We have been bombarded with product news this week thanks to CES, but it is only one month away from another major international tech event, the Mobile Work Congress (MWC). Like CES but for Mobiles this event will see the launch of dozens on new and innovative products.
The most significant release undoubtedly is going to be the Samsung Galaxy S9, which has now been confirmed to occur during MWC.
It is expected the Samsung Galaxy S9 will follow suit from its previous iteration and come in two variants, the standard Galaxy S9 and the larger S9+
Rumours about the S9 says it’ll come with a 5.8- and 6.2-inch screen, a vertically positioned dual camera (with a fingerprint scanner underneath), a Snapdragon 845 processor (or the freshly announced Exynos 9 Series 9810), and 6GB of RAM.
It is rumoured that there will be a beneath the display fingerprint scanner. However, this holy-grail of fingerprint scanning has been notoriously hard to implement, and it has been rumoured to launch the past couple of years. At CES there has been a phone called Vivo that has it, so it is a possibility that Samsung has mastered it.
The full rumoured specification includes:
- 8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (570ppi / 529ppi) with the same aspect ratio as the S8
- Android 8.0 ‘O’
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos (UK)
- Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds)
- Display embedded fingerprint scanner
- Dual rear-facing camera
- Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
- USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
There have been rumours that the foldable phone that Samsung has been developing would release at the same time, but Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said Samsung would reveal such a device next year.