As we inch closer to end of the year, we’re also heading closer to the next flagship smartphones. Next year, the rumored Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ would be succeeding the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Rumors now suggest that Samsung will go back to its normal timeline of launching the Galaxy S9 series ahead of MWC 2018.
Earlier this year, Samsung delayed the Galaxy S8 series launch by almost a month following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. But fresh rumors state that the Galaxy S9 will see an early launch possibly on February 25, 2018 at a pre-MWC event. According to the latest leak (via GizmoChina), the Galaxy S9 smartphones will feature a dual-camera setup. This seems quite likely since Samsung introduced dual cameras on its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.
The dual cameras have been previously rumored with a vertical alignment on the Galaxy S9 smartphones. The leak further states that the dual-camera setup on the Galaxy S9 “uses anti-glare BBAR layer ghost technology”. This technology in simple terms is used to eliminate glare and dual images on photos.
The leak also suggests that the Galaxy S9 duo will feature some new “tricks” similar to the iPhone X. The only possible feature that can be expected is an iPhone X-like Face ID. Samsung already has iris scanning on its smartphones, but the technology hasn’t been able grasp much attention. This leak is in line with past leaks of the smartphone sporting 3D sensing cameras for facial recognition.
Samsung is also said to offer AKG-tuned headset with Bluetooth functionality with the Galaxy S9. This brings up the speculation that Samsung could possibly ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. While this leak rejects the idea of eliminating the headphone jack, past reports say the contrary. Rumors and leaks on the Galaxy S9 vary in different areas. Since it’s still too early to determine any conclusion, it’s best to keep things speculated.