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Galaxy A9 receives Bluetooth certification, could launch soon

Samsung is planning on adding a new member to its metal-clad Galaxy A line very soon, it seems. This will be called Galaxy A9 and will probably be the highest-end offering to ever be part of the A series.

So far the Galaxy A9 has been spotted in not one, but two benchmarks, having had some of its specs revealed in the process. It’s also been seen in an Indian import listing recently. And now the phone has received its first certification.

The Bluetooth SIG has done the deed and put its stamp of approval on the upcoming Galaxy A9 (model number SM-A9000). Since this has happened, we expect the handset to get more certifications in the near future. And as this process has started already, we may see the A9 becoming official soon, perhaps before the end of the year.

Previously leaked specs for the Galaxy A9 include a 5.5-inch or 6-inch 1080p HD touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 chipset running things. This one comes with an octa-core CPU sporting four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. The GPU is the Adreno 510, and the SoC has support for Cat.7 LTE, with peak downloads of 300Mbps and uploads of up to 100Mbps. The phone should land with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board, with a Marshmallow update on the way.