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Shocking! Samsung smartphone users are unable to delete Facebook app

Samsung users are unable to delete Facebook app

Samsung phone users complain that they cannot delete the Facebook app

Some Samsung smartphone users were in for a shock when they discovered that they were unable to delete the Facebook app from their devices, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Users took to forums such as the Android Central to share their experiences while trying to delete the pre-installed Facebook app. Some users reported that when they tried to remove the app from their devices, it gave them options such as “Disable” or “Force Stop” the app, but not “Uninstall”.

While many smartphones come with some pre-loaded apps, such as email and messenger clients, or other services, the phone manufacturers these days have also started including pre-loaded apps like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, and others on their devices.

Samsung too has few smartphones that come pre-installed with Facebook apps and the company has also released several apps that link its devices to Facebook. For example, Samsung Mobile app and the Galaxy S4 app collect personal information about you and your friends on Facebook.

According to a Facebook spokesperson, once the pre-installed Facebook app is disabled, it acts like it’s been deleted and doesn’t collect data or send any information back to its servers, reports Bloomberg. In other words, once the user has disabled the Facebook app, it stops running.

Neither Samsung nor Facebook has commented on the issue faced by Samsung users.

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Samsung showcases its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home

Samsung showcases its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home

Samsung Galaxy Home Smart Speaker Unveiled With Bixby Smart Assistant

Samsung introduced its first smart speaker, the ‘Galaxy Home’, during its Unpacked 2018 event in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. Expected to take on Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo, Alphabet Inc.’s Google Home, and the Apple HomePod, Samsung’s Galaxy Home is powered by its artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant, Bixby, for voice commands.

Similar to Apple’s HomePod, the Galaxy Home is designed to deliver music first and answer questions second. The AI-powered speaker is meant to be a smart-device hub, giving customers the ability to play music or control smart home devices such as door locks or lights without the need to lift a finger.

The Galaxy Home has eight microphones that register questions from users to its voice assistant Bixby. The device also features full-range speakers that are designed to produce sound in all directions. Just like Apple HomePod, it can also direct sound at you depending on where you are in the room rather than spreading it around a room. It uses Harman natural sound processing for improved surround sound experience and also houses high-quality sub-woofers for rich bass. The speaker which has a mesh black design includes audio tuning from AKG and a tripod-like stand.

Samsung also announced that it had partnered with the world’s biggest music-streaming service, Spotify to launch its new product. It demonstrated how Spotify can easily be played across Samsung TVs, phones and the Galaxy Home speaker. Spotify will be the default music streaming service on the Home speaker.

“We had to make sure that they share our values and are committed, long-term, to helping people enjoy music in new ways,” Samsung product marketing senior director Drew Blackard told the audience at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

“Luckily for us and, more importantly, lucky for you, we found the perfect fit.”

As part of the collaboration, Spotify will create apps for several Samsung smart products, including appliances, chief executive Daniel Ek said.

“Samsung makes devices for every aspect of our lives; really everything from smartphones to TVs, to tablets, speakers, watches, and even refrigerators,” Mr. Ek said.

“And we have designed Spotify to deliver personalized music to customers around the world, wherever they are, and on as many devices as possible. It’s a really great fit.”

Not much information was shared about the device by Samsung during the event, as the tech giant called the announcement a preview. Also, no sale date or price was shared by the company. More details are expected in November during the Samsung Developer Conference scheduled to take place on November 7 and 8 in San Francisco.

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Samsung announces the Galaxy Note9 with an AI camera and new S-Pen

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note9 with an AI camera and new S-Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note9 launches with a new AI-powered camera and more powerful S-Pen

Samsung finally unveiled its most-awaited ‘phablet’ Galaxy Note9 at its Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. The South Korean giant claims that the Galaxy Note9 will ‘raise the bar for speed and power once again.’

“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception,” DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics told an audience at the Samsung Unboxed event in New York.

“It’s designed for a level of performance, power, and intelligence that today’s power users want and need.

“Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives.”

On the specification front, Samsung Galaxy Note9 includes a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, that’s nearly bezel-less on the sides. Samsung claims its all-new Galaxy Note9 is ‘super powerful’. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset for the US model, and in-house Exynos 9810 SoC for other markets. It provides cellular download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps (gigabits per second) with the Snapdragon X20 4G LTE modem.

The Note9 will also offer powerful gaming performance with the Adreno 630 GPU and it ships with Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is powered by a huge 4,000mAh battery – the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone – which Samsung is promising will deliver “all day” battery life.

Samsung Note9 is available in two variants: 8GB RAM + 512GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. Like the Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 will also have a dual-rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary lens with a dual aperture that can shift from f/2.4 aperture to a wider f/1.5 in low light conditions. The secondary camera has a 12-megapixel lens with f/2.4 aperture, while there is an 8MP selfie camera on the front.

What’s new is that the camera has a “scene optimizer” feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automatically identify the environment or thing you’re shooting. It will automatically detect what it’s looking at, and adjust the settings accordingly to take the best possible picture. Also, if the camera detects that a picture has any imperfection, like a blur or shut-eye, so they can quickly take another picture. It features Dual Aperture technology, which Samsung introduced earlier this year on its Galaxy S9 range. This adjusts the camera lens to light in the same way as the human eye.

The biggest highlight of Note9 is the new Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen that allows you to control the camera. In other words, you can set up a group photo and use the S-Pen as a makeshift camera shutter button, or can use it to pause and resume music playback, or scroll through PowerPoint presentations. The new S-Pen charges while it’s stored in your phone and a one minute charge lasts a half hour.

The Galaxy Note9 will be made available in four colors: Black (with Black S-Pen), Purple (with Purple S-pen), Copper (with Copper S-Pen) and Ocean Blue (Yellow S-Pen)

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note9 begin on August 10th and the phone will be available on August 24, starting at $999.99 for the 128GB model and $1,249.99 for the 512GB model at all major carriers or direct (and unlocked) from Samsung.

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Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Could Be the Last of Its Kind

Yes, you read that right. While we’re a few weeks away from the Note 9’s launch, it seems that there’s a really big possibility that this could very well be the last Note phone to ever be made. This thought has been one that’s not far from happening — in fact, it’s been discussed on various platforms since a year ago when the S8, S8+, and the Note 8 were unveiled.

There have been rumours circulating that Samsung is set to release three variants of the S10 series next year, each with different size configurations. The suggestion here is that the S-series is likely to be merged with the Note series. This makes all the sense in the world after all, especially when you take a look at the Galaxy S8+ and its 6.2 inch screen and compare it with the Note 8 with its 6.3 inch screen. The difference is marginal — save for the S-pen, the slightly larger screen, and the slightly smaller battery, everything else is incredibly similar.

The problem here is that Note sales have been dwindling for the past years since the Note 7 fiasco. The brand may be alive, yet badly bruised, especially with how Samsung has been playing safe with its specs by keeping the battery capacity at rather tame levels, which to me goes against what the Note series stands for.

The Note series used to be battery kings with large screens, and of course, the S-Pen. It used to be the top-of-the-line phone in Samsung’s arsenal of solidly-built phones. But since the Note 8, it’s been apparent that this is no longer the case.

However, with the Note 9, it seems that Samsung is making a valiant effort to reestablish their Note line. The Note 9 is rumored to come with a 4000 mAh battery, Bixby 2.0, and a Bluetooth-enabled S-pen. Now, all that’s left to determine is the price of the phone.

But despite this, the advantages of pushing through with the S and Note line merger are extremely practical. Samsung could potentially reduce production costs and marketing costs as well with the merger. Then there’s the Galaxy X foldable phone that’s coming up next year. Could it be possible that the X is meant to replace the Note? We can’t know for sure until they make the Note 9 announcements on August 9, 2018.

Another aspect to consider is the Law of Diminishing Returns. The leap from the S7 Edge to the S8 series felt entirely like a timelapse into the future. The design language therein has been altered forever and this 18:9 aspect ratio was adopted by almost every phone manufacturer. But with the Note 8, the sales were not as expected. It wasn’t as well-received as the S8 because it was seen as an incremental upgrade to the S8+.

You see, the Law of Diminishing Returns is the reference point at which you begin to receive less and less benefits for more money. And that seems to be the case with the Note 8. It just isn’t a compelling offering when compared to the S8+.

Samsung is attempting to correct that with the Note 9’s offering, which in my opinion, is going to be a good phone.

You can definitely expect to see a good number of Note 8s on the resell market. And for those who think that the Note 9 isn’t worth their money, and they instead would rather go for last year’s Note, BankMyCell should be one of the first sites to visit to get some quick cash for an upgrade. They offer a compelling trade-in comparison service where you can get multiple quotes instantly on your old phone — just pick the best offer and ship the device for free. Once the buyer checks the condition of your phone, you can get your cash almost instantly to buy a new phone.

The sad thing here is that the Note series, save for the Note 7’s tendency to explode, was a series that was lauded for having the best hardware that you could find in any smartphone at the current year.

Back when the iPhone was released, the Note that corresponded with it came with a 5.3 inch screen. That’s a bore by today’s standards, but back then, that screen dwarfed the iPhone 3.5 inch screen. It was considered to be a giant screen that came with a really big battery.

The Note series seems to have lost its identity after the Note 7 disaster. The redemption in glass, which would have been the Note 8, wasn’t as successful as it should have been. Most of that can be attributed, once again, to the Law of Diminishing Returns.

Currently, Samsung has every reason to end the Note line. That’s a given, especially from what we’ve seen with how Samsung’s been playing it safe with its two most recent Note phones (if you include the recent Note Fan Edition, which also came with a toned-down battery).

But what I simply can’t wrap my head around is the fact that the Note series seems to be ending its run with a whimper rather than a glorious roar, like that final Leonidas scene in 300.

This is because the Note 9 is rumored to come with an even higher price tag than the Note 8, which, in my honest opinion, is an outrageous price to pay for a smartphone. With a starting price of $1,200, the Note 9 seems like such a bad deal considering what you’re getting, and that’s not even considering that the recently released S9 Plus has comparable specs.

It just seems like a step in the wrong direction and I fear that if people do buy into the idea that a $1000+ smartphone is a smart purchase, then that’s only sending the message to other phone manufacturers that it’s alright to charge this much money for a phone.

We are slowly easing ourselves into a pit that we once thought we’d never even think of going into. Now, I’m not telling you not to get the Note 9. If you want it, and you have the means to get it, then go ahead. What I’m simply trying to emphasize is to see if what you’re paying for is truly worth the money.

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Fortnite for Android to come as Galaxy Note 9 “Exclusive” at launch

Fortnite for Android to come as Galaxy Note 9 “Exclusive” at launch

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumored to offer Fortnite on Android

If rumors are to be believed, then Samsung is reportedly collaborating with the renowned gaming firm, Epic Games to launch “Fortnite” on Android with its upcoming flagship, Galaxy Note 9 next month. According to 9To5Google’s source, “Fortnite” for Android will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days and then arrive on other Android handsets shortly after that.

While “Fortnite” has been available for iOS devices since March, it is yet to be launched on Android devices. However, in May this year, Epic Games had announced that they would be bringing the insanely popular battle royale game “Fortnite” on Android this summer.

In a separate report, a source also told XDA, that Samsung is interested in advertising the Galaxy Note 9 as a gaming smartphone and the device is going to be the first phone to launch and have Fortnite Mobile on it. In order to support gaming on the smartphone, Galaxy Note 9 will come with a vapor chamber heat pipe to prevent thermal throttling while playing games. It is also rumored to feature high-end specs, which include Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

Further, the partnership between Samsung and Epic Games will see the South Korean giant offering a promotion worth $100-$150 of V-Bucks (Fortnite‘s in-game currency that can be used to buy skins, customizations, and the works) for people who pre-order a Galaxy Note 9. For those who aren’t interested in the V-Bucks, Samsung will offer a package that nets you a set of wireless AKG headphones. It is reported that Samsung has been even added the note series’ S-pen functionality to the Fortnite in some way.

While the combination of Samsung and Epic Games definitely sounds exciting, nothing has been officially confirmed by either of the parties. With the Galaxy Note 9 expected to be launched on August 9th, we shall soon find out if the rumors are accurate or not. Keep watching this space for more updates!

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Samsung Galaxy S10 could come in three sizes with a 6.4-inch infinity display

Samsung Galaxy S10 could come in three sizes with a 6.4-inch infinity display

Samsung Galaxy S10 may reportedly come in 3 models and sport ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to hit the shelves in early August this year, there is already a lot of leaks and rumors surrounding its next flagship, Galaxy S10 expected to be released early next year.

According to a new report from the renowned TF International Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung is reportedly planning to release three models of the upcoming flagship, Galaxy S10 in the year 2019 to match Apple’s rumored trifecta of iPhones.

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the S10 lineup will be launched in three different models: one with a 5.8-inch panel, another with a 6.1-inch display and a third one with a 6.4-inch screen.

The two larger higher-end Galaxy S10 models will reportedly feature “ultrasonic FOD,” or ‘fingerprint on display’ technology, which will allow users to scan their finger by placing it on the screen. The fingerprint scanners on these devices will be embedded in the front of their displays. However, the smaller Galaxy S10 will have the fingerprint sensor on the side of the device. According to the report, the ultrasonic FOD part is made by GIS and O-film and based on a Qualcomm design and software.

Kuo said he believes Samsung will “aggressively” promote the on-screen fingerprint scanning, as one of the biggest differences between the rivals. Samsung CEO Guo Minghao, who was present at a recent event in Wuhan, China confirmed that the company is set to integrate the ultrasonic fingerprint tech in the Galaxy Note 10, and on the Galaxy high-end “A series” slated for launch next year.

Recently, there was also a rumor that the higher-end S10 might include five cameras, which could feature a triple camera setup at the back and dual cameras on the front.

Samsung typically releases its new Galaxy S lineup in late February at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. It is scheduled to hold an event on August 9th to announce the Note 9. Probably, we might be able to hear some more news on S10. Keep watching this space for more updates!!!

Source: Business Insider

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10: Specifications, release date and more

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Everything that you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy S10

The dust on the Samsung Galaxy S9’s launch has barely settled and it appears that the South Korean giant has already started working on the successor to the Galaxy S9 series phones. With Galaxy S series set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in the smartphone market next year, Samsung has plans to commemorate it with the release of its upcoming flagship device, Galaxy S10 by making big changes over the current Galaxy S9.

In this article, we have gathered all the rumors, leaks, and news about the Samsung Galaxy S10 that you may want to know.

According to reports, the S10 is reportedly codenamed ‘Beyond’ and Samsung has “embarked on discussing adoptions of various new technologies such as in-display fingerprint sensing with its suppliers.”

Apparently, Samsung has finalized the design of the Galaxy S10 and it will be offering a 3D camera sensor for the upcoming flagship that is allegedly being designed by Israel-based Mantis Vision. The Galaxy S10 will also inherit the nearly bezel-less design and Infinity Display from its predecessor.

Further, ever-reliable and Twitter tipster Ice Universe, says that Samsung is testing a new display for the Galaxy S10 with a 93% screen-to-body ratio and resolution which “will exceed 600PPI [pixels per inch]”. This not only compares to an 86% screen-to-body ratio and 570 ppi resolution on the Galaxy S9, but it also trumps the iPhone X’s 458 ppi.

Ice Universe also disclosed that the Galaxy S10 will feature a refreshed Samsung Exynos chipset in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) region, while the North American variant will be equipped with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 855. Both will come with at least 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The tipster had also previously stated the Galaxy S10 will support 5G connectivity and feature a dedicated neural processing chip for AI technologies.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 will likely be Samsung’s first smartphone to feature an on-screen fingerprint sensor. It is rumored that Qualcomm and Synaptics will be providing this technology to the US models of Galaxy S10, while the same will be manufactured by Aegis Tech for the Taiwanese variant of the device.

The company’s next-generation flagship Galaxy S10 is likely to be announced as soon as at CES 2019 in early January. While there are no doubts that Samsung has big plans for its next Galaxy S device, we have no way to confirm the authenticity of this leak just yet. Therefore, we request you to take this information with a grain of salt for now.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 loses to Apple iPhone 7 in speed test

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 loses to Apple iPhone 7 in speed test

Apple’s iPhone 7 wins over Samsung Galaxy S9 in speed test

While Samsung’s newly announced flagship device, the Galaxy S9 has been ranked above the iPhone X for its display, but when it comes to speed test it falls behind the iPhone X.

In a benchmark testing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 chip, the iPhone X and iPhone 7, conducted by AnandTech, showed that the S9 processor is slower compared to both the Apple-designed A10 and A11 processors. In fact, the iPhone 7 (A10), which is about two years old, was also found beating the Galaxy S9+ in some of the Geekbench benchmarks.

While speed test aren’t really the most scientific way to assess the performance of a device, it does provide an insight on how fast the devices would work in real-life situations.

Samsung is using two separate chips in its new Galaxy devices: the Exynos 9810 and the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm. While the Exynos 9810 chip outperforms the Snapdragon 845, it doesn’t quite match Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.

Speaking to AnandTech, a Samsung spokesman revealed that the shipped demo units were running a special firmware for Mobile World Congress, and that they may not be optimized. However, the company has plans to “tune down” the performance of the Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 chip so that it can match the Snapdragon 845 processor.

While the outcome of the test does looks disappointing, we will have to wait for the official Galaxy S9 devices to hit the market to give the final verdict.

Check out AnandTech’s benchmark results here.

Source: AnandTech

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Samsung announces the Galaxy S9 with improved camera, AR features

Samsung announces the Galaxy S9 with improved camera, AR features

Samsung launches Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with advanced camera, super slow-mo, and new 3D emojis

Samsung Electronics Co. finally announced its highly-anticipated flagship smartphones, S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona on Sunday, which promises improved cameras and augmented reality (AR) features.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones don’t stray far from their predecessors, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and just incremental improvements. The S9 (5.8-inch Quad HD+) and S9+ (6.2-inch Quad HD+) will maintain the same sleek look and feel of the previous models, and come with 18.5:9 aspect ratio screens, curved sides, and glass front and backs. Both the devices come packed with a Snapdragon 845 chipset (or Exynos 9810, depending on your market).

The Galaxy S9 is said to come with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 3,000mAh battery, whereas the S9+ will be equipped with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage and 3,500mAh battery. It will also feature a headphone jack, microSD slot, USB-C port, is IP68 dust and water resistant, and supports both fast wired and fast wireless charging.

However, the new flagship smartphones’ biggest selling point is its camera, which Samsung claims is the “most advanced camera ever” that takes smartphone photography to the next level.

“The way we use our smartphones has changed as communication and self-expression has evolved,” said DJ Koh, president and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the smartphone camera. Not only does the Galaxy S9 and S9+ enable consumers to shoot the best photos and videos anywhere, it’s a smartphone that’s designed to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that’s unique and personal to them.”

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets have a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory that can combine 12 photos into “one amazing, high quality photo.” It will have two apertures: f/1.5 and f/2.4, suggesting that the camera could switch apertures depending on lighting conditions. While the S9 has a single-lens camera configuration, the S9+ has dual-lens, which means that the S9+ will support things like depth effect.

Another feature of the smartphones is the Super Slow-mo that captures video at 960 frames per second (fps) at 720p, and 240 fps at 1080p. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ also offers automatic Motion Detection, an intelligent feature that will automatically detect movement in the shot and begin to record. There is also digital zoom up to 8x (Galaxy S9) or up to 10x (Galaxy S9+), a High CRI LED Flash, playback zoom and video tags.

As expected, Samsung is including AR Emoji in its phones, which uses a 3D-style emoji to capture an image of your face that can be sent through major mobile messengers, including KakaoTalk and Telegram.

“Samsung lets users create an emoji that looks, sounds and acts like them. An AR Emoji uses a data-based machine learning algorithm that analyzes a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model to reflect and imitate expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalization,” the company said.

Further, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will deliver an improved entertainment experience and more realistic sound with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and supported by Dolby Atmos surround sound. Further, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will come with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform, integrated into the camera, which uses augmented reality and deep learning technologies to offer helpful information about a user’s surroundings. Additionally, the smartphones will be come equipped with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience, and many other features.

The customers in the US will be able to choose between color options, such Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue at launch, while a grey model will also be available internationally. Pre-orders for the handsets start on March 2 and will be available on March 16, with the unlocked S9 and S9+ models costing $719.99 and $839.99 respectively. You can get the devices from AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Verizon, Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, Xfinity Mobile, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and Samsung.com.

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New renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ leaked

New renders of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ leaked

Leaked Images Reportedly Show Samsung Galaxy’s S9 and S9+

Samsung had recently confirmed that it would be unveiling its most awaited smartphones of 2018, Galaxy S9 and S9+ during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) press event on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain.

While the debut of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagships is just less than a month away, new images of these two smartphones have appeared on the Twitter account of Evan Blass at Venturebeat, who is known to be an extremely reliable source when it comes to smartphone leaks and rumors.

The newly leaked images of Galaxy S9 and S9+ show the devices will look similar to Galaxy S8 and S8+. The display size of the Galaxy S9 will be 5.8 inches, and that of Galaxy S9+ will have a 6.2-inch screen. The smartphones are controlled by Super AMOLED Infinity Displays and have a multitude of sensors located in the top bezel.

In the United States and China, the two smartphones will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, while the rest of the world will get Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor. The Galaxy S9 is said to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, whereas the S9+ will ship with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

As indicated by the teaser image revealed this week that read “The Camera. Reimagined”, Samsung is placing big emphasis on the cameras. The primary [rear] 12MP camera is said to have a variable aperture that can mechanically adjust and switch between f/2.4 and smallest-in-class f/1.5. Also, the smartphones are rumored to feature motion-detect and support “super slow-mo” videos in 480fps at 720p. The larger Galaxy S9+ will feature a secondary rear 12MP camera with a standard fixed aperture and using optical image stabilization (OIS) to steady shots, and both phones will have 8MP front-facing cameras.

Additionally, an image of a supposed S9 retail box leaked a little earlier this month says the device will be equipped with “Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG.” It also appears like the fingerprint sensor will remain along with iris unlocking.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones are speculated to start shipping and selling through retail channels on March 16. Also, there is no word on pre-order availability yet.

Source: Venturebeat

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