THE GALAXY S8 competence have arrived on shelves small months ago, nonetheless reports explain that Samsung has already started prolongation of subsequent year’s flagship: a Galaxy S9.
We’ve finished some digging, and this isn’t all we know about a supposed Galaxy S9, so we’ve dull adult all we know about a handset so far.
– 5.8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED winding arrangement (570ppi / 529ppi)
– Android 8.0 ‘O’
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos (UK)
– Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds)
– Display embedded fingerprint scanner
– Dual rear-facing camera
– Bixby AI partner with dedicated button
– USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
With reports claiming that Samsung will start prolongation of a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus this year, it’s approaching that a handsets will entrance progressing in a year than a Galaxy S8, and hints that Samsung could be formulation a launch during subsequent year’s MWC.
This has been serve fuelled as a displays demeanour set to arrive in November, that puts a final smoothness date, formed on prior timings, in January.
There’s no word nonetheless on pricing for a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If anything like a S8, expect handsets to fetch around £689 and £779 SIM-free.
4/1/17: Case builder Olixar has suggested a initial central accessories for a as-yet-unofficial Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Its shade protectors (below), available to pre-order during MobileFun, endorse that both phones will have a accurate same arrangement measure as their particular predecessors, with an matching camera setup adult top. Olixar also let trip to MobileFun that, for some reason, a Bixby symbol will lapse on both a S9 and S9 Plus.
3/1/18: The initial hands-on images of a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have seemed online (above), pleasantness of Weibo (via Androidandme). The in-the-flesh snaps don’t exhibit many we don’t already know, nonetheless seem to endorse rumours that a handsets will underline a same shiny, potion pattern as their predecessors, along with a repositioned fingerprint scanner. While the also Galaxy S9 on left has usually one camera, a Galaxy S9+ on a right has a twin camera setup.
2/1/18: New renders of a Galaxy S9 (below) seem to endorse that a smartphone will, er, demeanour nearby matching to a Galaxy S8 predecessor. The images, common on Weibo, do advise that some changes are entrance though, including an iPhone-esque straight twin behind camera, a repositioned fingerprint scanner and – notwithstanding progressing rumours – a 3.5mm headphone jack.
15/12/17: The Galaxy S9 will be denounced during MWC in Feb nonetheless won’t be accessible to buy until August, according to according to Korean news opening The Bell. The news claims that, as a S8 and S8+ continue to sell well, the usually reason to move a launch brazen would be to benefit an tip palm on Apple. However, Apple won’t betray a iPhone 11 until September, so Samsung reportedly isn’t in a rush to start punishment a S9.
Separately, OnLeaks and MySmartPrice have given us a clearer thought of what a Galaxy S9 Plus will demeanour like. Renders (below) uncover that while a phone will demeanour nearby matching to a prototype from a front, it’ll competition an ascent dual-lens camera spin a back, alongside a repositioned fingerprint scanner.
14/12/17: Schematic drawings of a Galaxy S9 (below) have seemed on Chinese amicable network Weibo and ‘confirm’ that a arriving flagship will competition a new-look behind panel. The drawings uncover that a phone will underline a vertically-aligned camera, with what looks like a fingerprint scanner underneath and a heart rate guard on a right-hand side. Around a front, the Galaxy S9 looks set to sport a slimmed-down bezel that should concede for some-more shade genuine estate.
11/12/17: A supposed picture of a Galaxy S9 (below), performed by Android Headlines, shows that a Samsung flagship will approaching container a singular lens rear-facing camera, notwithstanding progressing conjecture of a twin lens upgrade.
However, a news records that a bigger Galaxy S9 Plus will competition a twin lens set-up, identical to that seen on a Galaxy Note 8. The picture doesn’t give many else divided nonetheless does seem to endorse that a fingerprint scanner will lay underneath a camera sensor, while a plaque on a behind of a phone points to a various with 64GB inner storage.
7/12/17: Qualcomm this week suggested a Snapdragon 845 SoC, that is approaching to entrance inside a Galaxy S9.
The chipmaker is earnest some-more energy than before, with a 845’s high-power cores charity a 25-30 per cent boost in performance, while a low energy cores offer a 15 per cent improvement. Better battery life is also touted, with a Snapdragon 845 earnest 30 per cent improved battery efficiency, along with faster LTE speeds with Qualcomm’s new X20 LTE modem offer Cat 18 speeds of over 1Gbps. The chip will also support a constraint of Ultra HD Premium footage during 60fps, and comes with a new Secure Processing Unit (SPU) that claims to offer “vault-like security.”
6/12/17: Samsung has denied rumours that a Galaxy S9 will launch in January, revelation the Korea Herald that it’s “unlikely” that a subsequent flagship smartphone will make an coming during subsequent year’s CES. However, a firm’s long-rumoured Galaxy X could make a entrance during a Las Vegas tech show, a SamMobile stating that Samsung will be arrangement off a foldable smartphone behind sealed doors.
5/12/17: Samsung has announced that it’s started prolongation of a ‘world’s first’ 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS). The chip, Samsung claims, boasts consecutive review speeds of 860 MB/s and consecutive writes of 255 MB/s, and a organisation says it’s dictated for “next generation” mobile devices, approaching a pointer that it’ll entrance inside subsequent year’s Galaxy S9.
4/12/17: Ever-reliable Samsung blog SamMobile is claiming that a Galaxy S9 will be made available in 4 opposite colour options: black, gold, blue and purple. Last year, conjecture had claimed that a Galaxy S8 would also launch in a purple variant, nonetheless this gossip never came to fruition.
SamMobile notes, however, that there’s a “high chance” this isn’t a final list of colours, adding that Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver could also spin out to be a partial of a lineup.
1/12/17: The Leaker is stating that while some models of a Galaxy S9 will container Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor, others will underline an Exynos 9th array CPU, that will be “15 per cent some-more efficient” than a Exynos chip found in a Galaxy S8. This, according to a report, comes as Samsung looks to plea Apple’s A11 Bionic CPU, and could make for “staggering” battery life on subsequent year’s flagship.
29/11/17: ET News has debunked rumours that a Galaxy S9 will underline souped-up facial approval record identical to a iPhone X’s Face ID, and has claimed that, instead, it’ll underline a same iris scanning tech as a Galaxy S9. Don’t pattern an underneath shade fingerprint sensor, either, as a news records that a S9 will underline a scanner on a rear.
There’s some good news, though. ET News adds weight to rumours that subsequent year’s Samsung flagship will launch progressing than common with a claims that mass prolongation will start in January.
27/11/17: According to a news during SamMobile, a Galaxy S9 will exaggerate reduction bezel than a S8 predecessor. A tipster told a website that there could be a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio on Samsung’s arriving flagship, adult from around 84 per cent on a Galaxy S8. According to a report, this will meant that a bottom bezel is roughly non-existent, potentially giving Samsung room to fist a vast shade into a device.
24/11/17: Accessory builder Ghostek has leaked renders (below) of a Galaxy S9 to BGR, confirming a smartphone’s full-screen design, twin cameras and rear-facing fingerprint scanner, However, BGR records that while a renders are “mostly accurate”, another source pronounced that a bezel above a phone’s arrangement will be a bit narrower, and a orator during a tip looks a bit different.
23/11/17: The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will make their initial open coming during subsequent year’s CES, according to a news during VentureBeat. The news claims, carrying oral to someone ‘briefed on a company’s plans’, that Samsung will give a hide rise of a inclination during a Jan tech uncover before a full unveiling takes place in Mar subsequent year.
The news also claims that a S9 will arrive as an iterative update, featuring a ‘near identical’ pattern to a final year’s Galaxy S8. What’s more, it’s sloping to underline a same 5.8in shade as a S8, while a S9 Plus will competition a same 6.2in Infinity arrangement as a predecessor.
Under a hood, both phones are approaching to Qualcomm’s arriving 10nm Snapdragon 845 CPU. The S9+ will reportedly offer some-more RAM (6GB vs 4GB) and a second behind camera, identical to that seen on a Galaxy Note 8. Elsewhere, pattern both a S9 and S9 Plus to container a microSD slot, 3.5mm headphone jack and AKG stereo speakers
20/11/17: Samsung skeleton to supply a Galaxy S9 with souped-up iris and face approval tools, according to a news during ET News. The news claims that a organisation is “developing program to boost a face approval rate of a Galaxy S9 front iris approval sensor.” Industry insiders explain that these improvements come as Samsung looks to take on Face ID, that Apple is touting as a many secure face-scanning tech on a marketplace today.
17/11/17: New benchmark formula for a Samsung smartphone with a indication number SM-G960F – widely approaching to a tellurian chronicle of a Galaxy S9 – have seemed on the Geekbench website. The handset, that approaching will come powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor, scored 2680 on a single-core Geekbench 4 exam and a 7787 on a multi-core test. While impressive, this puts a device distant behind a iPhone X, that scored a single-core measure of 4197 and multi-core measure of 10051.
15/11/17: Just a day after rumours claimed that Apple was formulation to launch 3 new iPhones in 2018, Ice Universe (via ValueWalk) claims that Samsung is going to kick a organisation to it by reviving a ‘mini” line subsequent year. The tipster claims that a supposed Galaxy S9 Mini will launch alongside a S9 and S9+, and will surveillance a 5in(ish) Infinity display.
14/11/17: SlashLeaks has posted CAD drawings presumably belonging to a Galaxy S9, that ‘confirms’ that a smartphone will be a full-screen device with distant slimmer bezels than those seen on a Galaxy S8. The picture also confirms that a smartphone will competition Samsung’s signature winding edges, while a second CAD render shows a vertically-aligned twin camera setup on a backside and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. However, we’d advise holding this latest trickle with a splash of salt, as creditable tipster @OnLeaks has tweeted that a images are “very approaching fake, or during slightest inaccurate.”
9/11/17: South Korea’s The Investor reports that, due to “technical difficulties” in building an under-screen fingerprint sensor, Samsung will hang a scanner on a behind of a Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets. This gossip comes amid conjecture that Samsung could embankment a sensor altogether in foster of Face ID-style face approval technology, nonetheless an attention source debunked this to The Investor, saying: “Samsung won’t get absolved of fingerprint sensors in a handsets, as there many services and platforms run formed on a technology.”
3/11/17: Samsung has launched a open beta for Experience 9.0, a take on Android Oreo that will uncover adult on ‘the subsequent Galaxy flagship’, no doubt a Galaxy S9. As of 2 November, some Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners in a UK, US and South Korea will get to try out a next-gen UI, that comes finish with a GIF keyboard, a diversion mode for DeX and some-more stretchable Samsung Cloud record storage
31/10/17: Face ID-style tech isn’t a usually underline a Galaxy S9 will steal from a iPhone, as a new trickle suggests that Samsung’s arriving flagship will be a initial to embankment a headphone jack. TechDroider has posted sketches (below) of a arriving smartphone, that as good as reigniting conjecture that Samsung is contrast an under-screen fingerprint sensor, ‘confirms” that a 3.5mm jack will be ditched.
30/10/17: The Galaxy S9’s behind row will “change a lot”, according to Twitter tipster Ice Universe, who unsuccessful to elaborate on his claims. However, it’s approaching that Samsung will embankment a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, and there’s also speak that a S9 and S9 Plus will underline a twin camera setup identical to that seen on a Galaxy Note 8.
27/10/17: We’ve already listened that a Galaxy S9 approaching will follow a iPhone X with baked-in Face ID-style tech, and now new rumours are claiming that a organisation will also, like Apple, embankment a fingerprint scanner altogether. Reliable tipster Ice Universe has tweeted that he’s “100 per cent sure” that a S9 won’t have a fingerprint scanner, notwithstanding progressing conjecture that a handset would be a initial to underline a screen-embedded sensor.
26/10/17: Samsung will reportedly confederate a possess neural engine into a Exynos chronicle of a Galaxy S9. The Korea Herald writes that Samsung has ploughed income into DeePhi Tech, a startup from China that specialises in neural network application technology. Samsung is pronounced to be meddlesome in regulating this technology, that allows for immediate debate recognition, neural denunciation estimate and other approval tasks on smartphones, into a arriving flagship in a bid to urge a AI capabilities.
13/10/17: While Samsung’s stream Galaxy S8 and Note 8 both underline built-in iris scanners, rumours explain that Samsung will adopt iPhone X-style Face ID tech on subsequent year’s Galaxy S9. A twitter from Ice Universe, around SamMobile, claims that a organisation will supply a arriving flagship with a 3D picture mapping sensor, that will be able of scanning users’ faces from all angle. There’s no word nonetheless as to either a organisation will also embankment a fingerprint scanner found on stream models.
10/10/17: Russian tipster Elder Murtazin has ‘confirmed’ prior rumours that Samsung will have initial dibs on Qualcomm’s arriving Snapdragon 845 CPU. He pronounced on Twitter (below, er, in Russian) that a whole initial prolongation run of a new chipset will be sole to Samsung, with other OEMs removing entrance to a 845 during a after date.
С точки зрения доступности 845 идет в s9/s9+ для штатов вначале, остальные позже получат. s9 на месяц раньше выходит чем обычно
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) October 9, 2017
4/10/17: In a frequency startling development, SamMobile has reliable that there will be dual versions of a Galaxy S9. The site detected dual indication numbers for a handset – G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5 – a initial of that allegedly belongs to a Galaxy S9, and a latter to a Galaxy S9 Plus. The news doesn’t exhibit many else about a arriving flagships, nonetheless it does supplement weight to rumours of an early-2018 launch.
26/9/17: Samsung is reportedly formulation to follow in a footsteps of Huawei by building a dedicated synthetic comprehension (AI) chip, that could make a entrance inside a Galaxy S9. The Korea Herald reports that “[Samsung] is in a center of building several forms of chips that will be able of estimate large information from AI applications on devices, expelling a need to promulgate with cloud servers.”
19/9/17: The Galaxy S9 could container a camera sensor able of sharpened ‘super delayed motion’ footage during 1,000fps, according to ETNews. It reports that a camera sensor will use built picture intuiting tech identical to a Sony Xperia XZ1, with a ability to temporarily store prisoner images on a DRAM chip in one of a layers. Samsung will start mass producing a ‘3-layered picture sensor’ in November, according to a report.
6/9/17: A patent (below), that has recently been authorized by Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, suggests that a Galaxy S9 could underline a cutout during a tip of a display, identical to that approaching to underline on a iPhone 8. Alternatively, a organisation could be formulation to deliver a notched arrangement on a new smartphone altogether.
18/8/17: Just days before Samsung unveils a subsequent flagship, a Galaxy Note 8, a assistance bucket of information about a Galaxy S9 has seemed online. The initial gossip comes around obvious tipster Elder Murtazin, who claims that a 2018 flagship could underline a ‘MotoMod’ character modular design, permitting users insert outmost modules around captivating pins on a behind of a phone. Separately, a post over during Weibo claims that Samsung will be ‘hoarding’ 2018’s initial supply of Snapdragon 835 chips for forward of a Galaxy S9 launch.
31/7/17: Samsung has announced a ‘industry’s first’ Cat 18 LTE modem with 6CA support, and it’ll substantially make a entrance inside a Galaxy S9. The modem, set to go into prolongation progressing this year, can strech download speeds of 1.2Mbps, a 20 per cent boost compared to a 1Gbps modem inside a Galaxy S8.
18/7/17: Korean news opening The Investor is stating that a Samsung Galaxy S9 will underline a same 5.8in arrangement as a Galaxy S9, while a bigger S9+ will underline a same 6.2in shade as a stream Galaxy S8+. The news records that Samsung ‘is approaching to try again to underline on-screen fingerprint scanning that is blank from a S8 due to technical immaturity.’
28/6/17: Despite new gibberish that Samsung wouldn’t offer a Snapdragon variant, new rumours suggest that a Galaxy S9 will use both a possess 8nm Exynos chips and an as-yet-unannounced 7nm processor out of Qualcomm. The same news claims that TSMC will make a arriving Snapdragon chip, rather than Samsung.
23/6/17: Speculation over during Weibo claims that a Galaxy S9 competence not come in a Snapdragon variant, with a smartphone instead shipping usually with Samsung’s possess Exynos 9810 processor, finish with CDMA network support. If this gossip is legit, it would meant that Qualcomm and Samsung have reached an agreement in propinquity to a CDMA patents issue.
12/6/17: The Galaxy S9 will be a initial Samsung smartphone to exaggerate new AMOLED shade tech codenamed ‘Sunflower’, according to a news during Android Headlines. Tech specs haven’t nonetheless been confirmed, nonetheless it’s approaching Samsung is looking to urge a arrangement fidelity.
24/5/17: The Bell reports that prolongation of a Galaxy S9 will approaching start as shortly as this year, with Samsung having settled on a codenames Star and Star 2 for a Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. The news also records that S9 and S9 Plus will have “similar specs” to a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and won’t underline Samsung’s foldable arrangement tech.
21/4/17: Reports explain that Samsung and Qualcomm have started building a supposed Snapdragon 845 processor – formed on a second-gen 10nm production routine – that is sloping to entrance inside a Galaxy S9.
1/4/17: Korean announcement The Bell claims that Samsung has started work on a arrangement row for a Galaxy S9 and S9 Pus. It doesn’t contend many else, nonetheless records that a shade will be identical to that found on a Galaxy S8, and will be done accessible in a same 5.8in and 6.2in sizes. µ
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