Samsung is getting ready to launch their next generation Galaxy S premium tier smartphones in 2018 February (Mobile World Congress 2018, Barcelona). The nomenclature for the upcoming phones will follow the current trend and will be named as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+.
The famous smartphone industry insider has come up with few speculations, which seems true considering the history of the OME. According to Benjamin Gaskin, both devices will feature at least 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM (which means, one can also expect a special edition with up to 8 GB RAM). With respect to storage, the device might continue to offer 64 GB of fast flash storage with a dedicated SD card slot (up to 256 GB) on S9 and S9+.
The second speculation given by the Mr Gaskin is that both of these devices will be the first smartphones to utilise the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. However, the problem with this statement is that either Qualcomm or Samsung haven’t made any official announcement about the above-mentioned chip. We also know that the majority of the Qualcomm mobile processors are manufactured by Samsung, which might add some weight to his speculation.
Other than these speculations, we have our in-house The Indian Wire speculations. According to us, the bezels on the top and the bottom will reduce a bit, an under the display embedded fingerprint scanner, removal of 3.5 mm headphone jack, improved Super AMOLED display and next-generation Samsung UI on top of the Android Oreo 8.0.
The most pre-requisite feature on these smartphones is the rear dual camera solution. According to our speculation, the company might borrow the already existing dual camera solution on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and use the same here (with a slight upgrade). Coming to the pricing, these devices are expected to be priced at $800 to $1000 depending on the size and the storage option that one opts for.
So, for those who are stuck with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, or S7 Edge this will be a great upgrade. For those who already own on Galaxy S8, S8+ or Note 8, these devices aren’t going to offer much. So, do you think that these devices can take on the Apple iPhone X? Share your views in the comments below.