By Money Arora
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is sure to everything consumers want, and so much more. Each year, Samsung is at the top of all smartphone sales, and one of the most recognized smartphones on the market is looking to make it mark Q1 of 2018. Whether you’re looking for one of the most innovative handsets or something that is certain to become your new best friend, the Galaxy S9 will definitely be something to consider.
Set to compete on the largest stage of mobile devices, the Galaxy S9 is sure to get a lot of attention. Each year, other manufacturers such as HTC, LG, and Apple will directly complete with Samsung’s best-selling flagship with consumers patiently awaiting the next generation model. Despite the time between now and the official announcement, we’re already hearing much on things to come.
Below, we preview everything you want to know on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 including all rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorders, and release date info.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumors
Although we’re still plenty of time away from the official announcement out of South Korea, there’s already a lot of buzz on the Galaxy S9. Starting with refining the current model while adding improvements to speed, security, battery life, camera quality, and storage, we patiently wait for something big to added.
One of the biggest Galaxy S9 rumors is the idea of much improved security. We’ve been hearing about eye sensing technology for the past couple of years, and Samsung has yet to add the new innovation. Eye sensors would ultimately replace the fingerprint scanner while improving the handsets security with locking/unlocking, and making mobile payment options much more secure.
Other rumors we’re hearing is a new push for 3D viewing, recording, and picture taking. We’ve seen this in mobile technology, but no manufacturer has yet to perfect 3D smartphone technology. It’ll be interesting and something we’re hoping to see as the idea of watching videos, recording video, and snapping photos in real 3D is sure to become a real hit.
One rumor that keeps popping up is the idea of a foldable smartphone. Samsung publicly stated years ago that their intending on launching a true foldable smartphone in the near future, but has yet to disclose when and if it would be an existing series or a new one all-together. As of now, a foldable Galaxy S9 is highly unlikely, and more likely a new Samsung series in 2018 that offers dual independent screens.
And of course their’s the Samsung Galaxy S9 Edge. The Edge concept debuted a couple of years back with the Galaxy Note Edge, and since it has become one of the top selling spin-off smartphones. The S9 Edge will sport similar specs as the S7, but the Edge controls will offer those looking for something of an upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs
The specs of the Galaxy S9 will certainly see many upgrades when comparing it to the Galaxy S8 with some of the most notable differences seen in durability and performance. One of the biggest we’re hearing will be on the way is Qualcomm’s next generation processor. The Snapdragon 830 SoC is believed to be powering most 2018 flagships including the S9 giving users a much better mobile experience.
Other notable upgrades will be seen in the camera specs. Both the front and rear cameras of the Galaxy S series over the years have been some of the best, and both cameras will be even better in the S9. We’re hearing a 15MP rear and 7MP front-facing camera will be seen as well as 3D viewing, picture taking, and video cinematography. Of course all the top sensors including OIS, auto laser focus, GEO tagging, and much more will appeal to users who depend on a high quality smartphone camera.
All details on the Galaxy S9 specifications are detailed in the chart below.
|Specifications||Galaxy S9 Specs|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, 3D, auto laser focus, Panorama, HDR, Geo Tagging, Facial recognition|
|Camera – Front||7.0 Megapixels|
|Camera – Rear||15 Megapixels|
|Colors||Black, white, gold, pink, green, and blue|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector, water, shock, and dust resistant|
|Memory||32 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Operating System|
|Price||$750 USD, 673 Euro – see below|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 SoC|
|RAM||5 GB RAM|
|Release Date||March 2018 – See Below|
|Screen Display||5.1” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution shatterproof screen|
Samsung Galaxy S9 Features
The top Samsung Galaxy S9 features will be reminiscent of what made the current model so popular. With an IP68 rating making it possible for underwater photos, wireless charging technology, and virtual reality gaming becoming increasingly popular, expect more of the same.
Some welcomed additions are likely to include 3D features that will include both viewing, picture taking, and video recording. If this holds-true, this is likely to become one of the best features of the Galaxy S9 as it’s been a long time coming since the days of the failed 3D Kindle smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Concept
The concept of the Galaxy S9 will be simple, but sophisticated at the same time. Samsung has done a great job over the years of integrating the best in technology into all of their Galaxy S handsets while making it intuitive and very user friendly. The ease of operation, comfortable one-handed operation, and multitude of use will help make the S9 a fan favorite.
Smartphones have become much more than a luxury as it’s now regarded as a way of life. Everything we do or intend to do comes with integrating our phones into our daily routines in every way, and the S9 will be no exception. Whether it’s accessing contacts, managing bank accounts, checking out at the grocery store, or alerting us of upcoming events, you can expect the Galaxy S9 to be a one device that literally does it all.
Some of the biggest concept enhancements will be seen in security and productivity. The eye sensor will help change the way we shop, and do so with a secure peace of mind. Mobile payments is the new wave of shopping with Google, Apple, and Samsung looking to expand in the coming years.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price
Samsung has been pretty consistent with the launch price of their Galaxy S smartphones, and we’re not hearing anything will change. Consumers will be able to pick up an S9 from a local carrier without breaking the bank and comparable with other 2018 flagships including the LG G7 and iPhone 8. Here in the US, carrier pricing will dictate the terms, but you can expect to shell out just under $800 for the full purchase price. UK consumers can expect to pay around 560 GBP, 50,000 Rs for those in India, and around 670 Euros.
Below, we have detailed the expected Galaxy S9 price by country in the chart below.
|Country||Galaxy S9 Price|
|Australia||1236 Australian Dollar|
|Brazil||2427 Brazilian Real|
|Canada||968 Canadian Dollar|
|China||4981 Chinese Yuan|
|Denmark||5012 Danish Krone|
|England||565 British Pound Sterling|
|Hong Kong||5818 Hong Kong Dollar|
|Hungary||213566 Hungarian Forint|
|India||50392 Indian Rupee|
|Indonesia||9,825,000 Indonesian Rupiah|
|Japan||76,893 Japanese Yen|
|Nigeria||211,755 Nigerian Naira|
|Philippines||35,246 Philippine Peso|
|Poland||2970 Polish Zloty|
|Russia||47,925 Russian Ruble|
|Singapore||1009 Singapore Dollar|
|South Africa||10,921 South African Rand|
|South Korea||862,050 South Korean Won|
|Switzerland||729 Swiss Franc|
|Taiwan||24,176 New Taiwan Dollar|
|The Netherlands||673 Euro|
Samsung Galaxy S9 Preorders
Preorders will start as soon as the S9 is made official by Samsung, and all of the top carriers worldwide will certainly be in. If you’ll be one of the many consumers worldwide waiting in life for day 1, then preordering the handset may be the only guarantee to pick one up on launch day.
Many carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, and others may even be launching carrier specific handsets. Unique color options such as pink, emerald, blue, and others may become available in limited supply, but depending on who your cell carrier is all color options may not be available to you.
We’re also expecting to see some huge launch promotions for those who preorder the S9 before the actual launch. Over the years, those who took advantage of preorders received wireless chargers, virtually reality headsets, and much more, and we expect to see more of the same. Best Buy, which has become one of the top US retailers is also expect to throw in some freebies, and we’ll keep you updated if they do.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date
While it’s ye to be confirmed, we fully expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 release date to be during the 1st quarter of 2018. Over the past few launches, Sammy has been slowing moving up the launch date worldwide to get the upper hand on other manufacturers such as LG and others. LG will be launching the LG G7 around the same time, although we fully expect to see the Galaxy S9 becoming available to consumers weeks earlier.
We hearing rumors the Galaxy S9 may actually debut in January of 2018 instead at the Mobile World Congress event which we’ve seen in recent years. If true, this could set up a worldwide launch in February instead of the anticipated March in most larger markets including China, India, US, US, Canada, and many more.
You can check out the expected release date for the Galaxy S9 listed by country in the chart below.
|Release Date by Country||Galaxy S9 Release Date|
|Australia||3rd Week March 2018|
|Austria||3rd Week March 2018|
|Brazil||3rd Week March 2018|
|Canada||2nd Week March 2018|
|China||1st Week March 2018|
|Denmark||3rd Week March 2018|
|England||2nd Week March 2018|
|Finland||4th Week March 2018|
|France||3rd Week March 2018|
|Germany||3rd Week March 2018|
|Greece||3rd Week March 2018|
|Hong Kong||1st Week March 2018|
|Hungary||4th Week March 2018|
|India||2nd Week March 2018|
|Indonesia||3rd Week March 2018|
|Italy||3rd Week March 2018|
|Japan||1st Week March 2018|
|Nigeria||4th Week March 2018|
|Philippines||2nd Week March 2018|
|Poland||3rd Week March 2018|
|Russia||3rd Week March 2018|
|Singapore||3rd Week March 2018|
|South Africa||3rd Week March 2018|
|South Korea||1st Week March 2018|
|Spain||3rd Week March 2018|
|Sweden||3rd Week March 2018|
|Switzerland||3rd Week March 2018|
|Taiwan||1st Week March 2018|
|The Netherlands||4th Week March 2018|
|United States||2nd Week March 2018|
Wrapping up this Samsung Galaxy S9 Preview – Rumors, Specs, Features, Concept, Price, Preorder, and Release Date Info
There’s no denying how popular the Galaxy S9 will be with consumers once it’s made official as the history of Samsung has helped solidify future releases. Over the years we have seen a huge transformation in what has easily become one of the best built, and best-selling smartphone series. The S9 will be more of the same as it’s certain to reintroduce what’s made it so popular while integrating some new updates and innovative technology we’ve yet to see in modern day smartphones.
We’ll continue to update you on the upcoming 2018 release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 including all rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorder, and release date updates as soon as we get more.
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