In a first set of rumors around Samsungâ€™s next flagships slated for 2018 launch, it is being predicted that the Korean major may go in for different RAM and storage options with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The practice so far followed by most companies is to peg one level of RAM with a corresponding storage point.
But Samsung may break away from this practice, by launching the Samsung Galaxy S9 itself with 2 options, 4GB+64GB internal memory and 4GB+128GB internal storage. Similarly, the S9+ will be available in 6GB+128GB and 6GB+256GB variations. The report goes on to even predict a special edition limited S9+ release 6GB+512GB combination also in select markets.
Though these have not been officially confirmed by Samsung, the chances of the company following this pattern cannot be ruled out.
Based on the information already available in the public domain about the next S series smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 would be sporting a 5.8-inch display and the display size on the S9+ will be 6.2 inches. The internal codes and model numbers of these two phones are Star 1 (SM-G960) and Star 2 (SM-G965) respectively.
In terms of the designs of the new smartphones, the images of the phoneâ€™s cover panels indicate that the Galaxy S9 will have only one camera in the rear, whereas the S9+ will be equipped with a dual camera setup.
There are also speculations with regards to the improvements being brought about over the predecessor models in the areas of, say, in-display fingerprint sensor as well as the Infinity Display with attempts being made to make the bezels even thinner.
As already reported in these columns earlier, the main CPU will either be the in-house Exynos 9810 chipset built on the 10nm class technology or the new generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. While markets like India may get the Exynos 9810, the US, China and other select markets will have the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ sporting the Qualcomm chipset.
Another expectation is that the new flagship smartphones from Samsung will try and compete with the iPhone X in the facial recognition feature and iris scanner.
The dates for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ could be around middle of March 2018, but the public could get to take a look at the devices on February 27 when the official unveiling takes place as well as at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.