The rumours: good news - Samsung Galaxy S9 potential upcoming features

Sarah GillmorDec 5, 2017Technology1 4277

Samsung may have revealed two new features that could put the company in a great position to land a devastating blow to main rival Apple! Despite the good news for Samsung with the Galaxy S9’s potential upcoming features, new leaks suggest there could be disappointment in store for Android fans, too.

New rumours suggest Samsung has still been unable to embed the fingerprint scanner under the display on the front of the phone. This will likely mean the rear-mounted security feature is going to return from the S8 – and it was a feature that many critics and consumers found frustrating.

Samsung Galaxy S9 potential upcoming featuresThe rumours also state that only the S9+ model would receive the impressive dual-lens camera, whilst the S9 would receive the single-lens camera instead. Though these rumours could put some customers off, the upsides of the yet-to-be-revealed phone could outweigh these complaints.

Samsung’s next major mobile phone release – the Samsung S9 – is rumoured to launch during next year’s Mobile World Congress show. The show takes place February 26th to March 1st 2018 and has traditionally seen Samsung announce or release products in the past.

However, last week it was revealed by Venturebeat that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will make their first public appearance at next year’s CES, strange given that most tech sites would have expected a reval at Mobile World Congress later in the year. VentureBeat claim to have spoken to someone “briefed on the company’s plans” with the South Korean company planning a sneak peak of the devices at the January tech show before a full release in March 2018.

The same report also featured plenty more leaked details about the devices potential specs, claiming that the S9 will be “an iterative update”, which will be “nearly identical in appearance” to the Galaxy S8. But ahead of the launch, as with many products, rumours and leaks are starting to surface.

Further to our reports that the phone will still feature a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone and will not live up to the benchmarks of the iPhone X, more rumours about the handset are coming to light. Apparently, the next-generation handset will feature an improved facial recognition system and a dual-camera setup that was debuted on the Galaxy Note 8.

Though neither of these features have been confirmed, Samsung has revealed some of the key components likely to feature in its next-generation flagship device, hinting at the capabilities of its upcoming hardware. This comes in the form of a new mobile processor, which is specifically designed to power top-of-the-line devices such as the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 when they launch in 2018.

“The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is Samsung’s latest flagship processor, with 3rd-generation custom CPU cores, upgraded GPU, and gigabit LTE modem with industry-first 6CA support,” Samsung confirmed in a press release about its achievements at the CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

Samsung also reveals its Exynos 9 Series 9810 chipset is “built on 2nd generation 10nm process technology”. If Samsung follows the pattern it has established with previous smartphone launches, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by either Exynos or Qualcomm chips, depending on geographical region reports the Daily Express.

In the same press release, Samsung also hints at more features coming to the phone in other thanks to improved tech. Samsung also references the new Isocell SLIM 2X7 image sensor, which offers “high resolution image sensors in small chip packages, delivering detailed pictures in low-light environments without a camera bump”. According to Samsung, “the small 0.9μm pixel size enables a 24Mp image sensor to be fitted in a thinner camera module, allowing premium smartphones to offer high resolution cameras in a very slim and elegant design.” In layman’s terms, that could mean a thinner design for the new phone, as well as the possibility of a dual-camera setup.

It appears as though some new benchmark results for a Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G960F have appeared online on the Geekbench website (via theinquirer.net). This model number is widely expected to the global version of the Galaxy S9.

“The handset, which likely will come powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor, scored 2680 on the single-core Geekbench 4 test and a 7787 on the multi-core test,” explained Carly Page, editor of Theinquirer.net. “While impressive, this puts the device far behind the iPhone X, which scored a single-core score of 4197 and multi-core score of 10051.”

Even more worryingly is the fact that according to BGR, if these test scores are in line with what customers can expect to see when the phone launches next year then Samsung’s next big phone won’t match up to the iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus – let along the iPhone X. BGR also notes that early benchmark leaks “are typically a good representation of what we end up seeing at launch.”

The news follows on from reports earlier this week when new leaks courtesy of SlashLeaks suggests that the S9 could also have a curved screen – similar to the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the same leaked images appeared to reveal that Samsung are adding a new dual-lens camera to the phone which would allow the device to add DSLR-style depth of field to images taken on the handset.

The new Galaxy Note 8 already includes a dual-lens snapper, which can even change the intensity of effects after the image taken, but if this was to be added to the S9, it would be the first time such a camera has appeared on the S series of phones. So although the benchmark tests above don’t make for great reading right now, at least it seems that Samsung are looking to keep pace with its main rivals in the camera department.

4.7
Votes: 7
Share a link with your friends:
With “The rumours: good news - Samsung Galaxy S9 potential upcoming features” also read
MobileShopping: iPhone X, Pixel 2 or Galaxy S8 - how each phone differs from one another
1 365 1 36
iOS or Android? If you’re shopping for a new smartphone, there’s a good chance three options come to mind: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2.
GadgetsBest cutting-edge products: the 10 most popular Gadgets of 2017
1 375 30
Technology companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Apple are constantly finding new ways to improve their cutting-edge products. There are several big changes in 2017.
FinanceRetail renaissance: Big Shopping Trends in 2018 - the signs are promising
1 448 4 45
2017 was the year of the retail apocalypse. Tech transformation. Retail is a people business. Predictions: pot, politics and Bitcoin. New business models will emerge.
MobileApple admits: iPhone 6 started running slowly, and the battery drained quickly
1 407 4 44
What did Apple say about this? What happens to iPhone batteries when they get older? Is this the first time Apple has tweaked its software to boost battery life?
Total: 1 comment
Please note! In order to quote the entire comment - click “Quote” without selecting anything. To quote a part of the comment - first select it, then click “Quote”.
  1. Sarah Gillmor
    7
    10
    Author: Sarah GillmorJournalist
    2017-12-5, 1:15PM
    My opinion: Two iPhone X beating feature? smirk

    What about? Out of the box fast charging, VR support, expandable memory, Samsung DEX, Iris Scanner, fingerprint scanner, home button, headphone jack, Bluetooth 5 with support for 2 devices at the same time (f.e. two headphones), Samsung Pay with MST support, secure folder.

    Take a look what Apple copied from Samsung:
    +8
Write a review
Information
To add a comment to this publication, you need to register or Log In.
Even more publications
New articles announcement
In the air: Recent Comments
2018-01-17, 5:53AM
Double loft beds similar the black one available in various mattress sizes made to your choice of headroom, with a choice of sloping or..To get you inspired: 12 awesome ideas where to put a bed in a tiny room
2018-01-17, 5:48AM
Great Collection of space savers! With more and more tiny houses becoming popular, ideas such as these are great examples that could be..To get you inspired: 12 awesome ideas where to put a bed in a tiny room
2018-01-16, 12:04PM
The best of interior decoration I have ever seen, awesome creativity! Cool ideas, but some of these are totally removed from possibility if..To get you inspired: 12 awesome ideas where to put a bed in a tiny room
2018-01-16, 11:07AM
As a college student wrote, this post stood out. I always have the problem of too many things in too little of a space. If this post was..To get you inspired: 12 awesome ideas where to put a bed in a tiny room
2018-01-16, 5:51AM
In-home services, delivery, and consultations will pervade the market. Consumers no longer want to leave the house to buy commodities. So,..Retail renaissance: Big Shopping Trends in 2018 - the signs are promising
2018-01-16, 5:29AM
Healthy and environment-friendly lifestyles will be a focus for many consumers. Consumers will be increasingly mindful of their purchases...Retail renaissance: Big Shopping Trends in 2018 - the signs are promising
Popular Comments
2017-11-21, 11:58AM
Who wins? Well the buyer will not. For all those who cry about your “Right to privacy” - if you are foolish enough to have one of these in..Let’s compare who wins: Google Home Mini for $50 or Amazon Echo Dot
2018-01-7, 1:22PM
Simple solutions: 1. You live off of handouts you can't vote. Let those who pay the bill decide. 2. Welfare because your a single..Welfare reform: 6 million open jobs - the challenge is to get people back to work
2017-12-18, 7:10PM
The only reason to use a gift card is if you are dealing with kids and want to restrict what they can get, so for example, you get them a..13 Cool Tech Gifts you must have and don’t have to spend a fortune on them
2017-11-21, 12:24PM
No these devices are absolutely NOT listening to every word you say, cataloging, storing, and saving. Of course NONE of these devices are..Let’s compare who wins: Google Home Mini for $50 or Amazon Echo Dot
2017-12-23, 3:49PM
"It's time for the Jedi, and for Star Wars... to end." The Last Jedi is one giant cinematographic anticlimax. Each..“Star Wars” recovering? “The Last Jedi” has earned around $570m around the world
2017-12-20, 6:07PM
This is never going to happen. Republicans are NOT going to cut, they will continue to explain that a growing economy will grow them out of..9 things about historic Tax Reform - Trump’s first big legislative win
Most viewed in the past 24 hours
Most viewed in the month
Popular news topics
5G Apple beds Bitcoin breaking news broadband business news entertainment finance furniture gadget gadgets Google Home Mini home furniture ideas iPhone iPhone battery iPhone slowdown markets mobile Motorola movie review news opinion politics reforms retail security shopping smart speaker smartphone Star Wars T-Mobile tax laws tax reform taxes tech tech news The Last Jedi U.S. Senate
» » The rumours: good news - Samsung Galaxy S9 potential upcoming features