Can Samsung Galaxy S9 Outsell iPhone X?

iPhone X is what everybody has in mind and talks about right now. But this is about to change. Samsung already announced its radical Galaxy X and is planning on shading Apple with the release of the Galaxy S9. Nothing is official yet, but new information recently leaked, and we are going to tell you what you can expect from the Korean brand’s next flagship smartphone.

Galaxy S9 supposed specifications

The Galaxy S9 is rumored to share a few similarities with its predecessor. But just a few. For instance, it should feature a 5.8-inch screen, have the same screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, and the same internal memory of 64GB with a possible extension up to 256GB.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 in Midnight Black. – Photo credit: Samsung

As for the size, the S9 should either have the same dimensions or be slightly smaller than the S8: 144.1 x 68.1 x 8.0 inches – the S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 inches. The use of a 4K display is highly expected since 4K is now the top technology everybody wants. Speaking of new technology everybody wants, the device should use facial recognition with the help of 3D sensing. The under-screen fingerprint sensor could be moved to the back of the phone.

Your Instagram pictures won’t need any filters anymore with the dual 16MP rear camera. Your selfies will also look amazing thanks to the dual 12MP front camera. In comparison, the S8 features a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.

The Galaxy S9 is said to become the first smartphone to be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip. The processor will offer exceptional mobile performances, and will use less power to deliver long battery life. This will allow users to fully enjoy AR and VR experiences, as well as cutting-edge camera capabilities, for example. Samsung could upgrade the RAM from 4 to 6GB, and the battery from 3000 to 3500 mAh (like the battery of the S8+), which means up to 34 hours of talk time.

The new Galaxy will use Android Oreo with the TouchWiz software over the top, that’s for sure. Would it be too much to ask for Bixby and/or Google Assistant? Probably not, since both can already be used on the S8. Of course, the smartphone will be water and dust resistant (IP65/68).

Samsung Galaxy S9 specs
Samsung Galaxy S9’s supposed specifications. – Image credit: Techdroider

What about the headphone jack?

When Apple killed the headphone jack, it wasn’t pretty! The company received a lot of backlash from customers accusing it to force them to buy Apple-compatible headphones. Despite the bad publicity, Google followed the path and also removed the headphone jack from its Pixel 2 phones. The Silicon Valley giant explained that it was part of a new design strategy dedicated to all-screen smartphones. So, is Samsung about to do the same?

Rumors seem to come to the conclusion that the Galaxy S9 will ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack. However, one important source thinks otherwise. The Chinese leaker Ice Universe posted on Twitter, “I think the Galaxy S9 still has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.” After all, it would not be surprising that the company tries to win over Apple’s disappointed customers while avoiding copying its rival.

The release date remains top secret, but we can expect Samsung to start selling its new flagship as soon as January 2018. You will know how to spend your Christmas money!

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