Samsung will be releasing its premium flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in February next year. It will most likely be at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) according to several reports by Express.
Samsung has been known to make huge unveils at the MWC event and had earlier unveiled three of its S-series smartphones at the event prior to the Galaxy S8 this year, whose release was considerably pushed forward by four months to April owing to the battery exploding disaster faced by the Galaxy Note 7.
Another report by SamMobile claims that the firmware for the S9 and S9 Plus is already in the process of development. Also revealed are the model numbers for the S9 – which are SM-G960 for the S9, while the S9 Plus is SM-G965. Samsung will no doubt be retaining the curved Super AMOLED infinity display it had first introduced on the Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Several rumours in the previous months have suggested that the S9 and S9 Plus will be getting the new Snapdragon 845 chipset specially made by Qualcomm for them alongside 4 or 6 GB of RAM. Also it is believed that Samsung can also unveil the Galaxy X smartphone with a foldable OLED screen alongside the S9 smartphones. However, these are only rumours and speculations and no concrete information is currently available to substantiate these claims.
Samsung has also been expected to build its own camera sensor for competing with the reigning camera sensor maker — Sony. Samsung with the help of Toshiba will likely build the camera sensor in November wherein it is possible that it can be used in the upcoming Galaxy S9 next year. More report points out that Sony has used a three-layer chip where the first layer will be used to capture the pixels, second layer comprised of control logic and the third layer packed memory. Samsung will be attempting to make a two-layered sensor along with DRAM chip to avoid patent infringement.
Fingerprint sensor retained at the back
There is also massive speculation that the Galaxy S9 will become the first Galaxy S series smartphone housing a dual-camera setup. This seems to be more likely because Samsung did introduce a dual-camera on the Note 8 (which you can upgrade to with Cashify here). Also, the fingerprint sensor may be not be embedded in the display, but most likely be in the form of a rectangular cutout present at the back of the phone, says XDA.
The Galaxy S9 will also keep the QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display which has been put up on the S8 and Note 8 and is extremely popular. Also retained would be the IP68 water-resistance rating.
These are again just rumours and speculations that have not been backed up by any information and should be taken with a pinch salt. Like the case with all smartphone launches, we can expect to see a number of leaks and rumours surfacing online as the launch day nears.
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