The company is also gearing up to launch its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7. Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S7 smartphones series ahead of the upcoming MWC 2016 trade show, with a Galaxy Unpacked 2016 reportedly scheduled for February 20. It is however yet to send out press invites for the keynote event. As for what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S7, the smartphone is expected to offer top-of-the-line hardware specifications and features including an iris scanner.
Samsung is supposedly working on a `Pro` version of its recently launched high-end smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A9. The handset tipped as the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro carries the model number SM-A9100, while the Galaxy A9 carries the model number SM-A9000.
The firmware for the device is under development for now, reported Sammobile. There is no information as to what features and specifications the upcoming Galaxy A9 Pro will include. It is assumed that since it is the `Pro` version, it might sport a higher resolution display, more inbuilt storage, and may also run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
For reference, the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A9 features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution Super Amoled display with 2.5D curved glass; 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz; 3GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB); 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, and optical image stabilisation (OIS); 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4000mAh battery.
Samsung not only has its Galaxy A9 Pro in the pipeline but is also expected to launch three new smartphones under its `J` series – the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J1 (2016).