With every new Galaxy flagship release comes a wide range of new software features. We expect the Galaxy S9 release to be no different. Trying to guess what new features Samsung may include is a fool’s game, but we can try to estimate what features may get an improvement from past iterations.
Whilst the ‘Edge’ display is exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Edge display software features may make an appearance on the Galaxy S9 to some extent. Users may be able to open the Edge panels on the standard Galaxy S9 as opposed to using the built-in Google Now assistant. The Edge software on the Galaxy S9 may be limited or may not appear at all, but we wouldn’t rule it out completely.
S Health Suite
The Samsung Galaxy S Health Suite used to be a real treat but over the years it’s lost appeal. This is partly due to the increase in affordable health related sports bands and the decrease in support for the S Health applications. We think the entire S Health suite could have an overhaul in 2018 on the Galaxy S9.
If UFS cards are supported on the Galaxy S9, we may no longer need to see the separation between internal and external microSD card storage. Samsung may put more support into their UFS cards by offering a streamlined experience between both internal storage on the galaxy S9 and external UFS storage.
Less of a Memory Hog
The TouchWiz UX takes up a lot of internal memory, but we think the total size taken could be stripped down. Not only that, but the improvement to hardware optimizations in the Galaxy S9 could mean that the TouchWiz UX will run as smooth as butter, finally.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung throw in a few new features and software suites, but they’ll most likely be hidden in settings menus or out of sight. Samsung are certainly focused on providing a streamlined experience, especially considering the lightweight UIs that stock Android and iOS now offer.