“The S9+ will be the first Galaxy S series device to flaunt a dual-camera module”
Samsung’s upcoming flagship duo – S9 and S9+ have been doing the rounds of the internet quite a bit lately in the form of leaks and rumours. There has been a report about the South Korean giant working on an enhanced Iris Scanner for its upcoming flagships. Then we came across an alleged render of a rugged case for a device we assumed to be the Galaxy S9. Now it looks like that the alleged render could be the real deal, albeit not for the Galaxy S9 but for the Galaxy S9+.
Tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has revealed that Samsung is all set to showcase the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show to be held at Las Vegas in January. However, the devices will officially be launched at a launch event in March, just like last year. A source in the know of Samsung’s plan has revealed that while the aesthetics of the devices will remain the same as that of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (review), there will be some incremental changes. The fingerprint scanner on both devices will now be placed under the camera module and the S9+ will likely come with a dual camera module, which falls in line with the case render we saw earlier. This will be a welcome change for those who found the fingerprint scanner placement on the Galaxy S8 duo and the Galaxy Note8 (review) awkward. The Galaxy S9+ will also feature an extra 2GB RAM over the S9’s 4GB.
Coming to the screens, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will retain the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved-edge Super AMOLED “Infinity” displays from their predecessors. Apart from this, it is speculated that upcoming smartphones will be equipped with a 10-nanometer fabricated processor, which points toward the upcoming Snapdragon 845. Other revelations include 64GB expandable storage, 3.5mm audio jacks and AKG-powered stereo speakers.
Apart from the flagship duo, Samsung is also working on a backward-compatible DeX docking station. The new docking station will allow users to lay their smartphone flat and use it as a touchpad or a virtual keyboard. As of now, no other details about the devices are known, but we’re sure we’ll see lots more about the upcoming S series phones from Samsung in the coming days.