Lately, we have been hearing a lot of speculations that Samsung might launch Galaxy S9 in January at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018, Las Vegas, but now, a new report has emerged that the company will not side-track from traditional launch cycle.
Like previous years, Samsung's much-anticipated Android marquee phone Galaxy S9 will be announced on February 27 and showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona (February 26-March 1), and intends to release the product to the market in mid-March, reported South Korea daily The Bell.
This makes sense, as Samsung needs not have to hurriedly launch Galaxy S9 to make use of the short supply of Apple iPhone X in the market and that too after having learnt a valuable lesson from the early Galaxy Note7 launch fiasco. It is certain to not make the same mistake. With the scarcity of the iPhone X, many consumers will not mind waiting another month for Galaxy S9 and weigh the pros and cons, and finally decide to buy the device that matches their budget and requirements.
Samsung Galaxy S9: All you need to know
As per a recent report, Galaxy S9 will come in two variants — a generic 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 (codename: Star 1; model number: SM-G960) and 6.2-inch S9 Plus (codename: Star 2; model number: SM-G965) — and have almost same design language seen in the S8 series. But will have major upgrades in terms of internal specification.
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It is also rumoured to come with in-display fingerprint sensor developed by Synaptics and improve on the Infinity Display with much thinner bezels compared to the predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S9 series is expected to come with 10nm class chipsets and depending on the region of sale, they will be offered in Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (in US, China and select countries) or Samsung's Exynos 9810 series (in India, Europe and others). They will be backed by 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage.
There is no word on the camera hardware in terms of MP count but will surely have a dual-cameras on the back having a bigger lens with a wider aperture to offer good quality images under low-light conditions.
Samsung is also improving Iris scanner and facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S9 series on par with Apple iPhone X's FaceID feature.