South Korean Giant, Samsung is ready with the successor of previously launched Galaxy S8. After initial developments, now official confirmation arrives regarding the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 in MWC 2018 in February. Handset will launch in traditional two variants dubbed as Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Earlier rumors of unveiling of flagship smartphone at CES 2018 turned out to baseless as Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business President DJ Koh at a press conference at Consumer Electronics Show confirmed that next Samsung flag-bearer will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018 to be held at Barcelona, Spain. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8 which was launched in April, company do not want to wait longer and might hold a launch event for the successor before that date, earlier schedule to counter the effect of iPhone X, according to South Korean outlet, The Bell.
A series of leaks and rumors suggests that Galaxy S9 will be powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and expected to run Google’s latest Android 8.0 Oreo on the top. Recently announced Exynos 9810 chipset can be expected in select regions. Other leaked information suggest a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with round edges. Handset is expected to launch in 4GB and 6GB variant with different storage options starting from 64GB to 256GB.
In the press conference, when asked about the upcoming foldable smartphone, DJ Koh confirmed to working on it, however, he adds that it will be out in year 2019 and cites UX the biggest obstacle in commercialization of the product. A foldable smartphone was expected to release in 2018, according to earlier reports. He also adds that Bixby 2.0 will be launched within the year and stressed that all Samsung devices will support the virtual assistant by 2020. Samsung has already acquired many AI startups to improve the Bixby performance.
Some recent claims hinted that Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have a re-positioning of it’s fingerprint sensor as also seen in recently launched Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphone. Handset is also rumored to have a improved version of iris scanner.
Source : ZDnet