The dust has not yet settled on the amazing Samsung Galaxy S8 before the South Korean giant has come up with a possible successor: the Samsung Galaxy S9. This might possibly be the best smartphone to have entered the market in a long while. It is interesting to note that already, some lessons seem to have been learnt from the few shortcomings which the S8 has. Some of them include speed, as the phone is ot speedy enough to warrant a $700 price tag as well. Also on the cards will be a fixed fingerprint sensor, among them.
But let’s focus on the news that we have been receiving on the Samsung Galaxy S9. There are said to be two devices on the way: the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Of these, the latter will be the more premium device. We believe that these new devices will have either the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the in-house developed Exynos 8895 SoCs powering the two devices. The display may well have the proprietary QLED technology in them which will provide more luminance as well.
The chipsets of the two devices are also extremely economical when it comes to power consumption as well. While the preceding SD 835 was also a very competent entry, the newer chipsets will have even more power while consuming lesser energy. The new chipset will be faster as well, which will also make for a faster device overall.
In related news, we have managed to get for you the code names for the two devices. The new Galaxy S9 and S9+ will b known as “Star” and “Star 2.” While it is unknown what the codenames mean, they may well end up the meaning or representing some of the new devices’ features. Incidentally, the Galaxy S8’s codename was “Project Dream” and Galaxy S8 Active’s was “Cruiser.”
It was declared at the recently concluded Samsung Foundry Forum that a second-generation FinFET process for processor manufacturing may well be on its way. This essentially means that while the existing Snapdragon 835 was built on the 10nm FinFET process, the newer processors may be built on the 8nm, 7nm, 6nm, 5nm and 4nm technologies. These newer technologies will also be more energy efficient and will also be able to support a much-improved ultra battery saving mode.