Samsung Galaxy S9 is an upcoming smartphone by Samsung. The phone is rumoured to come with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 568 pixels per inch, the bezel-free screen from Samsung. It’s also sure to be curved and continue Samsung’s trend of using Super AMOLED, which delivers vibrant visuals and good contrast.
What should you expect? In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones.
- What’s the latest Galaxy S9 news?
- When is the Galaxy S9 release date?
- What will be new about the Galaxy S9 design and specs?
- What will be the Galaxy S9 price?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and come with 4GB of RAM. The phone is rumoured to pack 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy S9 could achieve download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, or 20 percent higher than the Galaxy S8’s modem. Imagine downloading an HD movie in 10 seconds, livestreaming from your smartphone and making video calls with no buffer time.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumoured to pack a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. There’s also talk of the possibility of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 delivering images in super slow-motion, thanks to a rear-facing camera sensor that would support 1,000 frames per second. That would put the Galaxy S9 on par with Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and allow for the possibility of incredible photo and video captures. the rear-facing camera will come with a 16-megapixel sensor. The front camera will deliver 12 megapixels and could come with a dual-sensor layout, rumor suggests that the Galaxy S9’s camera would have a variable aperture that shifts between an f/1.5 aperture in low-light situations to f/2.4 when lighting is optimal.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumoured to run Android 8.0. It’s unclear whether Samsung will update to Android 8.1, which is currently in beta on Next and Pixel devices, though it’s certainly a possibility. Samsung is planning four colors for its Galaxy S9, a report in SamMobile said. The company is expected to deliver the black, gold, and blue models that had been tipped previously, but could also unveil a new purple version. There had been reports that Samsung was planning to offer a purple version of its Galaxy S8, but that never happened. Perhaps Samsung is planning to deliver it this time around. the Galaxy S9 will come in at 144.1mm in length, making it about 5mm shorter than the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S9+ could measure 155.2mm in height, a 4.7mm drop. Width and thickness, however, should be the same. The Galaxy S9 will come equipped with a slightly larger battery of 3,200 mAh, this larger pack should also be accompanied by Quick Charge 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 tipped to be a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that will accept Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options are said to include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone are rumoured to include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. Samsung is ditching plans for a fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen and will instead place a physical sensor on the back. It’s unknown, however, whether the sensor will still be placed in the awful position next to the rear camera or find a more convenient location in the middle of the panel.
The Galaxy S8 launched at $725, making it more expensive than their predecessors. Even though the Samsung Galaxy S9 likely won’t offer a lot more than the S8 series, rumors claim they might come with higher price tags.
We’re expecting a February or March 2018 launch., The good news is that we already have dates for Mobile World Congress next year: it runs from February 26 to March 1, 2018. With that in mind, we’d expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch date to be February 25, 2018, While recent rumors suggest the S9 will launch in January, that seems too early given people are locked into contract cycles.
Meanwhile, do let us know your thoughts on Samsung’s upcoming smartphones. Would you consider getting either of them based on the info we know so far? Let us know in the comments.