As with the Apple release of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Samsung has been struggling to keep things under wraps for the Samsung Galaxy S9. The latest in the Galaxy series has appeared in yet another leak these past few days, with much better renders of the final product, which has shown it to closely resemble the current Galaxy S8.
The S9 and S9+ are expected sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the US and China, with the Samsung Exynos 9810 chip in other markets across the globe. The units will also include a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant for the Galaxy S9+. Both phones are said to include the QHD+ Super AMOLED display with rounded edges.
South Korea’s ET News has also come into some detail about upcoming Galaxy S9, revealing that it’ll be the first smartphone to use ‘Y-OCTA’ display technology. This next-gen screen tech means that Samsung will be able to include the touch sensor directly on the OLED layer, enabling the firm to trim back on both thickness and weight.
The expected announcement might be set for 25 February 2018, leading into the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, with shipping of the Samsung Galaxy S9 starting from 16 March.
The full specifications of the S9 includes:
- 5.8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (570ppi / 529ppi)
- Android 8.0
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos 9810 (RoW)
- 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB / 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
- Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds)
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4) / Vertical dual rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera
- Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
- USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Wireless charging support
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Updated DeX docking station
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Source: Evan Blass – VentureBeat