Let’s welcome you with some hard truths. The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t arriving this year. Samsung’s flagship devices follow the annual cycle and the Galaxy S9 by no means won’t be an exception. Having said that, there’s a piece or two of information from Sammobile regarding the Galaxy S9 – so think of this article as one of the many leaks to be expected from now until its launch probably in the first quarter of 2018.
Sammobile reports that the South Korean giant Samsung Mobile has already kick-started the Galaxy S9 firmware development two weeks earlier than it did for the current flagship S8.
Specifically, two different Samsung Galaxy S9 firmware namely G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5 are in the works and that translates to two 2018 flagship S phone – a base Galaxy S9 with model number SM-G960 and Galaxy S9+ with model number SM-G965. You will recall the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955 respectively.
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As for expected specs, we have nothing much in that regards yet, but we have on reports that the Galaxy S9 will use same Infinity Display like its predecessor with a typical 18:9 aspect ratio and a QHD+ resolution display. It will also come with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual rear and front cameras, a 3,600mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo.
As for the powerhouse, we can bet that Samsung will be gunning for one of the best chipsets 2018 could bring and for that purpose we expect to see Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 CPU.
Samsung Galaxy S9 release date
If Samsung sticks to its usual annual cycle, our best is that the S9 & S9+ will be released around the same time as the S8 was announced, and if early enough will be announced at the MWC 2018 which is billed for 26 February – 1 March 2018.