Samsung will likely move the launch of the S9-series forward one month. This means that the new Samsung Galaxy S9 will be revealed to the world during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona at the end of February 2018.
The heat is on Samsung following Apple’s launch of the iPhone X. The Korean firm will release two flagship models: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Performance data for S9 Plus has already appeared in benchmark tests on Geekbench. It’s a model planned for the American market with a model number of SM-G965U1. The processor is, therefore, Snapdragon 845 rather than Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor. The test results show that S9 Plus is 27% faster than the predecessor S8 Plus in single-core mode and 31% faster in multi-core mode. However, Samsung still can’t match Apple’s A11 Bionic processor that iPhone X employs, at least not in benchmark tests conducted so far. A11 Bionic received a multi-core score of 10,438 in Geekbench tests using 6 cores compared to S9 Plus’ score of 3,835.
Leaked photos of S9 generated from CAD-files have made a splash online. These photos clearly show that Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor to a location underneath the camera lens in order to avoid fat finger touching of the lens. Furthermore, Samsung keeps the headphone jack to the delight of many users. The RAM memory according to online rumours will remain at 4 GB like the predecessor Galaxy S8. This memory quantity feels rather low given that some competing Android phones now sports 8 GB memory.