Although we are far away from the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 but leaks and rumors are already ‘on air’ with different specs and features associated with the upcoming device. There comes a duo of rumors claiming the fastest ever chip, Face ID and improved IoT connectivity being the core features of Galaxy S9.
Will Galaxy S9 come with Face ID Feature?
As for now, the only tangible details for major upgrades on the Galaxy S9 relate to the rear camera sensors. However, the former engineers of Samsung and Broadcom suggest that the device will feature a new sensor and that is likely to be used for face recognition.
A former Samsung employee who worked for Galaxy S series camera setup for years appeared on LinkedIn claiming development of a new sensor for the S9. As for now, we only know the new sensor capable of 3D facial recognition. What new will Samsung bring is just hidden at the moment.
The second leak comes from an Indian wireless engineer working at Broadcom. He claims to have worked on wireless for the Galaxy S9, focused particularly on the Internet of Things. Samsung’s known for its interest in the platform, especially since the Korean tech giant manufacturers nearly every consumer electronics out there.
The question still left unaddressed that whether the Galaxy S9 will feature a 3D facial recognition sensor or not. Samsung certainly has a difficult task ahead. Apple’s impressive iPhone X just hit the shelves, and Google’s top-tier Pixel 2handset offers the best smartphone camera we’ve ever seen to date. What will Samsung innovate in its next flagship device? We’ll find out soon enough.
Will Galaxy S9 bring the Fastest Chip?
Another set of rumors claim that the Galaxy S9 may become the first device using just recently launched next-gen chipset, the Exynos 9810, making it the fastest ever device on the planet. The chipset is built with 3rd generation custom Samsung cores. Samsung also claims to upgrade the GPU without providing much detail on what’s new in the new GPU. However, it is expected that the new GPU will be Mali-G72.
The new chipset will feature a Cat. 18 6CA modem which supports up to 1.2Gbps LTE speed. The new modem will not just deliver high speed but more stable data transfer too. This is a 20% increase in speed and performance and theoretically, it will allow you to download an HD movie in 10 seconds.
The chipset is said to be in mass production by the end of this year. The Cat. 18 modem was also planned to feature in the Galaxy Note 8 but due to the lack of time, Samsung saved it for the next flagship. The new chipset is getting Samsung “ready for the upcoming 5G era.”
The Exynos 9810 chipset will be the direct competitor to Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset Snapdragon 840 (or 845). Snapdragon 835 was the first chipset to introduce the gigabit LTE. Now we have to see what does the new Qualcomm chipset offers this year.
As we know that Samsung has already started working on their upcoming flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S9. Some rumors are already out on the phone like the location of the fingerprint scanner will be moved to a new position so that it becomes more reachable by a single hand.