Even before the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has sold off, Samsung is already working on a new phone, the Galaxy S9. Leaked information hints about the release of the S9 in 2018 and this has been verified through the images released from the company highlighting some of the features to be included in the new phone.
Experts across all tech circles have received the news with great surprise and reviews have already started streaming on popular sites.
One of the experts who got wind of the purported release is Noelle Neff, who has been reviewing changes in the mobile tech landscape and to help you understand what the S9 will feature here is a peek into the new phone from Samsung.
What will the new Samsung S9 look like? Well, despite its official release being far in the future, there is some information that hints the phone might come with a curved screen.
But this will be a bit different from its predecessor as it will be curved on all the four sides.
According to an article drafted in April by ETNews, the Korean news outlet revealed that Samsung was working on a lamination technology that would make it possible to curve the screen on all the four edges, and this feature would be finalized towards the end of 2017.
If the leaked information true, then there is high likelihood Samsung will release a phone with these characteristics as far as display goes.
Therefore, this would make the S9 the device for a new display type that would probably be copied by other manufacturers in near future.
Another aspect of the new S9 is its sizing, which according to reports will feature the same panels used on the S8 and S8+.
The information cites that the company has already signed a deal with its suppliers for 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved edge-to-edge screens.
Further information suggests that the screen will have some improvements that stem from the addition of an in-screen fingerprint sensor, which will be a great addition considering one of the complaints about the S8 was the awkward placement of the fingerprint scanner near the rear-facing camera.
Another leak from Eldar Murtazin, a renowned tipster in leaking mobile information, suggests that the S9 will feature modular design.
What this basically means is that the phone will utilize a system in which users are able to attach and detach modules that help in the process of upgrading the phone with better features.
It is a system similar to the MotoMods in most Motorola phones. He says Samsung will include magnetic pins that will be embedded on the back of the phone to allow easy attachment of external modules.
Samsung usually ships phones with two different chips, and this is mostly dependent on the market in which the phone is to sell.
A report from Aju Business Daily released in April 2017 said Samsung had already started working with Qualcomm to develop a new Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is expected to power the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Other reports say that Samsung will produce a 7nm chip to feature on the S9, and this will be a great leap considering the 10nm used on the S8 was sufficiently powerful. The Snapdragon 845 is likely to sell in the U.S. market while other markets will get a new chip currently under development as well.
There is no sufficient information to know how much the S9 will cost, but logical estimates show that it should cost more than the S8 because this is a more advanced version.
About the author
Noelle Neff is a professional photographer covering niche markets. She graduated from the University of Miami and is based in the same city. Noelle Neff is also a renowned blogger on topics such as photography and travel. You can also find some of her shots at various online stock photo sites.