A new ‘Star’ is about to join the ones we normally see. And this is no cosmic phenomenon. This is the new Samsung Galaxy S9, a step ahead in technological achievements and one for every home. The newest entry from the South Korean giant is set to take the world. With the Galaxy S9, it will perhaps be time to challenge the technological hegemony as the one which we see in the case of Apple.
The news comes even as the world acknowledges that the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ are splendid devices, both of them. The new tech talk that we mentioned comes from the Korean news outlet, The Bell. Such news and rumors are the forte of such publications in a country which is obsessed with technological advancements as well. Interestingly, you will remember that codenaming new or soon-to-be-launched devices are not unheard of. Most of the world’s giants do it.
One of these giants is Google, which traditionally names its flagship Pixel devices after marine inhabitants. The two Pixel 2 series which may launch later this year have been codenamed the Taimen and the Muskie. Of these, the Taimen is the bigger sibling. It is also a bigger game fish as well. There, the similarities end.
The source has also claimed that development of the new phone has been brought forward, indicating that Samsung is looking for a shorter product lifecycle. We must admit here that such rumours are common at this stage of the development and a release date of around March or April 2018 is still possible.
The Korean giant is looking forward to the launch of the Note 8, the bigger cousin of the very popular S8 and the S8+. With these launches, Samsung will look to erase the ridicule it faced over last year’s Note 7 fiasco as well.
In other news, we expect that the subsequent development of the Infinity Display is also on offer. A subtle evolution is not being ruled out as well. We expect that the Samsung Galaxy S9 may also address the fingerprint scanner issue as well.Other highlights may include a superior version of the massively powerful, not to mention successful, Snapdragon 835 chipset. We believe that Qualcomm will introduce the SD 845 SoC to fuel growth in emerging markets as well.
We must also tell you this: all this is still open to changes and remains in the realm of speculation as of now. We would advise you to take these developments with a healthy pinch of salt. 2017 is Samsung’s best year till now. Can 2018 beat expectations? Time has the answer.