Samsung might be close to releasing the next smartphone from the Galaxy S series. The rumours are speculating that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will be officially announced in February 2018.
Although this won’t fit in Samsung’s regular launching pattern, as previous Galaxy S series were usually announced in March, the upcoming phone will still be accompanied by the plus version – Galaxy S9 Plus.
Since this year’s model, S8, featured drastic design changes and raised the S series on another level, the company is expected to launch the S9 more as an updated version of the current design and software.
Thanks to the successful launch of both the S8 series and Note 8 earlier this year, the company was able to put the Note 7 fiasco behind and gain back their customers’ trust.
Galaxy S9 will probably be released in March
It is believed that Samsung will reveal the next flagship smartphone in late February, while the device will be officially revealed in March.
It’s unclear if the company is rushing to launch two new smartphones as a response to Apple’s iPhone X, considering that this rumored debut will break Samsung’s usual unboxing schedule.
In the past, the company usually followed the well-known pattern of releasing the Galaxy S series in March, while the Note series was usually launched in September.
Galaxy S9 features – what to expect
As Samsung introduced fresh and upgraded design on the S8 and S8+, the upcoming flagship devices will likely be an iterative update of the current models.
The new phones will most likely feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, to boost up the speed and both S9 and S9+ should come with the AKG stereo speakers.
The good news is, that Samsung will apparently move the fingerprint scanner below the camera. This decision probably came from the unsatisfied users of the S8 and S8+ models, as they complained about the current positioning next to the lens.
Most of the users were unhappy as they couldn’t easily reach and unlock their phone, so Samsung will relocate this sensor in order to improve the user experience.
S9+ will most likely get a second camera
Following the duo rear camera trend on the Note 8, S9+ will apparently feature a second rear camera. However, this feature will not be available on the smaller S9 model.
As expected, the plus model will not only feature a larger screen and additional camera but also 6GB of RAM instead of S9’s 4GB.
Luckily, there won’t be any changes when it comes to the headphone jack, so it reportedly won’t be removed from the S9 series.
It is also rumoured that Samsung will use this opportunity to launch the new version of the DeX dock. This cool device allows you to use your phone as a touchpad and virtual keyboard.
Samsung will reportedly preview it’s latest devices in January 2018 at CES, however, there weren’t any official confirmations yet.