Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Storage Variants Revealed
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is inching closer with every passing day. The leaks and new rumours are galore as well and the latest one has seemingly confirmed the storage variants in which the two smartphones will be launched in.
A Chinese tipster, citing a company insider, has posted on the Chinese social media, Weibo that the Galaxy S9 will be offered in two options, 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/128GB storage. The bigger sibling of the two, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be available in 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 6GB RAM/256GB models in major markets across the world.
According to the same tipster, the South Korean tech giant will also launch a special edition Samsung Galaxy S9+ with 512GB of onboard storage. Onboard storage of 512Gb will be unprecedented on a smartphone if Samsung does go ahead and launch this variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9+. The leaks certainly do hint towards such a variant but, it will be interesting to see if Samsung launches such a variant.
Both the devices are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset for the American and South Korean markets while the rest of the world will have the Exynos 9810 chipset-powered Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Exynos 9810 chipset has a lot of emphasis on AI, which means that the company is counting big on its facial recognition technology to challenge Apple’s Face ID.The display size will remain the same as that of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with slightly thinner bezels.
While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be priced similar to the Galaxy S8 (at the time of its launch), the Galaxy S9+, thanks to the dual-camera setup, could be priced close to, or higher than the Galaxy Note 8. This means that a higher-end variant of the Galaxy S9+ could be priced higher than the Apple iPhone X which was launched at a price of US $999 for the base (64GB) storage variant at the time of its launch.