Out of the bunch of devices that are most anticipated in the year 2018, the Galaxy S9 duo are quite high up on the list. Among the numerous leaks about the two devices that we have come across, the latest is that the bigger Galaxy S9+ variant may be launched in a humongous 512GB storage variant, however, only for select markets. Although that may not be true for the smaller Galaxy S9.
The leak reveals that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 in two variants, which would differ basis their onboard storage. There will be a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. Whereas, the Galaxy S9+ will reportedly come in three storage variants, which is 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. In addition to that, the Galaxy S9+ is also believed to come in a 512GB variant in select markets. Also, the report points that all the Galaxy S9+ variants will come with 6GB of RAM.
From what we have known so far, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will be incremental upgrades to last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ when it comes to design. Which means, the bezel-less Infinity display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio. However, while that remains the same, the leaked render images show that the fingerprint scanner may be repositioned on the Galaxy S9 duo. Instead of the fingerprint scanner placed next to the camera, in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ it will reportedly be placed below it.
Recently, Samsung also unveiled the Exynos 9810 SoC that will be powering the Galaxy S9 duo, and has detailed some of its features. Built on 10nm process, the Exynos 9810 will be an octa-core SoC with maximum clock speed of 2.9GHz. Samsung claims that the single-core performance is twice as fast as the Exynos 8895 SoC that powered the Galaxy S8 duo and the Galaxy Note 8. Multi-core performance has also been boosted by 40 percent, the company said. The chipset will come with onboard AI, and support 3D facial recognition for biometric authentication to take on Apple iPhone X’s Face ID feature.
In the photography department, sadly, the Galaxy S9 is expected to come with a single rear camera, whereas the ‘plus’ variant is expected to come with dual-camera setup with Live Focus for DSLR-like bokeh effects for your photos.
Other features such as a heart-rate sensor besides the camera module, wireless fast charging, water and dust resistance and USB Type C-port are expected on the Galaxy S9 duo. And while Google, HTC and Apple have done away with the 3.5mm audio socket, the new Galaxy smartphones are set to retain it. In the software department, both smartphones are likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 duo next month at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.