THE GALAXY S9 is usually a month divided from apropos official, with Samsung confirming that a 2018 flagship will see a launch during MWC in February.
It’s doubtful a imminent phenomenon will have many surprises in store, though, as we already know a ruin of a lot about a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, pleasantness of a online gossip mill.
We’ve dull adult all we know about a handset so distant below.
– 5.8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED winding arrangement (570ppi / 529ppi)
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos 9810 (UK)
– 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM / 6GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB / 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
– Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds)
– Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
– 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4) / Vertical twin rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera
– Bixby AI partner with dedicated button
– USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
– Stereo speakers
– Wireless charging support
– IP68 H2O and dirt resistance
– Built-in FM radio
– Updated DeX advancing station
– Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue, Lilac Purple variants
Samsung has reliable that a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will launch during on 25 Mar MWC in February.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) January 25, 2018
According to a trickle around Evleaks, pre-orders of a Galaxy S9 will start usually days after on 1 March, and a handset is sloping to start shipping twin weeks after on 16 March.
According to reports, a Galaxy S9 will be £100 some-more costly than final year’s S8, with pricing set to start during £789. By a same logic, pattern a Galaxy S9+ to start from £879 SIM-free.
Here in Blighty, EE has betimes reliable that it’ll be charity a Galaxy S9 once it’s available. Interested business can register their seductiveness on a operator’s website.
9/2/18: Samsung’s next-generation DeX advancing station, set to entrance alongside a S9, has flush online.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 8, 2018
The new appendage packs a USB-C tie for hooking adult your smartphone, alongside twin customary USB and one HDMI port. Unlike Samsung’s strange DeX dock, a Galaxy S9 will distortion prosaic when connected to a second-gen version, and you’ll apparently be means to use a handset as a touchpad or practical keyboard.
Not usually does a trickle give us a good demeanour during a Samsung’s new DeX dock, yet it also confirms that a Galaxy S9 will keep a headphone jack, notwithstanding progressing rumours carrying claimed that Samsung would embankment a pier in foster of USB-C.
8/2/18: SamMobile has got a mitts on serve sum about a ‘super delayed mo’ underline set to entrance on a Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The feature, that SamMobile claims will be so considerable that it “could make adult for a miss of twin camera setup on a unchanging S9”, will offer users twin methods of capture: regular, and a mode that will usually record slow-mo footage when something moves in a frame., matching to Samsung’s rear-cam selfie mode.
The underline will also take impulse from a Sony Xperia XZ in that it will offer a mode where users can start recording a normal video, afterwards daub on an additional symbol that shows adult to take slow-motion during specific moments.
7/2/18: Dutch site TechTastic has corroborated adult rumours that a Galaxy S9 will be £100 some-more costly than a predecessor. It has schooled from ‘sources informed with a matter’ that a S9 and S9+ will fetch €899 (around £790) and €999 (£885) in a Netherlands, since a Galaxy S8 and S8+ were labelled during €799 and €899, respectively, in a segment when they were launched final year.
The same news claims that Galaxy S9 pre-orders will flog off on 2 March, and will start shipping twin weeks after on 16 March.
6/2/18: Evan Blass has revealed that Samsung will recover a ‘Lilac Purple’ chronicle of a Galaxy S9 (above), that will join a already-leaked Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue models.
Seperately, Twitter tipster @Hakersimar has shown off some of a accessories that will boat alongside a incoming flagship, including new cases and a high-speed wireless charger, that could potentially compare a high-speed charity of wire charging.
5/2/18: Pricing for a Galaxy S9 will start from £789 in a UK, according to TechRadar. The website, citing a source in a ‘mobile phone deals industry’, reports that Samsung’s incoming flagship will be £100 some-more costly than final year’s Galaxy S8. By a same logic, a Galaxy S9+ will approaching be accessible from £879 SIM-free.
“You can pattern a S9 to cost £100 some-more than a Galaxy S8 when it was expelled final year,” said TechRadar‘s unknown source. “The law is that final year’s massively arrogant smartphone prices on handsets like a S8, Note 8 and iPhone X have shown that there are copiousness of people out there peaceful to compensate these aloft prices.”
2/2/17: It looks like a Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have to count on their processors and program potency to extend a life of their batteries. Parts flogger Union Repair claims, around SamMobile, that a handsets will container 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively, a same found inside final year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+.
1/2/18: Yet some-more official-looking images of a Galaxy S9 and S9+ have flush online (below), pleasantness of case-maker ‘dbrand.’ The sharp snaps seem to endorse that a smaller device will underline a singular camera, while a incomparable S9+ will underline a twin sensor setup. The images also seem to advise that both phones will be done accessible in a elementary black variant.
“It honestly isn’t probable to find a more precise, aloft peculiarity Galaxy S9 hang than a one you’ll find here during dbrand,” a box builder boasts, suggesting that a imagery is approaching on a income given that Samsung’s launch eventuality is usually a few weeks away.
30/1/18: A report out of Korea has outed Galaxy S9 pricing sum for a initial time. If legit, a S9 will fetch the Galaxy S9 will cost KRW950,000 ($875, £620), while a Plus-sized various will arrive slapped with a KRW990,000 ($920, £655) price-tag.
However, given last year’s Galaxy S8 was labelled during KRW935000, cheaper than both a S9 and S9+, it’s doubtful Brits will see such a good deal, with Samsung’s flagship twin approaching to fetch above a £700 mark.
The same news from ET News claims that pre-orders will start on 2 March, in South Korea during least, with shipping to start on 8 March.
29/1/18: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have leaked in full usually weeks brazen of their central unveiling. The mega-leak, pleasantness of VentureBeat‘s Evan Blass, gives us a initial correct demeanour during a flagship twin (below) and reveals roughly all there is to know about a handsets.
The news reveals that while “neither will be poignant departures from their predecessors”, the both will boat with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU in a US and China, and Samsung’s possess Exynos 9810 SoC in a UK. This will be interconnected with a choice of 4GB or 6GB RAM on a S9, while a S9+ will boat with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage as standard.
Confirming Samsung’s ‘reimagined’ camera, VentureBeat writes that both handsets will underline ‘variable aperture’ on their primary 12MP camera, that switches between f/2.4 and f/1.5 and allows for super slow-mo video capture. The S9+ will container a twin camera setup comprising of a second 12MP fixed-aperture lens, and both will competition an 8MP camera around a front.
A apart leak, around SamCentral, also reveals that a S9 and S9+ will underline something called ‘IntelligentScan’, that combines face and iris scanning to urge correctness and confidence even in low or really splendid light.
26/1/18: A video posted on Chinese site Weibo claims to uncover off a operative antecedent of a Galaxy S9, reduction than a month brazen of a MWC launch. The 10-second-clip doesn’t exhibit anything groundbreaking yet does ‘confirm’ that a S9 will underline a same winding OLED arrangement as a predecessor.
A apart trickle around box builder Poetic Cases claiming that a Galaxy S9 will be accessible in china and grey, also like final year’s Galaxy S8.
25/1/18: Samsung has reliable that the long-rumoured Galaxy S9 will make a central entrance on 25 Feb during Mobile World Congress. Samsung’s teaser (below) doesn’t exhibit many else, yet does explain that a camera is “reimagined”, approaching a curtsy to a S9’s mooted non-static orifice limp and a S9+’s twin camera setup.
23/1/18: It looks like Samsung might have spilled sum about a Galaxy S9’s camera specs on a possess website. The info, speckled by NDTV, talks adult the firm’s new ISOCELL sensors, that approaching will entrance on a S9 and S9+. The 3-stack quick readout sensor will concede cameras to record video in Full HD fortitude during a whopping 480 frames per second, that means that super-slow-mo will also be upheld during a high-resolution. The sensor also boasts a underline called Super PD, that Samsung hints will give smartphones faster autofocus speeds for a cameras.
Elsewhere on Samsung’s website, it sum 3 other sensors: ISOCELL Bright, Dual and Slim, yet it’s misleading that will entrance on Samsung’s incoming flagship duo.
22/1/18: South Korea’s ET News has learnt some some-more sum about Samsung’s arriving Galaxy S9 and has suggested that it’ll be a initial smartphone to use ‘Y-OCTA’ arrangement technology. This next-gen shade tech allows Samsung to place a hold sensor directly on a OLED layer, enabling a organisation to trim behind on both thickness and weight.
The Galaxy S9 will also implement SLP (Substrate Like PCB) mainboards, a circuit miniaturisation technique initial seen on a iPhone X, enabling Samsung to giveaway adult some-more space inside a handset.
Finally, a news claims that a Galaxy S9 will container a 12MP camera with an f/1.5 ‘variable aperture’ lens, while a S9+ will underline twin 12MP cameras comprising of f/1.5 and f/2.4 lenses.
18/1/18: Samsung’s much-hyped Neural Processing Units (NPU), that will move some-more modernized AI facilities to a smartphone lineup by enabling a device to analyse, routine and store information yet regulating a cloud, could make a entrance subsequent month inside a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. That’s according to a news at the Korea Herald, that claims that Samsung will approaching uncover off some of a NPU’s capabilities during MWC subsequent month. It adds that a fully-fledged chronicle of a AI chipset approaching will entrance in a second half of 2018, hinting that it could make a initial correct entrance alongside a Galaxy Note 9.
According to the Korea Herald‘s sources, Samsung’s AI chip – nonetheless still in a early stages – has “reached a technological levels” of those now charity by Apple and Huawei, and approaching will transcend those of a rivals as a year goes on.
17/1/18: Brazilian telecommunications regulator Anatel has let trip that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will underline an matching battery to a Galaxy S8, during 3,500mAh. However, with a S9 and S9+ set to implement new processors that are some-more efficient, it’s expected that users will see an alleviation in a battery life department.
16/1/18: Serial tipster Evleaks has suggested a recover news for a Galaxy S9, carrying been sloping off by an exec during a vital casemaker. The smartphone will launch during MWC on 26 February, according to a leak, with pre-orders to start usually days after on 1 March. Shipping will allegedly flog off twin weeks after on 16 March.
According to a C-level executive during a vital casemaker, a go-to-market news for Galaxy S9 / S9+ is as follows:
Launch – 2/26
Pre-orders – 3/1
Ships/releases – 3/16
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 16, 2018
15/1/18: The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have seemed on the FCC website, divulgence a indication numbers of a twin handsets – SM-G960U SM-965U, and confirming that they will support many mobile bands in a US. No specifications have been revealed, yet a inventory confirms that a FCC ID will be engraved on a behind bottom of a twin devices.
12/1/18: A supposed Galaxy S9 sell box (below) has leaked online pleasantness of Weibo, divulgence the full specs of Samsung’s arriving flagship smartphone. None of a specs will approaching come as many of a surprise, with a trickle indicating to a 5.8in Infinity display, a ‘super speed’ 12MP Dual Pixel behind camera with OIS, an iris scanner, wireless charging support and IP68 dirt and H2O resistance.
The leak, that comes usually weeks brazen of Samsung’s designed MWC launch, also ‘confirms’ that a Galaxy S9 will boat with earphones tuned by AKG and will pack 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
10/1/18: Samsung’s mobile trainer DJ Koh has reliable that a Galaxy S9 will launch during Mobile World Congress in February. Speaking during a press eventuality during CES, attended by ZDNet, Koh pronounced that the handset during a trade uncover in Feb with a sales date also to announced during a event.
8/1/18: A new trickle pleasantness of China’s Weibo claims to have sum on a RAM and storage configurations of a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If legit, pattern a Galaxy S9 to be charity in twin versions – one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and a other with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Galaxy S9 Plus will be charity with 6GB RAM as customary and will be done accessible with a choice of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage. The post also records that Samsung could launch a 512GB indication of a phone, yet this approaching will be “temporary” and charity in “select markets” only.
4/1/18: 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 (below), pleasantness of Weibo (via Androidandme). The in-the-flesh snaps don’t exhibit many we don’t already know, yet 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 coming, 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 yet 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 top 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 antecedent from a front, it’ll competition an ascent dual-lens camera turn 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.
However, a news records that a bigger Galaxy S9 Plus will competition a twin lens set-up, matching to that seen on a Galaxy Note 8. The picture doesn’t give many else divided yet 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 entrance 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 display 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, yet this gossip never came to fruition.
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.
Next page: Earlier rumours
Save this article