Samsung has always been a smartphone company who never fails to innovate. Be it successfully or the other way round. One of the most eminent smartphone series that this North Korean conglomerate parents is ‘Samsung Galaxy S series’. Be it S3 or S8, these smartphones were always celebrated among experts as well as enthusiasts. Which is why there are rumors and predictions about the upcoming Galaxy S smartphone probably to be termed as Samsung Galaxy S9.
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Expected specs of Samsung Galaxy S9
|Specifications||Galaxy S9 Specs|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, 3D, auto laser focus, Panorama, HDR, Geo Tagging, Facial recognition|
|Camera – Front||7.0 Megapixels|
|Camera – Rear||15 Megapixels|
|Colors||Black, white, gold, pink, green, and blue|
|Features||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector, water, shock, and dust resistant|
|Memory||64 GB internal memory and expandable up to 256 GB with dual micro SD cards|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Operating System|
|Price||$800-$850 USD, 670 Euro – see below|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 SoC|
|RAM||6 GB RAM|
|Release Date||April 2018 – See Below|
|Screen Display||5.1” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.|
It’s not been long since Samsung’s latest flagship S8 became quite popular among the techies and already people are talking about its successor S9 and it’s features. Well, that’s the thing with one of the most successful android device series Samsung S.
Samsung has never disappointed us when it comes to innovation and we have always been stunned by them. Well, we do pay price for it but it’s worth it. Let it be wireless charging, or iris scanner in the latest galaxy S8. Although Samsung has been toung-tied about the forthcoming smartphone, there are lots of blabber bubbles bursting out there. Here’s a roundup of expected features and specifications that we expect Samsung to incorporate in it’s upcoming flagship S-series phone.
Samsung S9 is expected to feature an octacore qualcomm snapdragon 830 chipset clocked at 3.9ghz with 4/ 6 GBs of RAM with GPU to be adreno 540. These specifications are enough to make sure the phone’s blazing fast performance. Talking about internal memory, We think it will be available in 2 variations viz 64GB and 128GB. Talking about battery capacity, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ came up with 3000mAh and 3500 mAh respectively. With an upgrade in the smartphone’s hardware we also expect the battery capacity to slightly increase in S9. Just like Oneplus’s dash charging tech, Samsung is working on a tech called ‘Flash-charge’ which is expected to charge the phone upto 70% in about 25 minutes. Although it seems way too futuristic, but the pace of Innovation today makes it seem on the horizon. One of the things that Samsung has a magic touch on is design.(We already saw that in S8)which is why we are expecting S9 too to be a design master piece with it’s bezelless display and even sleeker design.
Samsung S8’s bezelless (almost) display was a bombshell along with gorilla glass 4’s protection. We are expecting S9 to carry forward this astounding display design along with 3d touch technology. 3d touch technology is the pressure sensitive touch technology which enables the user to do more than ever with games and apps. Speaking of the display quality and resolution, it will again be top-notch. (sAMOLED; 2560×1440). Also, we expect Samsung devlopers to make S9’s display VR ready. Virtual reality is a feature that all the latest flagships are incoporating in handsets and it is a must for all the upcoming flagships too. Lately, we have experienced best performances of cameras with 4k support, similarly we are speculating Samsung to come up with a 4k display for better view. Another astounding display feature S9 may feature is Always-on Display tech. It’s already on few of smartphones and we don’t think Samsung’s gonna lag back.
Dual cameras are here. Be it Apple’s iphone7+ or Huawei Honor 6x, Dual camera has become an USP for major smartphones in the market. Samsung S9 is also being suggested to feature dual cameras being 20 megapixel shooters with capabilities of shooting 4k videos.We also expect it to come with so-far most efficient OIS for better video-making experience along with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus). A CMOS sensor with f/1.7 aperture in primary camera has also become one of the must-haves. For a wierd reason, Samsung has been reluctant about improving it’s selfie camera drastically. The upcoming beast is expected to feature a wide lens selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and a single tone led front facing flash. Let’s see if this time, we get to see Samsung doing wonders with it’s front facing camera.
Lately, Samsung is found filing patents for a new technology which is rumoured to be the bendable dual display tech. Although it seems way too futuristic but it is possible for samsung to take it’s fans with a bow. Moto Mods were recently in talks because of it’s mini projector feature in one of the mods. Samsung might also feature it in its upcoming smartphone. Apart from this, It is also expected that S9 may feature dolby atmos sound even though it is patented with lenovo rightnow and the the technology is not really new, Samsung might consider it as it’s game in stereo music playing has never been that good. It is also being said that it might get rid of it’s headphone jack although it’s not a feature. In the latest MWC, we witnessed no-contact-wireless-charging concept. That is you enter a room and your device starts getting charged. As simple as connecting to a WiFi network. This too looks futuristic but let’s not forget Samsung has proved itself to be pioneer in the traditional wireless charging tech and might even be the first one to innovate that.
Samsung S9 release date
Samsung has always looked for biggest platforms available to launch their new phones. If carefully noticed, one can also tell that they always follow a particular pattern when it comes to introduce a new product of theirs. Look at the chart below:
|Galaxy S Series phone||Official Release Date|
|Galaxy S||4th June, 2010|
|Galaxy S2||2nd May, 2011|
|Galaxy S3||29th May, 2012|
|Galaxy S4||27th April, 2013|
|Galaxy S5||11th April, 2014|
|Galaxy S6||12th June, 2015|
|Galaxy S7||11th March, 2016|
|Galaxy S8||21st April, 2017|
|Galaxy S9||10 April, 2018 (Expected)|
If we take a look at the history of Samsung’s Galaxy S series phone launch dates over the years, we can notice the pattern. It is always released in first quarter of the year. We’ll probably get to see the S9 officially on 10th April, 2018. There is a high probability it might launch in MWC’18 but even if Samsung does so, the device itself will not be available to consumers before the first quarter of 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S9 price
With an extended array of features that we have speculated, it’s quite possible that this phone might cost a hefty amount. Given that S8 costed around 850$, S9 will also be in the similar price range of $800-$850 in the USA market for factory unlocked version, around around 560 GBP in the UK market, near about Rs. 50,000 for Indian consumers, around 1100$ in Australia, 670 euros and 970 Canadian dollars.
Well, that’s all so far from us. What would you like to see in the upcoming Galaxy S9. Do share your views in the comments below.