Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, price and a handful of significantly notable upgrades revealed in the latest leaks.
Samsung’s impending Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone will separate opinion. It will please Android fans for its powerhouse specifications, new Super AMOLED screen display technology and densely upgraded camera system. But the battery isn’t as great as the other components mentioned earlier and now the notoriously world’s most prominent leaker has confirmed the high-end smartphone’s biggest changes just as new detail claims the South Korean technology company has opted to address the most radical change of all.
The critically acclaimed trustworthy leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) who has posted press images on Twitter showing the final and official design of the Galaxy S9 and the larger sibling Galaxy S9 Plus. The handset posted on the social media features “Purple Lilac” color variant. The device will also be offered with Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue colorways.
Yes, both new Galaxy S9 devices will inherit heavily from the last year’s Galaxy S8 series but with a few notable refinements: better fingerprint scanner positioning and partly smaller top and bottom bezels on the front panel. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be slightly be thicker and with the latter will exclusively feature a vertically-arranged dual rear-facing camera. Something that will naturally vex fans of the smaller Galaxy S model, despite the promises of an impressive Face ID counterpart.
And while these might be the last smartphones from the Galaxy S series Samsung will release, because the most radical change the Korean tech giant will seemingly make is the cancellation of the entire lineup.
Folks at Tekz24 brings this shocking news and claims the firm will instead change its course to ‘Galaxy X’ branding. This is quite compelling topic to talk about for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it draws unavoidable comparisons to Apple’s flagship smartphone iPhone X. The other one is because Samsung’s Galaxy X brand has a matter of fact been public knowledge for longer period of time than the iPhone X, but it was widely anticipated to be an exclusively foldable range of smartphone not yet ready for mass production for market consumption.
Was the tech titan’s recent decision to hold up the “original” Galaxy X part of this strategy? It’s impossible to say, but Samsung does face a problem as Galaxy S branding sounds less appealing to the consumers anymore should it continues down the current naming course. A “Galaxy S” with two digit suffix doesn’t really flow off the tongue.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are both confirmed to be officially launch on February 25 (ahead of Mobile World Congress), with Samsung expected to take pre-orders beginning on March 2. Following that, the Galaxy S9 release date is expected to fall within a few weeks off pre-orders. Of course, the Korean technology mammoth will announce all the relevant details at the launch event including its availability, pricing, and among other information.
Considering each and every Galaxy S series smartphone cycle is more expensive than the predecessor, the Galaxy S9 manufacturer retail price will be the highest yet for the lineup. The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be shipped in two storage variants – one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the the other model comes with with 4GB RAM and a whopping 128GB ROM.
Galaxy S9 prices are anticipated to start at a record high of $820 compared to the Galaxy S8’s launch price of $720. The larger Galaxy S9 Plus, meanwhile, is expected to begin at $920 in the company’s home turf; should rumor rumor are to be believed, you better save some money if your really want to have this on your hands.