Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to reportedly launch in ‘early March’

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will reportedly hit production as soon as next week.

  • Published: December 27, 2017 4:50 PM IST

Much earlier than its predecessors, the 2018 Galaxy flagship duo will reportedly hit the belts as soon as next week, with the release rumored to be scheduled for early March 2018. And before the release, Samsung is expected to announce the smartphones at the Mobile World Congress on February 25, 2018.

This report comes from Korean media, which along with the alleged information regarding the release, also details the new features that will land with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

To begin with, the report reiterates the speculation that the upcoming Galaxy S smartphones will sport a stacked system board that saves on interior space. The report mentions five initial suppliers that will be churning those out, with a sixth added in February. Apple‘s new iPhone X utilizes a similar motherboard design, freeing up space for a larger, L-shaped battery inside.

Basically what this means is that with the circuit boards stacked closer together, it will make the device’s footprint much smaller, leaving space for other things inside a phone, such as a larger battery. Since Samsung is rumored to be increasing battery capacities with the Galaxy S9 duo, the company may be doing just that.

Further, the report confirms another aspect about the smartphones that we have been seeing for a while, that the dual-camera system will be reserved for the larger Galaxy S9+, while the Galaxy S9 will have to make do with a single camera lens. The front camera kits at the front of Samsung’s new phones will sport an iris recognition module, and a regular camera. Reportedly these modules will be combined in the Galaxy S9 to save space, but separated on the larger Galaxy S9+.

Finally, Samsung will use its own Electro Mechanics division’s sensors for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+’s cameras. This means we might see some of the new sensors that Samsung announced not long ago.

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  • Published Date: December 27, 2017 4:50 PM IST