Earlier this month, we had reported that Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are likely to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show in January 2018. Surmising and revelation about the Samsung Galaxy S9 are growing each passing day, with more details emerging about the 2018 flagship Samsung.
According to a report from GSMArena, leaked screenshots revealed an updated S-Health app with instructions for users to place their fingers below the camera to measure their heart-rate. Advanced sensors are placed below the camera on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Note 8.
The leaked screenshot reveals the sensor and the flash will be on the right side of the camera.
We had reported earlier, the S9 will come with 4GB RAM while the Galaxy S9+ will come with 6GB RAM. Both the Galaxy phones are said to come with a dual camera set up.
The phones will be decked with Snapdragon 845 or Samsung’s recently revealed Exynos 9810 chipset both of which are built on a 10nm processor. In addition, both the S9 and S9+ will come with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Earlier, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ would have the same dual-camera sensors introduced on the Galaxy Note 8. We will have to wait this one out to see if Samsung actually ditches the dual rear camera set up on both the Galaxy S9 devices.
Variants of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
It is widely reported that Samsung has been testing two variants of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. One is a dual-SIM variant, while the other is a single-SIM variant. In the past, Samsung has released dual-SIM variants of the devices in Asian countries only. There is a slight chance that the dual-SIM variant might launch in the US as well.
The Galaxy S9 and the S9+ will retain the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display with the 18:9 aspect ratio, 2K resolution, and dual-curved edges. It is widely reported that the US version will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. On the other hand, the international variant will be powered by Exynos 9810 octa-core processor.
Improvement in Iris Scanner
There are reports that the two flagship Samsung Galaxy phones will sport increased lens size to 3-megapixels. The increase in clarity of the iris scanner will give users better security even when they have glasses on or when they are in dark environments.
Of course, these developments are in the wake of the Face ID – Apple’s most successful facial recognition technology. Samsung is said to have partnered with multiple banks in South Korea coaxing them to incorporate their transactions onto the Galaxy range, using verification methods such as fingerprint recognition and iris scanning.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to launch at the CES 2018.