The first change that anyone can notice is the displacement of the fingerprint scanner. The oddly placed fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and the Note 8 is now placed in such a way that the sensor is easy to access and placement looks premium. The glass sandwich design is also expected to continue with the next series of Samsung S series smartphone along with IP68 rating and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
In terms of design and aesthetics, the smartphone is expected to take hints from Samsung Galaxy S8 with smaller bezels compared to the present generation smartphone. So, the screen to body ratio of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be around 90 percent, which is a 10 percent improvement over the Samsung Galaxy S8. The same 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display with improved colour accuracy and HDR capability is expected on the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Like every year, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 Oct-core Mobile Solution, paired with at least 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB).
In terms of connectivity, the device will offer dual SIM card slot (depending on the region) with support for Gigabit 4G LTE and VoLte capability on both the slots. Other standard features like support for dual channel WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0 will also be offered. The smartphone with whichever the processor will have a premium user experience without any interruption.
One more thing about the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the camera. It looks like, the brand has settled with a single camera. The sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be something similar to that of the Samsung’s recently launched Samsung W2018. The single 12 MP camera with F/1.5 aperture will offer 4K video recording capability with portrait mode via dual pixel technology. The 8 MP selfie camera is also likely to offer F/1.7 aperture and 4K video recording capability.
The smartphone will run on Samsung experience operating system, based on Android Oreo with additional features like the edge swipe, always on display, and dual curves. The company is most likely to solve the battery issues on the upcoming flagship smartphone. The phone is likely to include fast charging and wireless charging via USB type C port with USB OTG support.
Finally, coming to the pricing the entry-level model will retail for $800 for the entry-level model and this might go up to $1000 for the higher storage variant.