Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date, Price And Information

Despite the Galaxy S8 coming out only a few months ago, Samsung has begun production of their upcoming S9. So the Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date is approaching..

Specculation around the device has been revealed by reputable sources, we have compiled all the current information.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date
Samsung Galaxy S9

Release Date

It has been said in reports that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be put into production this year along with the S9 Plus. There has been rumours that the phone will be debuted at the MWC event in 2018.

The display for the phone came in November, so final assembly should be around January time. Samsung said that the S9 being unveiled at CES is “unlikely”. To sum things up the Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date could be any time in next year’s first quarter.

Price

As of now, there has been no announcement on price. Although the S9 and S9+ are expected to over £800. The S8 and S8+ were priced at £679 and £779 when they were initially released. So the S9 and S9+ are set to be priced higher.

Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 5.8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display
  • Water resistant IP68
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Biometric fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date
Samsung Galaxy S9 Schematics

Camera

Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI-security analysist and reliable tech tech speculator has stated the phone will feature a dual lens camera. The camera is expected to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The S9 is thought to have a f/1.7 aperture setting. The S9+ with an aperture of f/2.4.

ET news have reported that the camera will be capable of shooting at 1,000fps which is truly astounding for a smartphone. This means that the S9 and S9+ will be able to shoot super slow-mo videos.

It seems that Samsung is developing a new camera sensor and a 3D facial recognition system is expected to be added too.

In terms of zoom, reports are coming out that a 10x optical zoom will be a possibility. This beats the iPhone 8’s 2x optical zoom.

Since the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL, consumers have requested that Samsung improve on the camera’s processing capability. There may be two front facing cameras, with one unlocking the phone using facial recognition and the other doing another function. A Snapdragon 845 will be the processor behind the camera, powering the shutter.

An image showing the schematics of the phone show that the camera is vertically aligned and boasts a heart rate monitor on the right side.

Performance

The S9 features Snapdragon 845 and is going to increase the performance speed by 30%. This also means that efficiency is increasing by 15%. The Adreno 630 is great for mobile gamers and will run most mobile games perfectly.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Design

Display

The Galaxy S8/S8+ had an undeniably spectacular display and the S9 and S9+ will improve on that. An 18:5:9 aspect ratio is apparent with a HDR display. Meaning that the display will display colour beautifully. The note version is also expected to be bendable, although the S9/S9+ may even feature a bendable display.

Four different colour options will be available for the phone. Black, purple, gold and blue are the colourways you can opt for at time of purchase. These colours are only speculation as no Samsung have not commented. SamMobile is the source of reference for colours of the S9. He also mentioned that Artic Silver and Orchid Gray may be available too.

Size: Samsung Galaxy S9 – 5.8inch

Size: Samsung Galaxy S9+ -6.2inch

Biometrics

Fingerprint sensor has became a staple tool in new smartphones with facial recognition being the new “it factor”. The facial recognition comes in the form of an iris scanner located on the front of the phone. The S8 had the fingerprint sensor located on the back of the phone in with the S9 expected to have the sensor on the back too. Although, there have been some concerns with the exact placement of the scanner. Some reports have said that the fingerprint scanner will be integrated seamlessly on the front display. This is comparable to the current iPhone X display.

Storage

The S8 comes built with 64GB of storage and it would be strange if the S9 had a smaller storage unit. So you can expect to see the S9 with 64GB internal storage.

More information regarding the phone will be updated on this page when the Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date approaches.

Samsung also announced that they have started production of the first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (EUFS). The chip is impressive to say the least, with read speeds of 860MB/s and write speeds of 255MB/s. Despite being an incredible piece of kit, Samsung say that the EUFS will be in the “next generation” of smartphone. Leading us to suspect that it will not be in the S9 or S9+.

With Apple releasing the iPhone 11 in September 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date is