Samsung will nearly definitely launch a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus alongside the usual Samsung Galaxy S9, if previous type is something to go by.
And based mostly on earlier launches we are able to predict that this will probably be an even bigger telephone than the S9, with a bigger battery too, however in any other case very related.
The knowledge disseminating onto the online in regards to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has but to succeed in groundswell, however there are a variety of Galaxy S9 rumors which we are able to use as a place to begin.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? The Galaxy S9’s bigger sibling
- When is it out? Most likely early 2018
- What is going to it price? Probably upwards of $850/£780/AU$1,350
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus launch date and worth
- A teaser in January
- An announcement barely later within the yr
Nevertheless, the telephone apparently received’t be totally unveiled and launched till later within the yr, in all probability across the finish of March (since that’s when the Samsung Galaxy S8 landed).
Alternatively, there’s an opportunity that the Galaxy S9 Plus will probably be totally introduced at MWC 2018, which takes place from February 26 to March 1.
Each time it lands it’s going to be costly. There aren’t any worth rumors but, however the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus launched for $850/£780/AU$1,350. We’d anticipate the Galaxy S9 Plus may have an identical or greater worth.
TechSwitch’s take: Our greatest guess is a launch in late March, however we might effectively see a teaser at CES.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus display screen
- A fingerprint and waterproof coating
- An in-screen fingerprint scanner
Now we have little doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus may have an enormous, curved Tremendous AMOLED display screen. We don’t know precisely what measurement but, however it’s prone to keep across the similar measurement because the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
It could effectively follow the identical 1,440 x 2,960 decision too, and can in all probability have the identical 18.5:9 side ratio, given Samsung wants time for that new display screen form to mattress into the apps market.
We’ve heard of some methods through which it would differ although. For one, there’s an opportunity fingerprint scanner will probably be constructed into the display screen, which might permit Samsung to maneuver it again to the entrance with out growing the scale of the bezels.
It is a rumor that’s been round for some time and was initially aimed on the Galaxy S8, however it didn’t pan out, and some sources reckon we received’t see it earlier than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, if in any respect, so don’t depend on this function.
One other attainable function is a glass coating which resists fingerprints, reduces reflections and causes water to bounce off your display screen. This hasn’t been particularly linked to the S9 Plus, however Samsung has licensed the tech and plans to apply it to smartphones.
TechSwitch’s take: We doubt the Galaxy S9 Plus may have a fingerprint scanner constructed into the display screen or that there will probably be many different substantial upgrades to the show.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus design
- Smaller bezels than on the S8 Plus
- A notch on the backside housing the fingerprint scanner
We haven’t see a lot details about the design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, although one supply has said the bezels on the usual Galaxy S9 will probably be even smaller than on the S8, which might make sense, and which might doubtless even be true of the S9 Plus.
That will imply Samsung may both shrink the physique whereas retaining the display screen the identical measurement or make the show greater with out growing the scale of the telephone.
That apart, the design is prone to be much like the S8 Plus, with a glass again and a steel body, although the fingerprint scanner may transfer. Most likely not into the display screen, however probably to a extra central place on the again, or, as one patent exhibits, constructed right into a notch on the backside of the display screen.
One other attainable design change – although a not possible one – is that the Galaxy S9 Plus may go modular, permitting you to connect equipment a bit like Moto Mods. We’ve solely heard this from one source although, and it doesn’t sound doubtless.
The telephone may also are available in a brand new colour, as Samsung is seemingly contemplating a purple option.
TechSwitch’s take: Anticipate an identical design to the Galaxy S8 Plus however with some refinements. Smaller bezels are doubtless.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus digital camera
- A dual-lens digital camera
- A 3D face scanner
- 1,000fps gradual movement capturing
Samsung could also be engaged on a digital camera that may shoot at 1,000fps based on some industry sources, permitting for very prime quality gradual movement footage – the model introduced a sensor able to this final yr, so the Galaxy S9 looks like the precise time to unveil it.
We’ve additionally heard that the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus may have a dual-lens rear camera, which is not any shock for the reason that Galaxy Note 8 does, however that the usual Galaxy S9 may need only a single-lens digital camera.
The one different digital camera rumor pertains to the front-facing digital camera, which leaker @UniverseIce claims may need a ‘3D sensor’. That may imply a facial recognition system a bit like Face ID on the iPhone X.
TechSwitch’s take: We might be shocked if Samsung did not add a second lens to the rear digital camera, on condition that it has for the Word eight. Different modifications are doubtless too and a Face ID competitor is feasible.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus battery
We haven’t heard a lot of something in regards to the Galaxy S9 Plus’s battery but, however it’s prone to be an identical measurement to the three,500mAh one within the Galaxy S8 Plus. It’s attainable that it may very well be barely smaller although, particularly because the Samsung Galaxy Word eight has a smaller three,300mAh unit regardless of being an even bigger telephone.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus OS and energy
- A Snapdragon 845 chipset within the US
- An Exynos 9810 elsewhere
- 4GB of RAM
The chip you get within the Galaxy S9 Plus is prone to rely on the place on the earth you’re. Within the US you’ll probably get the Snapdragon 845, whereas in the remainder of the world you’ll doubtless get the Exynos 9810.
We all know extra about this chip, as Samsung has announced it, revealing that it has “Third-generation customized CPU cores, upgraded GPU, and gigabit LTE modem with industry-first 6CA assist.”
Notably it helps obtain speeds of as much as 1.2Gbps (in case your community can cope), which is 20% sooner than the Galaxy S8.
As for RAM, rumors level to only 4GB (regardless of the Word eight having 6GB of the stuff). We’ve additionally seen a benchmark seemingly for the Galaxy S9 Plus, which once more lists 4GB of RAM, though that is little or no to work with, because the benchmarks usually change within the lead as much as launch.
The working system in the meantime will in all probability be Android Oreo, since that is the most recent model of Android. After all, Samsung will pores and skin the OS because it all the time does.
TechSwitch’s take: The Galaxy S9 Plus will nearly definitely use the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 chipsets. We’re much less positive in regards to the RAM quantity – 4GB ought to be sufficient, however with some rivals transferring greater Samsung will not wish to be left behind.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus different options
- Stereo audio system
- A air pollution monitor
Different attainable options based on rumors embrace AKG stereo audio system, which may imply superior sound to the S8 vary, plus you may get Bluetooth AKG headphones within the field.
One other accent may come within the type of a redesigned Dex that’s a pad slightly than a dock. Dex means that you can join your telephone to a bigger display screen and have a desktop expertise. Whether or not redesigned or not, we wouldn’t anticipate Dex to be thrown in although – you’ll in all probability need to pay additional.
And a extra unlikely function is a sensor that screens atmospheric situations and warns you about environmental air pollution. We doubt the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will embrace this, however Samsung has published a patent for it.
TechSwitch’s take: Do not depend on getting a air pollution monitor, however stereo audio system and a redesigned Dex are plausible.