Leak Reveals Possible Information Regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S9
The new year is almost upon us and the new year means that we’ll soon be seeing announcements regarding next year’s flagship smartphones. At this point, we should all be used to the yearly release cycle, but it’s still exciting to see what smartphone makers have up their sleeves. This year was a pretty big one in terms of the rise of edge-to-edge display and, hopefully, next year will featuring something just as interesting. For now, though, we have a leak from Slash Leaks regarding the Samsung Galaxy S9 and 9+.
The phone is listed as featuring a screen that is 5.77 inches though the size will likely be rounded up to 5.8-inches when the official announcement is made. As with the S8, we expect that this screen will be an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels. We don’t see any of the manufacturers moving away from that trend. If anything, we expect it will trickle down to non-flagship phones in a few years.
In terms of processors, the leak mentioned an “845” which we expect will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. This makes sense considering that the Snapdragons normally power a lot of flagship Android phones. However, there was no mention of Samsung’s Exynos 9810 which is a bit surprising since we expect Samsung to us its latest chip in some versions of the S9. Of course, this is a leak so some things are expected to be incomplete.
Speaking of incomplete information, there were several things missing from this leak. For starters, there was no word on the price. However, given that flagship phones have been increasing in price over the years, we expect this one to be more expensive than the S8. It, like the iPhone X, may also break $1,000. No announcement date was confirmed, but it is widely expected to be sometime around January or February of 2018.
In terms of battery size or memory, the leak provided us with nothing. There was also no news regarding what forms of biometric security the S9 would offer though the company has filed some interesting patents recently.
As always, leaks such as these should be taken with a grain of salt as Samsung may change things before it makes an official announcement.
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