The hype around Samsung’s next year flagships, the Galaxy S9 series is building. Yesterday, popular leakstar Evan Blass who goes by the twitter handle @evleaks reported that the upcoming Galaxy S9 would be an iterative update in “tock” cycle since the Galaxy S8 was a major upgrade as a part of “tick” cycle. The Galaxy S9+ had already spotted in Geekbench a week ago.
They are codenamed as Star 1 and Star 2 and have model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965 and are rumoured to feature the infinity displays on both the devices. Samsung has placed an order for 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch edge to edge curved Infinity Displays which are likely the display of these smartphones. The Geekbench spec list mentioned it to be powered by the Exynos 9 Series 9810. But the international variant will likely to sport another chipset, like the Galaxy S8. The best guess is the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.
The spec list mentioned 4 GB of RAM on the S9+ but according to rumours, the Galaxy S9+ is said to pack 6 GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9 will have only 4 GB of RAM. There will be 64 GB of internal storage with micro SD slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack and AKG stereo speakers. The spec sheet also confirmed the device would run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. A well-known tipster Eldar Murtazin previously claimed that the Galaxy S9 might feature a modular design similar to Google Project Ara or Motorola MotoModes where users can add or remove modules according to their requirement. He mentioned Samsung would place magnetic pins on the back of the phone which will allow external modules to be attached. Samsung is also rumoured to be releasing a new version of DeX dock that lets user place the phone flat so that it can be used as a virtual keyboard or touchpad and it will also be compatible with the previous flagships.
A render of the Galaxy S9+ was leaked earlier this week. The render reveals the rear fingerprint sensor will be shifted below the camera, unlike the Galaxy S8. The rear also has a dual camera setup place in a vertical arrangement. According to the new report, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will be previewed at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January and is likely to go on sale around February.