Samsung Galaxy S9 was pretty much a given, considering how popular the smartphone series is. But each year the company shifts the release schedule, so you don’t really know when and what to expect from these smartphone launches. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to have quite an interesting launch.
According to officials from Samsung, the phone is set to arrive on February 25, with the Plus model arriving at the same date too. But aside from that, there are no official confirmations when it comes to the design, hardware, software and other stuff.
All we have to go on are those leaks offered online, but many of them are credible. For example, one of the leaks suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will have a slow-motion recording mode. This is a necessity considering how many people use their phone camera for videos. And a slow-mo feature would come in handy and bring in front some rather nifty tricks.
Aside from that, there are also some rumors when it comes to the price. The Samsung Galaxy S9 could be around $725 like the previous version, but depending on what they added the price could be a bit higher. Some industry insiders state that the price could go up to around $150 or so. As we mentioned above, it all comes down to the prices and other factors.
Screen-wise rumors state that there will be a 5.8-inch QHD+ screen, a water-repellent coating, and an on-screen scanner. These seem to be very good features, and they do add up to create a very robust and impressive device. The aspect ratio remains the same, 18.5:9. While it’s not ideal and it does lead to some problems especially with movie visualization, this aspect ratio will become more and more popular thanks to this device.
There seem to be a few design changes too. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S9 may come with smaller bezels and a repositioned fingerprint scanner. The idea is to create a more comfortable usage experience for the user. Changing the fingerprint scanner location is a very good idea, and if these leaks are real, then it can make the Samsung Galaxy S9 easy to use.
The camera seems to be revamped, although there are no details about how it’s improved. What leaks suggest right now is that there will still be a single-lens camera with a variable aperture. Mobile HDR video recording will be supported too.
Similarities will be in the battery department too. A 3000 MAH battery is ok, but then again it’s the same as last year’s model. Samsung does seem to work a bit more on things like power efficiency, and that’s extremely important to take into consideration. Lastly, the unit is rumored to have only 4 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 845.
We are only a few weeks away from Samsung Galaxy S9’s launch so that we couldn’t be more excited about the prospect and unique benefits offered with this new device. Will it measure up to our expectations or not? Hopefully, the Samsung Galaxy S9 does bring in some refreshing changes, and the price increase is just a rumor!