There has been a lot of talk on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones which are due to be unveiled at the MWC 2018 being held in Barcelona this month. However, there has been no official word on the design language of the devices and what new features they might contain.
One thing for certain is that the phone will definitely have an improved camera since the invite for the S9 reads “camera reimagined”. We all know the troubles plaguing Samsung in 2016, when the Note 7 started exploding because of a faulty battery. Samsung has managed to avoid that problem in the Note 8 and Galaxy S8 smartphones.
Now in a new leak, we are learning that the battery capacity will not see an increase in the upcoming S9. As a matter of fact, the battery is will also remain the same across both the S9 and S9 Plus models. Samsung may be being extra cautious in the backdrop of the battery scandal. But the company’s smartphones have always been criticised for their low battery capacities since as long as we cna remember. Hving a model with about 3,200 mAh of juice would seem as a step in the wrong direction in that context.
Even though budget smartphones seem to be offering capacities in excess of 4,000 mAh, Samsung’s offering looks to be a bit low. But to put the numbers in perspective, the Apple iPhone X offers a 2,716 mAh battery while the Google Pixel 2 XL has a 3,520 mAh battery. Also, the smallest iPhone has a 1,821 mAh battery while the Pixel 2 only manages to offer 2,700 mAh battery.
Other rumours surrounding the phone indicate that the phone will have a higher screen-to-body ratio than even the Galaxy S8. There are also going to be two front-facing cameras alongside the two rear cameras and Samsung has thankfully placed the rear fingerprint sensor below the camera rather than besides, as was the case for the Galaxy S8.
The phones will definitely be having the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which was announced at the Qualcomm summit back in December. The phone will also get an additional bump in RAM to 6 GB and an internal storage of 256 GB. The phone could perhaps be the fastest phone in production at least until Apple unveiles the next set of iPhones.
Samsung would seem to hold off on any big battery upgrades until they try and sort out the Note 7 mess, which had 3,800 mAh battery. The recall was one the biggest seen in the history of smartphones and cost Samsung billions of dollars to mitigate through. It would seem unwise to experiment now that Samsung has a hold of the situation for the moment.
The launch of the Galaxy S9 is a hugely anticipated event in the tech community and we all want to see what has Samsung accomplished for its newest flagship device. Are you excited?