A few weeks ago Samsung announced that Galaxy A9 Pro is in the works, a superior variant of the Galaxy A9 (2016), although Samsung hasn’t officially announcing any specifications or how it would be different from the Galaxy A9 (2016).
Recently, the Galaxy A9 Pro was sent to India for testing, revealing some of the smartphone’s specifications and benchmarks on GFXBench, though some of the information is up for speculation.
The Galaxy A9 Pro will purportedly have a 5.5-inch display screen which is a bit unbelievable considering that the Galaxy A9 (2016) has a 6-inch display, the speculated Galaxy A8 (2016) is expected to have 5.7-inch display. Infact the only A-series phone that will apparently have the same display size as the A9 Pro is the A7 (2016).
Apart from that, GFXBench says that the phone has a Qualcomm chip with an octa-core CPU that includes a Cortex-A72 cores that clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz means that the phone will probably have a Snapdragon 652 chipset, the same chipset in the non-pro A9 model.
There is however, a noticeable 4GB of RAM upgrade in the A9 Pro version from the 3GB in the regular Galaxy A9.
As a reports from GFXBench say that the rear camera will be a 15.92MP shooter at 4,608 x 3,456 pixel resolution with Sony IMX298 sensor and a 7.99MP front camera at a pixel resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 which Samsung will probably pass off as 16MP and 8MP cameras.
As for the battery, nothing is specified for far, except that it will be smaller than the A9 (2016) model, which is 4000mAh. Samsung should make an official announcement in the coming weeks.