The Samsung Galaxy S8 came as a swift and decisive blow to the smartphone market. The device was everything that fans expected for so long and so much more. The Galaxy S8 Plus was the crowning jewel of Samsung’s efforts however. The enhanced and superior version of the S8 series, the device will no doubt be around as a fan favorite for quite a couple of years to come.
However, just because people are really enjoying the S8 doesn’t mean that they completely forgot about the next chapter in the story: the Samsung Galaxy S9. The S8 production lines aren’t even cold yet and there are already rumors circulating regarding the next installment of Samsung flagships. Let’s take a look and see how the S9 could improve, based on rumors, on the current S8 Plus design.
The Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a 6.3 inch display which uses Super AMOLEF technology. It has a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The S9 on the other hand isn’t the Plus model which means that it will come with a smaller screen. It still has a more than decent size of 5.7 inches and supposedly uses the same Super AMOLED technology. It would feature a resolution of 3840 x 2160 which brings it closer to today’s 4K standard.
When it comes to performance, there isn’t something people have to complain about in regards to the S8 Plus. It features the octa core processor from Exynos (8895) and the Adreno 540 GPU.
There are no confirmed details regarding the S9 hardware but most bets are placed on a similar recipe featuring an octa core processor from Snapdragon and an Adreno GPU.
Memory is very important and for many represents the most important quality. The S8 Plus came with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which could see a boost through a MicroSD.
The memory on the S9 is predicted to have a maximum capacity of 128 GB, potentially upgradable through a microSD card, and up to 8 GB of RAM power.
For all the selfie lovers out there, the S8 Plus is the perfect example of a great phone thanks to its 8MP front shooting camera and 12 MP dual cameras on the back setup.
For the S9, Samsung might push its limits and bring a dual camera setup on the rear panel which features two 16 MP sensors.
There are so many other things to go over, but until something worthwhile comes to light, it’s rather counterproductive to invest a lot of thought into rumors. It is however interesting to theory craft based on what Samsung has already achieved and what it pushed to do next.