The next big thing for the Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to be launched in late February or early March. As launch cycle of the S-series is approaching near, the rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S9 are also on hype and has surfaced all over the internet. Especially because of the Apple’s latest flagship – the iPhone X, Samsung is planning to launch the device a bit early than last year. Now, let’s talk about the Galaxy S9 launch date, specs, and availability.
The launch date is expected to be late February or early March, but very little is known about the Galaxy S9. Last year, the Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 in late March. So, we can expect the Galaxy S9 will be announced in late February or the early March.
If we see the history of Samsung announces the Galaxy S lineup sometime between the February and April.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 – March 28| April 21
- Samsung Galaxy S7 – February 21| March 11
- Samsung Galaxy S6 – March 1| April 10
- Samsung Galaxy S5 – February 24| April 11
- Samsung Galaxy S4 – March 14| April 27
- Samsung Galaxy S3 – May 3| May 29
As we can see above, the history suggests that the Galaxy S9 launch date might the third week of February. Moreover, the Mobile World Congress next year runs from February 26 to March 1, 2018. So, before the congress starts, the Samsung might unveil the Galaxy S9.
The recently unveiled Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, which might make the debut in the Galaxy S9. As the agreement between Qualcomm and Samsung, the next S-series will be the first device to be launch with Snapdragon 845. Along with Snapdragon SoC, some S-series will also feature Samsung’s own Exynos 9810. Regarding the RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S9 might have 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and internal storage starting from 64 GB. The storage could go as big as 512-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage. Samsung has recently unveiled 512 GB of internal storage.
Samsung Starts Producing First 512-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage for Next-Generation Mobile Devices。
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When it comes to the camera, Galaxy S9 might have the ability to shoot incredibly slow motion video. That means, they might have the ability to shoot the video at 960 -1000 fps, currently Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Premium have that sensor, the highest sensor in any smartphones.
Talking about the design, the Galaxy S9 will have 90% screen-to-body ratio. Of course, there might be a couple of sizes, the regular Galaxy S9 will feature 5.77-inch panel, where the S9 Plus might have a 6.22-inch screen. The devices will retain same design, with smaller bezels. And, the megapixel size of the iris scanner will be bumped to 3MP for the faster scan.
The Galaxy S9’s software might get a little tweak with software innovation centered on artificial intelligence. That means, the Samsung Galaxy AI UX and virtual assistant Bixby might get significant updates. According to Sam Mobile, the Samsung’s engineers are developing two separate firmware, G960FXXU0AQI5, and G965FXXU0AQI5. The model numbers of Samsung’s next flagship smartphones have therefore been confirmed as well. The Galaxy S9 will be SM-G960 while the Galaxy S9+ will be SM-G965.