As the release date of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is coming closer, the rumors regarding the device have also got winds in their sails. It is true that after the mishap of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is eager to retain their somewhat lost pride and the latest hints suggest that the Korean tech giant is all set to push the boundary with the Galaxy S9 in terms of innovation.
The Korean website ETNews has hinted that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S9 with a unique kind of motherboard based on the SLP technology. This particular SLP or Substrate Like PCB technology allows the manufacturers to incorporate more components onto a single chipset. So what is the advantage of this technology? SLP lets the developers add more layers of components albeit retaining the same size of the board by lowering the footprint of the components. It helps the manufacturers to put in a bigger battery. And as the modern day smartphones demand more power efficiency and a sleeker design, this is a huge advantage.
Currently, Samsung Electronics has begun the preparation to make mass production of the SLPs with the collaboration of various South Korean PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacturers, including Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. The representatives of the PCB manufacturers stated in an interview, “We are making preparation for mass-production of SLPs in order to supply them to Samsung Electronics for its next Smartphone.”
Although, this brand new SLP technology will only be used to those Galaxy S9 devices which will come with the Samsung’s very own Exonys chipset. The other variants, which will be powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, will feature the existing and somewhat less-efficient HDI (High-Density Interconnect) technology.
So, it can be assumed that the two different variants of the Galaxy S9 will differ from each other in terms of battery size, device size, and performance. The Exonys-powered devices will be more efficient and will be less bulky than the Snapdragon-powered devices, which are usually made for the US market only.