Samsung has reportedly entered the Galaxy S9 and S9+ into full development, hinting that we could see the company’s follow-up flagship sooner rather than later.
We’ve barely had the Galaxy S8 in our hands for a month here in South Africa, and now a Korean media outlet named The Bell has reported that the South Korean chaebol has launched the development of a follow-up flagship duo in the form of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Both devices reportedly bear the codename Star and Star 2, and early rumours have posited that both handsets will share the Infinity Display introduced by their respective predecessors. Read: The Galaxy S7 is officially Samsung’s most popular phone
A sizeable change, however, might come in the fact that both Galaxy S9 devices might arrive with Qualcomm and Snapdragon’s 7nm processors in two, as production of both chipsets is set to begin at Samsung’s facilities in early 2018.
It remains unclear if the Galaxy S9 will be able to rectify two pain points consumers had over the introduction of the Galaxy S8; firstly, it remains uncertain as to whether the company will be able to embed a fingerprint scanner into the handset’s display, though recent rumours indicate that Samsung has successfully embedded a fingerprint scanner aboard the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8’s screen.
Secondly, it remains uncertain as to whether the Galaxy S9 will bear a dual-camera array to better compete with other smartphone offerings; similarly, early dummy images of the Galaxy Note 8 have seeming confirmed that the introduction of dual-camera technology on Samsung’s handsets is seeming a-go. Read: Leaked: Is this the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to purchase a Galaxy S9 in such a short space of time from the introduction of the Galaxy S8? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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