Samsung recently revealed its latest flagship System on Chip, the Exynos 9810, to the world. This processor is expected to be present on the brand’s next year’s Galaxy S series flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. A new info comes from IceUniverse, a tipster who shared the info on Weibo, China’s social network.
According to the provided information, Galaxy S9 will ship with a ‘new AKG headset’, and it’s even possible we’re looking at a Bluetooth AKG headset here, at least according to the provided info, though nothing has been confirmed just yet, of course.
Now, the mention of Bluetooth headphones probably didn’t sit well with some of you, as that might mean that the 3.5mm headphone jack will not be present… well, according to the source, that won’t be the case, the 3.5mm headphone jack will find its way to the Galaxy S9 it seems.
Now, in addition to these audio-related rumors, the source also shared some camera info as well. According to the info, the Galaxy S9 will sport a vertically-aligned dual camera setup on the back, and the camera will use an ‘anti-glare BBAR layer ghost technology’.
Some of you may wonder what that is, well, the BBAR stands for Broadband Anti-Reflection coating, and this is a special sort of coating, as it fights glare and dual images, and that’s probably what the source is referring to by the mention of the word ‘ghost’.
Samsung Galaxy S9 devices will ship with the same 5.77″ and 6.22″ screen panels of their predecessors. Inside you’ll find a powerful Snapdragon 845 if you live in America or China and the latest Exynos 9810 processor in Europe. There is probably 6GB of memory and at least 64GB of storage. The smartphones are hopefully both equipped with a dual main camera like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Android 8.0 Oreo will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S9, and on top of it, you’ll get Samsung’s very own skin.
Then, we have some specific details. Apparently, Samsung is working on a “More secure facial recognition”, which would include 3D sensing tech. This is no doubt in response to Apple’s Face ID — Sammy just needs to add a depth-sensing face scanner to its already stellar iris scanner and it will probably be up to par. Of course, we are yet to find out how good Face ID is in the first place.
Ditching the fingerprint scanner that allows users to authenticate themselves on the screen for the Galaxy S9 does not mean Samsung will give up on the biometric technology. It is anticipated that Samsung will once again try to deploy the technology on the Galaxy Note 9, which will likely be introduced in August next year.
“Samsung won’t get rid of fingerprint sensors in its handsets, as there many services and platforms run based on the technology,” said an industry expert who wished to be unnamed.
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