Several speculations and leaks have been circulating around the rumour mill, suggesting that Samsung is cooking up a “Pro” version of the Galaxy A9 (2016) that it has released just recently. Now, it seems that the rumours were spot on and the South Korean tech company was indeed planning something big as it has officially announced the device for the Chinese smartphone market. How does it stack against Apple’s latest compact offering, the iPhone SE?
1. As far as the specifications go, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will arrive with a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It will reportedly come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via its microSD card slot. On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone SE comes with a 4-inch display, which appears to be smaller by a huge margin in today’s standards. It’s also limited to its onboard storage. However, it does arrive with the internal hardware that came in with the iPhone 6s. So, it has that going for it for the competition.
2. On the side of photography, the Pro variant will come with a 16MP primary snapper and an 8MP selfie shooter. On Apple’s side, its iPhone SE features a 12MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing snapper.
3. The Samsung A9 Pro will arrive with dual SIM capabilities, as well as a fingerprint sensor in its home button. It will also run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and on top of it is Samsung’s TouchWiz. Apple ships the iPhone SE with the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9.3. It also features a fingerprint scanner to boot.
4. The life of the A9 Pro relies on its whopping 5,000mAh battery rating, which is phenomenal even by today’s standards. It will also retail for AU$704 (US$540) and will be available in white, pink, and rose gold. The iPhone SE comes with a paltry 1,642 mAh battery, but its smaller display is doing it favors. It starts at AU$520 (US$399) and is available in space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold.