The popular Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched in April 2017 and the successor to the phone is around the bend. New leaks and renders about the S9 have surfaced through popular benchmarking website Geekbench shedding light on what we can expect from Samsung’s next flagship. Let’s have a look at what we know so far.
As per the renders, the phone will sport a similar design language as the S8 with a metal-glass combination chassis and a bezel-less display on the front. The phone’s display will also melt along the edges to give it Samsung’s signature Infinity display. Speaking about the display, the phone is likely to come in three variants: the regular S9, S9+, and a new smaller S9 mini.
In the optics department, the phone will the sport an all-new dual camera department. As per the renders, the phone will rock a vertical dual camera setup, similar to what the iPhone X has. The camera setup will also have a broad-band anti-reflection coating avoiding glares in images captured in broad daylight. It is still unknown as what sensors will be featured on the upcoming flagship but it is safe to assume it will be an upgrade to the twin 12-megapixel cameras on the Note 8.
Under the hood, the Samsung flagship for the next year will come with the next generation processor of the brand’s own Exynos series. As per the Geekbench listing, it will have the Exynos 9 series 9810 coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S9 might also come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which is expected to be the flagship processor by the chipmaker for 2018. It was also reported that Qualcomm will dedicate the full first batch of the new processor just for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Indian version will most likely have the Exynos chipset.
As expected, the phone will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. However, Samsung will skin it with its own customized ‘Samsung Experience’ OS. Just like most years, the South-Korean giant might launch its annual flagship during the MWC Barcelona event in 2018.
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