As per the TENAA listing, the device - which carries a model number of SM-A9000 - is powered by a 1.8GHz octa core CPU (should be Snapdragon 620), and sports a 6-inch (1920 × 1080 pixel resolution) AMOLED display. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable internal memory. Although TENAA didn't reveal, the device is said to pack in a 4,000mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the listing reveals that the handset features either 8MP or 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 161.7 × 80.9 × 7.4mm and weighing in at 200g, the smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS out-of-the-box. Color options include gold and white.
I think he knew that he was just being a S hater, without it there would be no Note, A, J, E and so on.
Mate 8 is Huawei's flagship, the A9 isn't Samsung's flagship. But they are releasing a S7 Plus rumored to be a 6"er. And I don't think they'll offer sd card support for the premium S or Note lineup like they currently do on their A and J series.
It does have expansion support, pricing is a little higher than its class of phones but then again this is an upper mid-ranger.