Samsung Galaxy S9 is the name of the next flagship phone from the company and this has now been officially confirmed. Samsung said in its earnings report that it has plans to launch the Galaxy S9 in the first quarter of the year. This is the first time Samsung has publicly acknowledged the name of the upcoming flagship smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S9 launch invites have already been sent out by the company, and it will launch on February 25 in Barcelona.
“In the first quarter, the company expects the mobile business to improve its earnings, led by an increase in sales of flagship products with the launch of Galaxy S9,” says Samsung’s official earnings report. The official name doesn’t come as a big shock. It is a known fact that the successor to the Galaxy S8 will be known as the Galaxy S9, unless Samsung planned to rebrand the series. In fact, the company itself confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S9 in the official press invite, complete with the large number 9.
For Samsung, the success of the Galaxy S9 matters a lot. The South Korean company saw sales of smartphones drop in the fourth quarter, indicating that its handset division is under pressure. “Total smartphone shipments decreased due to the lineup optimization of low-end models, while shipments of flagship products, such as the Galaxy Note 8, increased from the previous quarter“, the Samsung press release said. The high-demand for the Note 8 might have saved the day for Samsung, but the company continues to face tough competition from Apple and Chinese mobile phone makers.
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S9, alongside the Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress on February 25 in Barcelona. Both the phones will likely to be marginal upgrades over the Galaxy S8, barring a few changes here and there. However, the biggest highlight of the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be its camera and the new Isocell image sensor chip which promises to offer better low-light performance.
Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to sport a single rear camera, while the Galaxy S9+ will get a dual rear camera, according to leaked images. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will also be the first phones to be officially powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, though the international variant will be powered by the company’s own Exynos 9810 processor. Both are octa-core processors (eight cores) with 10nm FinFET design.
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