• Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaks Shows, it May Sweeps 2018 Flagship Smartphones

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 is about to launch but its specs and color variants have been leaked to the press. In the US market, the Samsung is going to sell the Galaxy S9 under the Snapdragon 845 smartphone runs at 2.6 GHz while rest of the market will get the Exynos 9810 ( clocked at 2.9 GHz) powered device. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have octa-core CPU.

    Video Published by the Samsung showing the Phone one great USP will be the camera.

    Like Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9 also has the Infinity Display on the front side while if you see in the leaked image given below; the camera and fingerprint sensor are placed vertically in a protruding single metal piece. However, the Galaxy S9 has a signle camera while its Big B Galaxy S9+ going to feature Dual camera configuration.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 blue color 1

    While talking about the camera lets take a bit dive into its core configuration. The Samsung Galaxy S9 uses the 12MP camera with a variable aperture that goes from f/1.5 to f/2.4. However, this is not something new because already in China, last year, the Samsung has showcased the same variable aperture configuration in Samsung W2018 flip phone.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 camera configuration

    If we go through leaked press configuration of the Galaxy S9+, it also has the same sensor in a dual setup where both cameras are 12MP.

     

    Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone in Titanium Gray color

     

    Leaks also revealed that the Galaxy S9 features a 5.8” AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution; whereas the Galaxy S9+ panel will be 6.2”.

     

    Samsung Galaxy S9 in Lilac Violet color

    Talking about Ram and internal storage options; the Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with two variants one possess the 4Gb RAM and other will have the 6GB.  The internal memory in both the variants will remain same which is 64 gigs. This internal storage might sound low because right now most of the flagship devices like Oneplus 5t offers 128Gb model too. However, this problem was taken care by the Samsung by offering hybrid microSD slot that could support the expansion of the internal memory up o 400 GB.  Again two SIM users may feel annoying.

    For connectivity, it offers USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC,  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,  hotspot, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), and Qi wireless charging. The interesting part is that where other players increasing their battery capacity, the Samsung sticks to 3,000 mAh/3,500 mAh batteries in its flagships smartphone. And the best thing is despite having a large screen, the Samsung flagship like Galaxy S8 last longer due to the improved power efficiency of the new chipsets.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 Detailed Specifications and Features

     

    General

    • Device Type
      Smartphone
    • Model
      Samsung Galaxy S9
    • Released

    Design

    • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
      Bar
    • Dimensions
      147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm
    • Colors
      Black
    • Waterproof
      IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

    Display

    • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
      Super AMOLED
    • Size
      5.8 inches
    • Resolution
      1440 x 2960 pixels
    • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
      16M colors
    • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
      568 ppi
    • Touch Screen
      Multi touch Capacitive touchscreen
    • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      Corning Gorilla Glass 5

    Camera

    • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      12 MP (f/1.5)
    • Video
    • Camera Features
      Dual Pixel PDAF, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, Geo-tagging, 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, dual-video rec.
    • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
      LED flash
    • Secondary
      8 MP, f/1.6, Auto focus
    • Front flash
      No

    Network

    • 2G Network
      Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G Network
      Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    • 4G Network
      Yes, LTE
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      Nano-SIM + Nano SIM
    • Dual SIM
      Yes

    Data

    • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • Speed
      HSPA, LTE
    • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
      HTML5

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android 8.0 (Oreo)
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      Customized

    Hardware

    • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
      Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      Quad-core
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      4 GB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      64 GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      microSD, up to 256 GB Hybrid card slot on SIM 2
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Accelerometer, Iris scanner, fingerprint, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

    Media

    • Audio Playback
      MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    • Video Playback
      MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
    • FM Radio
      No
    • Alert Types
      Vibration
    • Ring Tones
      MP3, WAV ringtones
    • Loudspeaker
      Yes

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
    • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Wi-fi Hotspot
    • USB
      Type-C 1.0, v3.1, USB OTG
    • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
      Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BSD
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
    • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
    • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
      Yes
    • Headphone Jack
      Yes, 3.5mm
    • Remote Control
      No

    Messaging

    • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
      Yes (threaded view)
    • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
    • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
      Email + Push Email
    • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
      Yes

    Battery

    • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
      Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      3000 mAh
    • Placement
      Fixed, Non-removable

    Price and Specifications Overview

    • Opinion or other features
      Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
      Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
      Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
      Fast battery charging
      Qi wireless charging
      ANT+ support & Bixby

     

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