Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ To Be Launched In February At MWC
Two of most anticipated smartphones of 2018 belong to one company, Samsung. The smartphones in question are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and the company’s mobile business president DJ Koh has confirmed that they will be launched at MWC in February. The company has also confirmed that the availability details will be revealed at the time of its launch at MWC.
Over the past few weeks, multiple Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ leaks have revealed that the design of both the smartphones will remain similar to their predecessors with slightly thinner bezels and a repositioned fingerprint sensor. This will be a good move from Samsung which listened to its customer’s constant complaints about the ill-positioned fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note8 as well.
Similar to the bygone Samsung Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset in the US and South Korea while the rest of the markets will receive the Exynos 9810-powered devices. As mentioned above, the fingerprint sensor will now be placed below the camera in a more ergonomic position. There were rumours that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have an in-display fingerprint sensor but, Vivo will take the honours of being the company to do so.
Recently, the RAM and storage options of both the flagship smartphones were leaked. A Chinese tipster, citing a company insider, 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.
Unlike the previous gen Galaxy S devices, the difference between the regular variant of the S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be more than just the screen size and battery. Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9+ with a dual-camera setup while the Galaxy S9 will have a single camera setup just like the Galaxy S8.
While the design won’t be different from their predecessors, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to have software tweaks and hardware enhancements in the iris scanning department which will, in all likelihood, compete with the iPhone X’s Face ID technology. It will be interesting to see if the Galaxy S9+ will touch the thousand dollar price point as well, just like the iPhone X.