Now that Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 are all receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates, Samsung has started testing the OS on the phablet Galaxy A9 Pro.
The phone has just appeared on GFXBench with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, a confirmation that the OS is being tested on the device ahead of the official release. While this appearance in benchmarks is enough to confirm that Sammy is testing Nougat on the Galaxy A9 Pro, it doesn’t give us any date as to when the stable OS will be released.
However, it shouldn’t be long before the OS starts rolling out, just like it has been the case with other Galaxy phones that were spotted on GFXBench ahead of their official updates.
The Galaxy A9 Pro handset that has appeared on GFXBench carries model number SM-A910x. The specs listed include a 6-inch 1080p display screen, a Snapdragon 652 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and an Adreno 510 GPU. The storage is at 32GB and for the cameras; you get a 16MP shooter on the back alongside an 8MP lens for selfies.
These specs do qualify the listed device as the Galaxy A9 Pro, but those using the Galaxy A9 can also look forward to this same treat since the two devices carry almost the same specs under the hood. The Galaxy A9, which was released a few months before the A9 Pro came to life, has the same Snapdragon 652 SoC but a smaller 3GB RAM.
Unlike the Galaxy A9 Pro, the standard A9 made its debut with Android Lollipop on board and has already been upgraded to Android Marshmallow, which is the OS that powers the A9 Pro out of the box. At the moment, we don’t know the exact details of the Nougat update for the Galaxy A9 2016, but the device should follow the Galaxy A9 Pro in receiving the treat at some point in the second half of this year.
Keep following and we’ll update you when this happens, including other Samsung devices.