Samsung Galaxy S9 may be away from its launch, but the fans of the company are already excited for it. We’ve already seen S8, which is a great smartphone in every possible way. Samsung Galaxy S9 will build upon its solid foundation, so it’s expected to be even better. While not much detail has leaked about this upcoming smartphone as of now, we already know a few things that can be a part of its package. Since leaks and rumors about the device will still take some time before starting to appear in the wild, we decided to put together a concept of what Galaxy S9 may look, feel and work like based on the info that we already know. We did this to give you an idea of what can be expected from this flagship smartphone. So let’s get started and have a look at our Samsung Galaxy S9 concept:
#1. More Bezel-Less design
We already have smartphones with the narrow top and bottom bezels from Samsung, with their fronts, made almost entirely of what company affectionately calls its “Infinity Displays”. The trend is undoubtedly going to be continued with Galaxy S9 as well. However, this time it’s likely to be continued in an even bolder way. There’s the possibility that Galaxy S9’s front may be made entirely of the screen as the war on bezels is intensified. The device may have the speaker, iris scanners, ambient lighting sensor and front camera all hidden behind the display. That way the Infinity display of Samsung smartphones may get the truly infinite amount of clarity loaded into it when Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives.
Besides that, the display is also likely to be more rigid this time so it doesn’t break down easily. The only drawback of bezel-less smartphones so far is that they may break easily when they fall, but Samsung is likely to fix that problem in its Galaxy S9 smartphone.
Samsung might not have included dual cameras in its flagship smartphones until now, but that may change very soon. Now they already have their own camera sensor making unit under the brand name of ISOCELL, and Galaxy Note 8 is gonna come with one of their very own ISOCELL dual-camera setups. So we can safely assume that Galaxy S9 will also come with dual camera. And this time the camera may be aligned vertically if that works out better in iPhone 8.
As far as the configuration of both sensors is concerned, we can expect two 18 mp shooters on the back of the device. One of them is likely to be a Telephoto lens, while another one will be a wide angle lens. The flash module is likely to be located below the two sensors, and since there won’t be a fingerprint sensor around the cameras this time, your camera lenses are also likely to require much less cleaning.
As far as camera quality is concerned, it has never been bad in most Samsung smartphones. That’s a standard maintained by the company since ever, so now when two lenses will be combined to provide the output, the quality is obviously to go to jump manifolds. We may be able to capture very stunning HD photos, videos and even 4K HD videos with the device.
#3. No Headphone Jack, Powerful Sound Quality
If the device has to be made thinner, getting rid of this headphone jack thing is necessary. So it shouldn’t be a surprise if Galaxy S9 comes without a headphone jack as many manufacturers have already accepted the change and made their devices thinner as a result. The role of headphone jack may be fulfilled by the USB Type-C port included in the device, and for those who still love the 3.5 mm headphones, a USB-to-3.5mm dongle may also be provided inside the box.
If headphone jack is removed, we may also see the launch of some decent wireless earphones by the company that can be coupled nicely with Galaxy S9. The earphones may serve as company’s answer to Apple’s earpods.
And finally, two powerful speakers may be located on both left and right sides of USB Type-C port to pump out solid, high-quality sound. High definition audio may be one of the most defining features of this device, which may make listening music great not just with but also without earphones.
#4. In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Under-display fingerprint sensors, or Optical Fingerprint Sensors, as they’re known, are also becoming pretty popular these days. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise if one of them comes embedded in the display of Galaxy S9. Samsung has been trying to implement an optical fingerprint sensor in its products since the time of Galaxy S8, but it couldn’t do so due to technical complexities. Later when it tried to include the sensor in Galaxy Note 8, the plans were once again foiled by the increased brightness in the area where sensor was located. So Note 8 is also not coming with the technology, but company hasn’t yet given up on it.
There’re many complexities in building an optical fingerprint sensor that’s reliable and cool at the same time, but as time is passing those complexities are being figured out by the companies involved. Just a few months ago Qualcomm and Vivo had showcased the first working under-display fingerprint sensor. And though it was unimplemented in a real product, it may give Samsung some idea about how to go around the technology. In the meantime, Apple is also researching on the same. With So much R&D going on, there’s a very good possibility that someone may figure out how to implement the sensor by the time of Galaxy S9 launch. Therefore, there’s a very good chance that Galaxy S9 will come with an under-display fingerprint sensor.
#5. More Color Options
Since last few years, Samsung has been consistently increasing the color choice in its flagship smartphones. The latest Galaxy S8, for example, is available in 6 different color options (five were already there at the time of launch and a sixth one was launched later by the company in Taiwan). Before that Galaxy S smartphones generally used to come with 4 colors. But now since the company has started experimenting with more color options, we can expect Galaxy S9 to also come with 6 color options at least. We may easily get a copper, black, red and blue colored version of device, and 2-3 more options as well. Of course, these colors, if chosen by Samsung for Galaxy S9, are likely to be named in a more fancy manner than these plain versions.
Besides these major changes, there’re also some other things that can make Galaxy S9 better than S8, like a bigger battery, latest Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. Rest we’ll come to know as rumors start coming in, and when that happens we’ll share those details with you, so keep checking back.