Galaxy S9 lineup will be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone series ever

Last year Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus started at around $800, whereas the model with 256GB of memory broke the $1,000 mark. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup will be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone series ever, known industry insider Ricciolo claimed earlier this month.

The source didn’t elaborate on the matter but mentioned the flagship duo will be made official on February 25th which Samsung ended up confirming several days later. Samsung may offer a variant of the Galaxy S9 Plus with 512GB of storage space as it recently started manufacturing 512GB flash memory chips and vowed to commercialize them in at least one of its own devices in 2018.

According to leak from yesterday, both the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and the 6.2-inch Galaxy S9 Plus look essentially the same as their year-old counterparts. They aren’t completely the same however, as both phones will have some key differences inside in terms of hardware.

The standard S9 will have 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, while the larger S9 Plus will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Both phones are rumored to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor for the US and China markets, and Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 chip everywhere else it is sold.

This week’s official reveal of Samsung Unpacked 2018 hinted at, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will get some big camera improvements. Previous rumor reports claim the S9 and S9 Plus will have a 12 MP rear camera that will support the making of “super-slow-mo” videos, along with variable aperture features. The S9 Plus, like 2017’s Galaxy Note 8, is supposed to have a dual camera setup, with a second 12 MP sensor that has a fixed aperture.

The S9 Plus will reportedly place both sensors vertically, along with the rear fingerprint sensor. Both phones are rumored to have an 8 MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will reportedly go on sale on March 16.

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