Galaxy S9, S9+ are Samsung's fastest and most expensive secrets
In a few days from now, at the company's 'Unpacked' event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung will unveil its fastest and most expensive secrets - their latest flagships - the Galaxy S9 and S9+. While Samsung has dropped some hints through its teaser videos, thanks to the online rumor-mill and leaks, we now know what's in store for all the mobile aficionados.
S9 is expected to retain S8's design
According to numerous renders/leaks, the S9 and S9+ are expected to have the same design elements as that of their predecessors. The latest phones will sport Samsung's edge-to-edge 'Infinity Display' along with similar top and bottom bezels and a Bixby button (and maybe a headphone jack). Given that Galaxy S8's design was much welcomed, it makes sense for Samsung to retain those elements.
Plenty in store for the shutterbugs
Improvements are expected in both software and hardware. S9's camera is expected to feature ƒ/1.5 and ƒ/2.4 with a variable aperture while S9+ may get a dual-camera set up with fixed ƒ/2.4 for the second lens with slow-motion up to 960 fps on both smartphones. The rear cameras will be dual-pixel 12-MP lenses with OIS, while the front camera being an 8-megapixel with autofocus.
Details about the specifications
With designs being similar to S8 models, Samsung will have a 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and a 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ along with the same Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 displays in 18.5:9 aspect ratio and IP 68 certification. The batteries on the S9 and S9+ are likely to be non-removable 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh respectively, along with 4GB RAM for S9 and 6GB on the S9+.
Enter Galaxy S9 and S9+: Samsung's fastest phones yet
It is almost a tradition that upgraded version of flagship smartphones come with an improved chipset performance and Samsung's offerings will be no exception. Samsung is expected to use both Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor (primarily in North American markets) and its indigenously developed Exynos 9810 in other countries. The phones will likely come with Samsung's latest LTE modems which offer lightning fast download speeds.
Samsung's LTE modems could be industry's best yet
Samsung has revealed its LTE modems that achieve a maximum download speed of 1.2 Gigabytes per second - a good 20% boost in speed than what Galaxy S8 supports. To put things into perspective, one can download an HD movie in 10 seconds or less.
Samsung's most expensive secrets, just days away from unveiling
According to rumors, soon after their unveiling on Feb. 25, Samsung will open pre-orders for the S9 and S9+ with March 8 as the release date. And truth be told, these phones will be Samsung's most expensive offerings till date. Rumors and reports claim that the S9 would cost anywhere between $800 to $925. S9+ would obviously be more expensive.