To say that smartphone manufacturers are somewhat predictable is an overstate to say the least, but early rumors are coming in ahead of Samsung’s big 2018 launch announcement. This is a big topic and it can be hard to cover, but we’d like to offer our thoughts on what may be found on the Galaxy S9 specs sheet once the 2018 Samsung flagship has released.
Let’s first start with the display and build quality – Samsung will most likely stick to the same form factor seen in their previous flagship devices – a glass back and premium finish for both the standard S9 and S9 Edge variant.
The resolution on the Galaxy S9 display will definitely be at least 2K and should be roughly 5.1 inches in length. There is a chance that the S9 will also feature a higher resolution 4K display but it’s hard to say whether 4K technology will ever be adopted on smartphone displays.
Now for the interior – we’d expect to see a 21-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S9, or a combination of two high quality 16 megapixel or higher cameras on the back. By opting for two cameras, wide angle images are easier and creating detailed night time shots works better, among other benefits.
The Galaxy S9 should also have the latest Snapdragon high end mobile chipset or the latest Samsung Exynos chipset depending on region. The processor should have 4-8 cores and will have a clock speed of 3-4GHz. The Galaxy S9 should also come equipped with roughly 6GB of high speed RAM and an internal memory size of at least 64GB. 128GB and 256GB variants will most likely be available. A microSD card reader or a UFS card slot for expandable storage should come as standard.
For those needing dual SIM support, the Galaxy S9 should be suffice – the microSD or UFS card slot should double up as an additional SIM card port. The Galaxy S9 will also come with a wide range of security features, including fingerprint readers, iris scanners, and facial and voice recognition software.