The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best smartphones to buy today, but the arrival of its successor, Galaxy S9, will turn it into an “old” generation.
The Galaxy S9 is due to be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month at an event although it has not shown the specifications or other features of the Galaxy S9, several rumors and leaks detail different aspects of the design, specifications, features, and developments.
This 2018 could be a fascinating year since Samsung would not only present the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9 as its higher-end phones but could also present the highly anticipated Galaxy X, the first flexible cellular phone in the world. The Galaxy S9 is expected to be Samsung’s high-end devices for the masses – which reach more countries in the world, and its price makes it an alternative for more people.
We collect the most important rumors and leaks of the Galaxy S9:
Galaxy S9 Launch
Samsung confirmed that the launch of the Galaxy S9 would be held on February 25 in the framework of the Mobile Devices World Congress (MWC 2018). The Galaxy S9 presale would start on March 1 and would be available on March 16.
The construction of glass panels with a metal edge, curved screen without almost bevels and fingerprint reader in the back would remain, as images were filtered in the Chinese social network Weibo. Also, according to the popular Twitter filtering @evleaks, the Galaxy S9 will be more refinement than a drastic change compared to what we met with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, including a version with 5.8 inches and another 6.2 inches.
However, the SamMobile blog suggests that the ratio between screen and body will increase from 84 percent to almost 90 percent. This could mean that the bevels will be even smaller, possibly reducing more than the entire lower edge of the cell. On the other hand, it is rumored that Samsung could present a third cell with the arrival of the two Galaxy S9, a version with a 5-inch screen and with the name Galaxy S9 Mini.
Features and specifications
The Galaxy S9 Plus would not only have a larger screen than the Galaxy S9 but would integrate more RAM and have a double rear camera, while the regular would just have one camera. Although the filtering has great accuracy in the information it reveals, other rumors suggest that the two will have a double rear camera.
Another significant innovation that is talked about is that the fingerprint reader would now be in the lower part of the camera module, it would have AKG stereo speakers, and it would keep the traditional headphone connector (3.5mm).
Samsung would keep the same fast charge of its flagship phones in recent years, Quick Charge 2.0 with (9V / 1.67A of 15 watts), according to revealed a certification for the Chinese market.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are presumed to keep the same price structure as their predecessors. This means that the proposed price should be USD 749 for the Galaxy S9 and USD 849 for the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Summary of possible specifications of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
- Screens: 5.8 and 6.2 inches (curves)
- Processor: Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810
- Storage: From 64GB of RAM
- Operating system: Android Oreo with new Samsung Experience interface
- Rear camera: A 12 megapixel with variable aperture of f / 1.5 and /2.4 for the S9 and two of 12 megapixels with those same apertures for the S9 Plus
- Water resistance: IP68 (up to 1.8 meters deep for up to 30 minutes)
- RAM: 4GB (S9) and 6GB (S9 Plus)
- Fast loading: Quick Charge 2.0
- Sound: AKG stereo speakers
- Wireless charging: Yes
- MicroSD slot: Yes
- Hearing aids included: Yes, AKG
- Hearing aid connector (3.5mm): Yes
- Battery: 3,000mAh (S9) and 3,500mAh (S9 Plus)