Following the path of Apple and Google, the Korean tech conglomerate Samsung is also set to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack in the coming Galaxy S9. Samsung is going to launch their latest flagship next year during March or April and a new leak suggests they are going to ditch the 3.5 audio port in both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
Apart from that, the upcoming device is also expected to feature 3D mapping technology which is similar to the Apple’s Face ID system. Moreover, according to the latest rumors, the Korean tech giant is also working on an under-screen fingerprint sensor. As per the latest rumors, the upcoming flagship is going to sport a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display with the pixel density of 570ppi for the basic variant and a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved screen with the pixel density of 529ppi for the larger variant.
As for the chipset is concerned, the US variant of the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and the UK variant will be powered by a Samsung Exonys chipset. On the optics front, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is pegged to sport a dual camera setup at the back with both sensors of 16-megapixel. And on the front end, the smartphone is believed to feature a 12-megapixel snapper.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be IP68 certified and will feature Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds). The upcoming flagship is surely going to run on the latest Android Oreo OS and will include Bixby AI assistant with a dedicated button. In terms of release date, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is believed to follow the same tradition of the other smartphones of this coveted series and should be unveiled during the MWC tech event next year. Although Samsung has not uttered a single word about the pricing, it is expected to come with a price tag of £689 and £779 for the standard and plus model respectively.