Samsung Galaxy A9 Gets FCC Approval: Get Ready For US Launch Soon

Samsung Galaxy A9

The A9 is the latest device from the Samsung lineup of Galaxy A handsets. Lately, it earned an FCC certification, hinting the device’s imminent launch in the U.S.

Following the FCC approval of the device, Samsung is highly likely to unveil the Galaxy A9 at the upcoming CES 2016 annual event. It would be an exciting way for Samsung to start the new year with a “Galaxy bang.” The event is taking place on Jan. 5 which means that Galaxy fans would have to wait for just a few more days to catch a glimpse of the latest handset from Samsung.

According to the FCC’s letter, “The device is compliant in accordance to the FCC rules about identification of equipment, stated in 47 CFR Part 2.925 (d).”

It also indicated the location of the FCC ID label on the device and the nature of its appearance.

“The FCC ID label is located on the rear bottom of the device,” said FCC. “At this time the FCC ID is readily visible to the user. The label is permanently engraved by laser and not easily removed from the device.”

Details of the Galaxy A9 were revealed recently showing the device’s impressive features both in terms of hardware and software. The device is said to have a 6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920. It runs on a Snapdragon 620 that comes with an octa-core 1.8 GHz CPU. Other notable specs details include a 3 GB RAM, Adreno 510 GPU, 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded, 13 MP rear camera with OIS and f/1.9 aperture and 8 MP front camera that’s perfect for selfies and video chats.

Similar to its cousins and siblings, the Galaxy A9 will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner and will have Samsung Pay mobile payment support. Its 4,000 mAh battery is expected to deliver an impressive battery life.

The Galaxy A9 will feature Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for its OS which makes it highly capable to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Connectivity options of the handset include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and 3G.

More details about the Galaxy A9 are expected to be revealed in the coming days as CES 2016 draws nearer. If there’s no sign of the device at the event, the next opportunity to see it would be at Samsung’s Unpacked event, which is happening on Feb. 21.