It seems only yesterday when Samsung bounced back with its innovative and sort-of-revolutionary flagship dual – S8 and S8+ – and we are already talking about their successors.
It’s always hard to build on huge successes but if recent rumors are anything to go by, Samsung has some pretty interesting stuff lined up for the next big S. Here is a list of attractive features that you might see on Samsung Galaxy S9 early next year.
90% Screen-to-Body Ratio
A new report indicates that the Galaxy S9’s screen-to-body ratio could be as high as 90 percent, compared to 84% screen ratio on Galaxy S8. This means that the bezels around the screen on the S9s will be narrower and it may take the device’s design to a whole new direction.
Enhanced Iris Scanner
Samsung Galaxy S9 will have an enhanced iris scanner to take on Apple’s Face ID. Samsung is likely to boost both – its Face Recognition software and hardware – for its next-generation flagships. As for the front camera, S9 and S9+ are rumored to stick with the 8MP sensor with AutoFocus
Samsung has allegedly called dibs on the entire first batch of Qualcomm’s next year flagship mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Which implies, it will retain its competitive edge for the entire year and other manufacturers will be forced to push their flagships for later. Of course, in India, we will get the comparable Exynos chipset.
A new Samsung patent suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ could include a new Air pollution sensor. The sensor will make it possible for users to scan and quantify the quality of air around you. You could then take active measures like wearing a mask.
Substrate Like PCB
Samsung has already started sourcing vendors for a Substrate like PCB for its next phone. The new PCB technology is said to double efficiency while connecting key components like DRAM, AP, NAND Flash, etc. in a layered design. And since it occupies less space, Samsung will have more room to plant a bigger capacity battery.
Bokeh shots without dual cameras
Samsung recently introduced ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and Slim 2X7 image sensors, with 12MP and 24MP resolution respectively. These new camera sensors will help Samsung avoid camera bump and the dual focus pixels on the former will help with fast focus and adding pixel 2 like bokeh effect using just one camera sensor.
Super Slow motion Videos
A reputed Korean tech site cited industry sources that reveal that Samsung Galaxy S9 camera will be able to shoot slow motion vids at up to 1000fps using a stacked camera sensor (just as the Xperia XZ premium).
Under display fingerprint scanner
Samsung had to strike out under display fingerprint sensor at the very last minute from the Galaxy S8 and S8+ due to high failure rate. As a result, we had to endure a full year of inefficacious unlocking solutions.
Recent reports suggest that we could see a functional under display fingerprint sensor in Note9, but Samsung will surely try and iron out the kinks right in time for the S9 and S9 Plus.
Apart from these features, we don’t see Samsung going for radical design improvements this generation but it’s still too soon to rule out the possibility altogether. As we get closer to the S9 launch we will have access to more credible rumors and have a better insight regarding what’s coming.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus availability
Recent reports point out that Samsung could be releasing the new Galaxy Phones a month early next year. The new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are very likely to launch at MWC 2017 early next year, which implies that they will be available for purchase by mid-march next year.
Last Updated on November 28, 2017