Well friends, now it’s time we get over Apple’s iPhone X or Google’s new Pixel devices and let’s start to look at the rumor mills surfacing about Samsung’s Galaxy S9.
Samsung could release the Galaxy S9 a little earlier than expected, according to a reliable tipster, who expects it to be possibly unveiled at the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2018 or maybe few weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress(MWC) in February 2018.
The same tipster also noted that Samsung has borrowed some of the iPhone X’s “tricks” (features) for the Galaxy S9. While it exactly didn’t mention what those features might be, we can guess that it has something to do with a complex face recognition feature also known as Face ID in iPhone X.
Further, the source also mentioned that Galaxy S9 will feature a dual camera system, that was previously introduced by Samsung in Galaxy Note 8 this year.
Yes you'll see an earlier announcement of #GalaxyS9 with dual cam,"faster"and with some new"tricks"(they say) ala #iPhoneX 🧙♂️ pic.twitter.com/T0ZJlhS0L4 — Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) November 13, 2017
According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S9 will have a “3D sensor front camera,” which would basically be Samsung’s version of a TrueDepth camera and sensor array.
Galaxy S9 will use 3D sensor front camera — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 12, 2017
Unlike its competitor, Apple who has given up on fingerprint scanner entirely in the new iPhone X in favor of its new Face ID, Samsung has decided not to follow suit. We had earlier reported how Samsung was finding it difficult to implement the in-display fingerprint scanner under the screen of Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones due to technical complications and as a result, decided not to dump the idea.
However, there is no official announcement or news from the Korean tech giant on Galaxy S9. As with any rumor, this should be taken with a pinch of salt for now, but you can expect there to be plenty more rumors between now and then.