Next year’s Samsung Galaxy S9 has been in the rumor mill for weeks now, even though we’re still months away from its alleged March official announcement.
Rumors say the future Sammy flagship will be an iterative upgrade over the Galaxy S8, particularly with regard to how it will look. Suffice to say, don’t expect major cosmetic changes to the Galaxy S9. But what about its hardware specifications?
A screenshot believed to show the partial specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 has been posted on Slashleaks, courtesy of user Madsimar.
It has been reported that the phone will maintain the size of its predecessor and keep the latter’s 5.8-inch OLED display. We also hear that it will incorporate the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in select markets, in line with Samsung’s distribution strategy. The chip should make its way into a mainstream phone before the end of of the first quarter 2018, likely first in the Galaxy S9.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset should make its way into a mainstream phone before the end of the first quarter 2018, likely first in the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Those things may very well be true, and today’s leak backs up the narrative so far. A few other details relating to cellular bands appear in the image as well, but nothing we have not seen before from other manufacturers.
Previous leaks suggest that the S9 will get dual cameras, the first in the S series to have the setup. It may have a record-breaking aperture, just like this Samsung W2018 flip phone that starts at 15,999 yuan (about P122,000 or $2,400).
The device will reportedly still have a headphone jack, but don’t keep your hopes about a fingerprint reader that’s integrated into the display. Word has it that the feature is not ready for mass production yet. Also, expect variants with colors like purple, black, gold, and blue at launch, in addition to silver and gray.
But whether these rumors actually materialize or not, it will not be long before the curtains are raised for the Samsung Galaxy S9, which could be unveiled as early as January, though not at a full-blown launch event.
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