Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Specs and Release date

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Everything You Should Know

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: With the huge success of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, we are all looking forward to what the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will look like. Even though the S8 and S8 Plus were near to perfection, thanks to its stunning bezel-less display and dazzling curved look. I still think there are rooms for improvement on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is one of the worst I’ve ever seen on a smartphone in terms of positioning. Additionally, the smartphone was designed after the dual rear camera became a trend, but they ditched the trend.

Although Samsung hasn’t released an official information about the upcoming flagships. But if the leaked specs going around is true, then Samsung really listened to their users. If you want to know more about the leaked specs, features, design and price. Then you are at the right place, stay with me as we go through them together.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus-DESIGN

In terms of design, there wouldn’t be many upgrades as expected. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will still sport the same curved look, but this time with a dual rear camera. The fingerprint scanner would be brought down from the weird position it was placed before. The dual rear camera, LED Flash and fingerprint scanner are horizontally placed in the middle. While the Samsung logo is still sitting pretty in its normal spot.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus still have the same 2D facial recognition software and iris scanner. But according to Business Korea, they will both get a little upgrade. We also expect the new flagships to come with an IP68 rating for protection against dust and water.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus-DISPLAY

The display on its predecessor is still one of the best out there, and Samsung is taking it up a notch on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The new flagships are expected to have more than 90% screen to body ratio (18.5:9 aspect ratio). Which means the screen will be bigger because it has the same size as its predecessor.

The Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED bezel-less display, with 2960 x 1440 resolution and 570ppi. While the S9 Plus boasts of 6.2-inch Super AMOLED bezel-less display, with 2960 x 1440 resolution and 529ppi.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Inside the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus should be the Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845 chipset, depending on the region. The internal storage should be 64GB, while the Galaxy S9 has a smaller RAM 4GB and the S9 Plus has 6GB RAM. The 64GB internal storage on both devices is upgradeable to 256GB using microSD.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will run on Android Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI skin. An improved Bixby is also expected on the flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus-CAMERA

There’s no word yet on the megapixels of the camera, but we know the Galaxy S9 Plus sports dual rear camera. The Galaxy S9 might still come with a single camera. There’s also a possibility of dual front camera debuting on the flagships. But of course, the quality of every camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would be better than its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus-BATTERY

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to be powered by a more powerful battery and endurance rating. The trending wireless charging will also debut with the device, as it is supposed to have a dedicated wireless charger.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

According to a report in September, the flagship could make their debut as early as January. But a more recent claim the launch has been shifted to March, which will make the flagships officially available in April.

If you can remember, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched at $725 and $825 respectively. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to be a little more than that, with the S9 Plus prize surely crossing the $1000 mark.

Will you be getting the new flagships when they hit the market?

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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