There has been a lot of activity going around the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9. Recently we reported renders followed by leaks pertaining to the design of the device and of course the Geekbench results which confirmed the Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB RAM.
Now it looks like Forbes has found what Samsung Galaxy S9 would look like and it’s not surprising at all. It follows the same design language as S8 and will come in 18:9 ratio. The Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch display and the S9+ will have a 6.2-inch display.
Both the devices will have even lesser bezels if compared to their predecessors and will have a better screen to body ratio than iPhone X. The company has also changed the orientation of the camera at the back and have placed the fingerprint scanner below the camera. This change comes after the Korean giant was criticized for putting fingerprint scanner beside the camera which eventually resulted in accidental touches and smudges on the camera. Forbes also pointed out that Samsung will place the dual camera on only Galaxy S9+. The good news though is the fact that Samsung has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack and the MicroSD Card slot.
Moving to the software part, the recent Geekbench leak shows that Samsung is planning or rather testing Android Oreo on Galaxy S9 but it is still not confirmed if the company plans to release the device with Oreo. It is worth noting here that OnePlus recently launched OnePlus 5T which surprising didn’t come with Oreo out of the box and the company did plan to push an OTA sometime in January to update it to Oreo. Now there are speculations that Samsung might follow the same footsteps and release the device with Nougat but Samsung isn’t known releasing OTAs for their devices.
Well, all this is still just speculations and leaks so take them with a pinch of salt although the company might launch the device during CES 2018 so we don’t have to wait for too long. It is unlikely though as the Samsung’s spokesperson said it is unlikely to launch during CES but we do have MWC just after in February which might be a suitable time for the company. Either way, we just have to wait for a couple of months to see what Samsung has in store for us in 2018.