Samsung Galaxy S9 To Feature Enhanced Iris Scanner – Here’s All We Know

Samsung is reportedly working on the successors of it’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. Rumors about the upcoming devices have already started coming in. While Samsung has not confirmed anything, the new Galaxy smartphones are expected to come with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and an enhanced iris scanner. Apparently, the South Korean giant is working on three different models – the Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy S9 Mini. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy S9 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus

Price and Availability

The South Korean giant is expected to announce the new flagship handsets by mid-2018. An earlier leak had hinted that the company might unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at the Mobile World Congress 2018. As of now, there is no information about the price of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9 series 9810
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 128GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.0-inch, 4K, Infinity display
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera 12MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

According to previous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 models will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB RAM. The two flagship phones will be the first Samsung devices to be backed by Snapdragon 845 SoC.

However, as per new Geekbench listing of a phone model SM-G960F (believed to be the upcoming handset), the Galaxy S9 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9 series 9810 chipset. The Exynos 9810 is built on 2nd generation 10nm process. It comes with 3rd-generation custom CPU cores and an upgraded GPU. The new chipset offers improved LTE speeds.

The upcoming handsets are expected to come with 128GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card). The company might also add a 256GB storage variant for select markets. The new handsets are likely to sport a 4K resolution display. A substrate-like PCB (SLP) motherboard will give space to a better battery pack.

Camera

As per new leaks, the Galaxy S9 will feature a dual camera setup with a BABR coating (broad-band anti-reflection) on the lenses. The BABR coating is used on DSLR lenses to limit ghosting and reflection.

Samsung is likely to use its two newly-created image sensors. The company claims that the new sensors will improve focus speed along with the ability to keep locked-on and track moving objects. Samsung has stated that its next smartphone will be bump-free and deliver ‘bokeh’ depth of focus effects with just a single lens.

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Features

  • Snapdragon 845 SoC
  • Exynos 9 octa-core chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 4K display
  • Dual-edge curved Infinity display
  • AI-specific chip
  • Enhanced iris scanner
  • Headphone jack
  • 3D image mapping sensor
  • Android 8.0 Oreo OS

In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to carry forward the aesthetics of their predecessors with few upgrades. While the mini variant will have a 5.0-inch display, while the other two will be similar to the 2017 models. All three models are expected to feature the company’s dual-edge-curved Infinity display.

As per new rumors, Samsung is working on an enhanced iris scanner to counter Apple’s Face ID. The company is said to be developing new software that will reduce the delay in recognising the faces and scanning the iris. The 8-megapixel front camera is tipped to feature a TrueDepth system (similar to iPhone X) too.

The new smartphones are also said to come with advanced screen coating to repel water. The new smartphone will use heat pipes to dissipate heat. According to a recent leak, Samsung is also planning to use a 3D image mapping sensor on the upcoming Galaxy S9 (similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID). The fingerprint scanner might be repositioned too.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. Other rumors include an AI-specific chip and a headphone jack.

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Conclusion

As of now, Samsung has not confirmed any details about the upcoming devices. The above-mentioned information should be taken with a pinch of salt. We will keep updating this post with the latest details. Bookmark this link and stay updated!

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