A fresh round of renders was released by VentureBeat’s Evan Blass that featured Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The images reveal that the upcoming phones will retain the design of the previous generation Galaxy S8 duo. The Galaxy S9 will sport the same 5.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S9+ is expected to have a 6.2-inch display.
While another report suggests that the phones will include ‘Intelligent Scan’ technology that combines the iris scanner and face recognition to enhance device unlocking in bad lighting conditions.
Tipster Evan Blass, who tweeted, suggested that a traditional approach to the design on the Galaxy S9 series due for launch on February 25. As per a report from the VentureBeat, this year will be merely a component upgrade for Samsung’s flagship range. The company will be using design elements from last year, the S9 series will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in US and China, and Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC in other markets (including India). A new 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant for the Galaxy S9+ could be launched this year. Either of the phones is supposed to sport QHD+ Super AMOLED displays with rounded edges. However, the report does not reveal any shots of the back of the phones, it indicates that the fingerprint sensor will now be placed below the camera sensor and not beside it. VentureBeat also reports that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will start shipping from March 16.
As per a report from Android Police, a developer has spotted mentions of ‘Intelligent Scan’ in the Samsung’s Settings app. While a video uploaded on YouTube suggest that Intelligent Scan is called by Samsung as a combination of the iris scanner and face unlock sensor to improve performance even in low light. The rumoured feature is suspected to be present on the Galaxy S9 as well as roll out to last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.
Just last week, Samsung sent out press invites for its February 25 launch event before MWC 2018. The Galaxy S9 series is widely expected to make a debut at this event. The invite teases the number ‘9’ and an apparent camera upgrade on the Galaxy S9. Reports have indicated towards Samsung including a f/1.5 aperture lens on the upcoming flagship. A leak has also pointed towards ‘SuperSpeed’ camera technology, a ‘Super Slow-mo’ mode, and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on the Galaxy S9 duo.
The Galaxy S9+ might get an exclusive 512GB inbuilt storage variant in select markets.