Now that Samsung has unleashed the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8, smartphone enthusiasts are looking forward to the Galaxy S9. Despite not being anywhere near its launch date, speculations and leaks regarding the Galaxy S9 are already circulating around on the Internet.
The Galaxy S8 is widely regarded as one of the best phones ever made to date and its Note 8 sibling is receiving lots of love for its S Pen Stylus and excellent dual-rear camera setup. Hence, expectations are high for Samsung to ride on the momentum and to feature new upgrades for the 2018 version of its flagship.
Although the release date for the Galaxy S9 has yet to be confirmed, there are murmurs of a January 2018 release as Samsung is already working on the phone’s display tech. However, an early release seems highly unlikely as past trends have shown that the Korean tech giants tend to launch its new Galaxy flagship towards the end of February.
Rumoured Specifications and Features
Samsung is reportedly working with Qualcomm to create a new Snapdragon 845 platform which should be featured in the Galaxy S9. Samsung is also working on new modem technology to improve download speeds fast enough to get an HD movie downloaded in about 10 seconds. The inclusion of the Snapdragon 845 chipset not only means a faster performance but better energy-efficiency too.
A new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor which can be fitted below the OLED screen has also been announced, so you can expect it to make an appearance in the Galaxy S9. This is a welcomed change as the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 sported an awkwardly-positioned sensor at the rear.
The Galaxy S9 is also expected to come with a screen that features a 4K UHD resolution with HDR support as part of Samsung’s aspirations to include VR support for its upcoming smartphones. In terms of the camera, it is almost confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will feature a dual camera setup. Since the Note 8 already comes with two 12MP cameras, it is illogical for Samsung to downgrade the rear cameras for the Galaxy S9.