Earlier this year, Samsung was showered with praises for visually appealing Galaxy S8 design language and Infinity Display, but faced criticism for keeping the battery capacity same as its predecessor Galaxy S7 series. But, it was a calculated (and reasonable) decision so that there is no recurrence of the battery issue, like it faced with the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 a few months back.
Now, a report has emerged that Samsung is confident with its industry benchmark setting safety procedure (used on Galaxy S8 and Note8 series) and will be bumping the cell capacity in the generic Galaxy S9 series to 3,200mAh, 200mAh more than what we see in its predecessor, reported Digi Tech. It is also coming with fast wireless charging capability.
This report adds weight to the previously leaked device dimension details, which indicated an increase in the thickness compared to the predecessor.
There is no word on the battery capacity of the top-end Galaxy S9+, but if history is any indication Samsung is most likely to increase proportionately to match the device's big screen. For those unaware, the Galaxy S8 had 3,000mAh cell, whereas the S8+ came with 3,500mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S9: All you need to know
As said before, the Galaxy S9 series is tipped to come in two variants — one a generic 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 (codename: Star 1; model number: SM-G960) and the 6.2-inch S9 Plus (codename: Star 2; model number: SM-G965). They both will have almost same design language seen in the S8 series, but will have a major bump in terms of internal hardware.
It 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.
As of now, there is no information on Galaxy S9's camera MP count, but it is expected to boast a dual-camera module on the back with a bigger lens having a wider aperture to offer top-notch quality photos under low-light conditions.
Word on the street is that Samsung is also improving Iris scanner and facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S9 series on par with Apple iPhone X's FaceID feature.
As per recent reports, Samsung is expected to pull the wraps off the Galaxy S9 series on February 27 and showcase it at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona (February 26-March 1), and intends to release the product in mid-March.