxy A9 has a huge (albeit non-removable), 4,000mAh battery, which means that the phone will have a much longer battery life than the majority of its competitors.

Unlike other Samsung phones released this year, it’s also got a microSD slot for expanded storage.

The device will be available in white, gold, and pink. It is expected to begin shipping in China before the end of the month, however, pricing remains unknown.