Samsung was set to unveil its Galaxy A9 upper-mid tier smartphone later this year, but someone in the Kazakhstan version of the company’s official site apparently jumped the gun and posted it ahead of time.
The page has already been taken down but some quick hands over the web were able to list down the specs and save images of the device. From what we can see, it’s going to be more than a match for all but the highest-tier flagship phones released this year.
The Galaxy A9 will run on an 8-core CPU supported by 6-8GB of fast RAM. The main storage will be 128GB although it can be complemented with up to 512GB of microSD space. The display will be a 2160 x 1080 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen for superior brightness, sharper images, better contrast and a higher degree of color fidelity.
At the back of the Galaxy A9 will be four cameras including:
- 24MP F1.7 Main camera
- 10MP F2.4 2x Optical Zoom Telephoto camera
- 8MP F2.4 120-degree ultra-wide camera
- 5MP F2.2 Live Focus Depth camera
19 image optimization modes are available as well as a Defect Detection system which alerts you to bad shots you might have taken.
Security and identification features such as a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition are also available on the A9.
The standard black body color is available, as well as blue and pink for folks who want a little more personality in their handsets.
Seriously, though, was the leak done by mistake or is Samsung playing coy with us to ramp up the hype? These days, you can’t put it past the PR departments of tech and entertainment companies to do exactly that.