Smartphones happen to be one of man’s greatest invention till date, In today’s technology-driven world the smartphone or even a simple mobile phone is a must-have for everyone and almost everyone seems to possess one. There are lots and lots of manufacturers competing with each other releasing extremely powerful smartphones some of which have more capabilities than a regular laptop but not all of them seem to end up very successful. When it comes to the world of smartphones the South Korean tech giant Samsung always seems to have the upper hand. Be it a simple phone that is only capable of making calls or even a phone that is capable of scheduling important meetings to keep you on the go or even a phone that is capable of keeping your health monitored and on track Samsung always seems to have it covered. Although the company has been through a few obstacles they always seem to come back up and give their competitors a run for their money. For those of you who happen to be a huge fan of Samsung or even if you are looking to get yourself an amazing new phone this next smartphone from Samsung is guaranteed to blow your mind. Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 seems to be one of their best devices they’ve ever made. If you’ve been waiting for the smartphone then hang on tight cause the long wait is almost over. Although Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed anything there are few other sources out there that have provided significant information about the specifications of the phone, the display upgrades, the battery concerns, the software surprises and final design. According to the leaks, the company seems to have stuck to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus designs it introduced last year. In this review of the Galaxy S9, you’ll come across everything you need to know about the upcoming killer smartphone.
Galaxy S9 Review – The Design
Coming to the design of the part of the phone, The Galaxy S9 seems to have smaller bezels along with a repositioned fingerprint scanner. There are a few videos on the internet which claim to be showing the Samsung Galaxy S9, which show a device that looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 although with the fingerprint scanner moved beneath the camera lens and in-screen as some rumors have suggested. The front and back of the phone both look to use curved glass, and the bezels are small and there’s both a 3.5mm headphone port and a button that’s presumably a Bixby button.There are also quite a few posts out there that claim that Samsung has decided not to exclude the 3.5mm jack, unlike the iPhone range but a few rumors state that the phone may not possess one after all.Although you can’t completely judge the phone by the obtained images of the S9, The phone seems to have a 90% screen to body ratio when taken into comparison with the company’s S8 which has about 84% of screen coverage.While most users say that the S9 will be very similar to the previous models some people claim that there could be a tweak in the design and the company might embed the fingerprint scanner to the bottom of the screen rather than place it beneath the camera ar the back. Apart from that some rumors claim that Samsung could be using their new trademarked metal body called the Metal 12 which is both light and strong and could provide durability to the phone although this is slightly unlikely cause the company claimed that the metal is still in development stages.
Review of Galaxy S9 – The Screen
When it comes to mobile screens most of us are quite aware that Samsung has some of the best displays to offer especially when it comes to color and picture quality. Latest updates state that the brand new Galaxy S9 will feature a 5.8-inch QHD+ screen with an in-screen scanner along with a water-repellent coating. Reports claim that the company has been working hard on the screen since early March 2017.It’s highly likely that the company will retain to the Galaxy S8’s 18.5:9 aspect ratio and there’s also a good chance it will be the same size as the Galaxy S8, coming in at 5.8 inches, though one rumor puts it at 5.65 inches. It’s also sure to be curved and continue Samsung’s trend of using Super AMOLED, which delivers vibrant visuals and good contrast. In regards to the screen, the only change the company might acquire is embedding the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen instead of placing it on the back. Aside from that, a few years back in late 2016 Samsung licensed a new glass coating technology that makes water bounce off your smartphone screen. The company claimed that they will be using this technology in upcoming models so it may mean the Galaxy S9 could feature this making it much easier to use in the rain.
The camera on the Galaxy S9 will be one of the best the company has ever produced. According to Samsung, the camera is “Reimagined” and rumor has it that it can have a variable aperture, super slow motion video and the possibility of the world’s first phone with HDR video capture. This could mean that the Galaxy S9 camera may beat the top-of-the-line Google Pixel 2 camera if rumors turn out to be true and it features a variable aperture or becomes the world’s first camera that can capture Mobile HDR video. According to a few leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S9 camera will be a 12MP Dual Pixel lens with optical image stabilization, super slow-mo functionality, and a variable f/1.5-2.4 aperture. That means it would be able to switch between f/1.5 (great for low light shots) and f/2.4 (Ideal for well lit or regular photos) and capture up to a 1000 frames per second which would make it better than anything on the market in a phone right now. Apart from that, it is possible that there could be differences between the camera present on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus as some rumors state that the S9 Plus will have a dual-lens snapper, and the S9 will just have a single-lens one. Although On the other hand, a few leaked images of a backplate apparently for the Galaxy S9 shows a camera hole cut-out large enough for two camera lenses.This could only mean two things which means both phones feature dual camera lens or the fingerprint sensor isn’t going to be beneath the screen but on the back.As far as rumors about the front camera having a 3D sensor goes, this probably means that the phone will feature a facial recognition software similar to Apples face ID and it’ll be able to tell apart a real face from a picture of someones face.
The Battery, OS & Other expected features
Coming to one of the most important parts of a smartphone “the battery”. According to most of the rumors out there, the Galaxy S9 will most probably have a 3000mAh battery similar to the ones found on the S8. If the rumors turn out to be true then this will be quiet disappointing since earlier reports suggested that Samsung will be using newer technology that will allow the manufactures to include a bigger battery without modifying the processor.Apart from that, the device will also feature wireless charging which could be a benefit to few.
The device will be shipped with Androids latest “Oreo” operating system and would either be powered by a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset.The processors like most of their devices might be region based, phones bought in the US may feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor which is an octa-core chip with four cores running at 2.8GHz and four at 1.8GHz, with the fastest cores delivering up to 30% better performance than the fastest cores present in the Snapdragon 835. AI processing and graphics performance have also been improved, while power use has been reduced.The Snapdragon 845 also allows its users to record 4K Ultra HD video at 60fps.Users purchasing the phone outside of the US may land up with Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor which includes an LTE modem which technically supports download speeds of 1.2Gbps which is much faster than any other phone, which means you could potentially download an HD movie within just 10 seconds.As far as RAM goes most rumors point in the direction of the company sticking to its standard 4GB of RAM rather than upgrading to 6GB of ram like most other Asian manufacturers.However, a few sources state that the S9 Plus might have 6GB of RAM, and the standard S9 will have just 4GB, alongside 64GB or 128GB of storage. Although this still cant be confirmed what we know for sure is that the S9 will either possess a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset (depending on where you buy it from) and that the phone will run on Androids latest Oreo operating system.
Other expected features from the device include an improved iris scanner along with stereo speakers. The device will supposedly house an improved iris scanner compared to the ones present on the Galaxy S8 which would make it easier and faster to scan your eyes under various conditions.Some posts also suggest that the company has improved the devices sound quality and there’s a possibility of the Galaxy S9 having AKG stereo speakers and could possibly ship with a free set of Bluetooth AKG headphones. Both of those things have now also been listed on an image seemingly showing the phone’s box. The S9 will also support all major LTE bands and chances are that the device will be manufactured and shipped from Vietnam.According to a patent on the internet some people claim that the phone may possess a special sensor which would be able to analyze atmospheric conditions and alert you to how polluted the air is. Some sources claim that the DeX docking station would get an upgrade which would make it more like a charging pad and would allow you to type on the screen eliminating the need for a keyboard and mouse when the phone is connected to a monitor. The phone may also possess dual sim functionality although this feature may be based on the country its purchased from.Apart from the pollution monitoring feature, most other features seem genuine and there are possibilities of the phone actually launching with them.
Based on rumors so far the device will feature a 5.8 inch super AMOLED display and the device and will either house an Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845(Depending on where it is bought from) chipset along with 4GB of RAM. The rear camera of the device will be a 12MP camera(Possibly a dual-lens camera on the S9 plus model) and the front will be an 8MP camera. The battery will probably be a 3000mAh battery similar to the one found on the S8 and the phone may house a fingerprint scanner beneath the screen(which would make it the first phone to use this technology)or it may be mounted on the back like the S8. The device will also support wireless charging and will be waterproof.Although we will not know for sure whether all that’s mentioned above is true or not until the actual phone is launched, most specifications and features mentioned seem to be true and will likely be present on the device. As of now, The Samsung Galaxy S9 is scheduled to launch on the 25th of February, according to Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 invite. It is still unclear when it’ll arrive at its first customers, but pre-orders are likely to start on March 1 which means the phone may ship in mid-March. As far as color goes the company may launch an all-new Purple version of the upcoming phone.The starting price of the phone is expected to be around 1000$ and will be available in two variants users may also have an option to choose between how much onboard memory they wat like most of their other models.