In a new report today, some of Samsung‘s upcoming Galaxy S9 features have been tipped. Here are the details that aren’t officially confirmed by the company itself as yet.
Published online, it may seem a little early to be getting excited about next Galaxy S series smartphone, that too before the launch of Galaxy Note 8 this way. But the influx of information has indeed already started. The South Korean company’s S8 and S8+ smartphones have proved insanely popular with the Android community, the success that it received was given to the stunning Infinity Display for.
With that said, it seem for Samsung to try something very new with the Galaxy S9, especially since the display has been so popular, which is why it makes perfect sense that the first S9 speculation suggests that the company will use the exact same display on that new flaghsip next year.
A new rumor already suggests Samsung is working on the Galaxy S9, as it is speculated, all the words relating to what we assume will be called the same Galaxy S9 and S9+ when they launches, though apparently codenamed “Star” for now.
It’s becoming more and more accepted by customers that companies like Samsung and Apple don’t need to refresh devices every twelve months with full technology and design upgrades. Apple in this situation has been playing a fair role and manages to maintain an extremely popular iPhone range based on a refresh cycle which sees a new device every year, but which includes significant technology and aesthetic improvements every twenty-four to thirty-six months.
If the rumors are anything to be trusted now, the release date for the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ not expected until March or April 2018, before that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appears first, which is though to be coming at the end of August, beginning of September.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Design
The latest report suggests that Samsung will look further to semi-adopt that approach by introducing an S9 smartphone which takes the exact same display panels and sizes. Huge design changes not expected from S8 and S8+. All-screen front likely to remain, Fingerprint sensor built-into display reported. The front will therefore no doubt remain a key element detail, along with the dual edges, also see the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor move elsewhere.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Display
Assuming there is one, will no doubt continue the trend of the large display, minimal footprint. The Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will follow the trend of S8’s 5.8-inch screen, while the S9+’s will be of S8+ – has 6.2-inch screen, though thanks to the 18.5:9 ratios, their bodies are narrower than other handsets with smaller display.
It’s unknown right yet that the S9 will increase its display size (Super AMOLED panel or Mobile HDR Premium” both likely. According to Korean Media that claimed the S9 and S9+ will both remain the current sizes so 5.8″ and 6.2″ respectively.
By 2018, the latter screen size aforementioned is likely to be more prominent too as more content become available to take advantage of it. Will Samsung increase the resolution from Quad-HD+? It may introduce a shocking 4K display, since Sony offers one on its Xperia XZ Premium and given the trend for VR.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Camera
Great performer expected, as the Samsung Galaxy S devices have offered excellent camera base since the Galaxy S6, improving year-by-year, so we’d expect that same from the Galaxy S9.
Iris scanning is present on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and it works brilliantly so we’d expect to see the technology appear on the S9, probably further improved again. Possibility there of dual-rear camera setup. The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to be coming with a dual-rear camera, following the trend set by LG, Huawei and Apple. If this speculation is anything to go by, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the S9 follow suit as it normally brings in a few of the standout features from the Note series.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Hardware
Given the fact that the Galaxy S9 is the flagship device, latest processor from Exynos or Qualcomm likely to put inside to play. Under-the-hood, though which one will probably be region specific as it has been the last couple of years.
Internal storage of 64GB, both the S8 and S8+ have 4GB RAM, as well as dedicated microSD. The OnePlus 5 already offers RAM of 6GB and even 8GB. Battery-wise, again it is not clear if we will see an increase in capacity for the S9, but nevertheless, there will no doubt be improvements in performance from the processor and the software point. USB Type-C is almost certainly, while the 3.5mm headphone jack will probably remain questionable until launch, as it did with the S8 and S8+.
- OnePlus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Who Wins In Specs & Comparison Sheet
- Compare OnePlus 5 Vs Xiaomi Mi6: What’s Different
Samsung Galaxy S9: Software
Android O with TouchWiz expected on the Samsung Galaxy S9, the name which we don’t know as yet, what ‘O’ stands for. It will also have Samsung’s TouchWiz software over the top.
We’re expecting Bixby to be on board like the S8 and S8+, probably with some advancements, as well as Google Assistant.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Conclusion
For now, nothing is official. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is pretty much all guesswork. If it’s coming next year, no doubt bring with it a host of improvements over the Galaxy S8 and S8+. But there are several devices in the pipeline set to arrive before it, such as the Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, Pixel 2 and of course, the Galaxy Note 8.
Notably, Samsung really doesn’t need to take any chances with the release of the Galaxy S9 and is instead looking to capitalize on the successes of the S8 in order to make the new device as successful as possible.
The same report also suggesting that Samsung will have yet another shot at the potential of integrating in-screen fingerprint technology with the release of the S9. The company did plan to bring this type of biometric authentication to the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but unable to overcome some of the technical challenges faced.
Stay tuned to TechGiri.com, as we’ll keep this feature updated with any rumors that appear regarding the Galaxy S9. Particularly for those who love Android devices and continue to invest time and money in Samsung.