Samsung Galaxy S9 Everything We Know So Far

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ may have the thinnest bezel on any smartphone ever.Since the iPhone X debuted in September 2017, Apple has monopolized, all the smartphone attention.But Samsung, which sells more phones than Apple or any other company globally, is rumored to have no shortage of new, cool features, for its next flagship phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, are among the best smartphones you can get. They offer gorgeous bezel-less designs, sexily curved displays, and top-of-the-line specs. But they do have their faults. These include the weirdly positioned fingerprint scanner, the lack of dual-cameras and more. Fixes for all of these drawbacks and some new features could be part of the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

Design

Knowing Samsung, the next generation of devices will not change too much on this front. Therefore, the Galaxy S9 will again come with the trusted dual-edge display, no home key, and a display that covers a large part of the phone’s front.

At the moment it does not seem like the fingerprint sensor will make its way to the display of S9. And as the iris scanner gets faster and better, there will be less need to use it anyway.Concerning the display of the Galaxy S9, only one question matters. Will the device come with the long-awaited bump in resolution os the screen to a 4K pixel count?This step is needed in order to evolve not only the visual experience of Galaxy S9 but also the VR ecosystem as well. At this point in time, however, tangible details have yet to emerge.Whether the S9, will increase its display size further, remains to be seen for now, though Korean site (The Bell) claims the Infinity Display will remain a key focus for the 2018 flagship.

According to a Pocket-Now report, (Korean Media) has claimed the S9 and S9+, will both retain the current screen sizes of 5point8-inch, and 6point2-inch respectively.We’d expect the display to stick with -Super-AMOLED), given it has offered Samsung so much success in the last few years.

Security

Iris scanning is present on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it works well, so we expect to see the technology on the S9 also, probably a better version of it.

There have been some more reports, claiming that the iris scanner will increase in resolution, to make it more capable. There are reports that Samsung is keen to get more -banking apps compatible with the iris scanner.

Vivo, presented a public demo of the first-ever device, with on-screen scanning, in June 2017. And Qualcomm hashed out serious plans, about letting manufacturers sample their implementation of the tech. Samsung is said to still be working on an in-display fingerprint sensor, and maybe they are planning the tech, for the Galaxy-Note-9.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S devices have offered excellent camera- functionality, since the Galaxy S6, improving year on year. So we’d expect the same from the Galaxy S9.Rumors point to the Galaxy S9 having a single rear camera, and the Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual-lens camera and both cameras featuring dual optical image stabilization.

According to a new report, published by ET-News, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be able to shoot some incredible slow-motion video.Industry sources claim, Samsung is working on a rear camera that can shoot at (1,000 frames per second), which would be better than anything on the market in a phone right now.We’ve also heard more generally that it will have an upgraded camera system.

Hardware

The Galaxy S9 and S9+, are going to be the most powerful phones of the first half of this year.A Weibo user first posted the following list, which supposedly includes all the android-devices that will come with Qualcomm’s newly unveiled best processor to date.

supporting this idea, it has been claimed we will see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 appear in the Galaxy S9. possibly as an exclusive.The chipset also allows cameras to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.We will see Exynos in some regions too. Like in the UK.

Samsung will use the Exynos nine eight one zero chip, which will apparently feature, -an (integrated neural engine) that will be responsible for all the AI tasks, freeing up some of the responsibilities of the main processor, for improved battery life and performance.Furthermore, we can expect even more Android-devices to make use of newly unveiled, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip this year.

The S9 will come with 4 and S9+ with 6 GB of Random-access-memory. Both the devices will have 64 GB internal memory with MicroSD card support, expandable up to 256GB.

Battery-wise, we could see an increase in capacity for the S9 to 3,200 milliamp hours, according to a Chinese report. However, it’s not clear if the S9+ will get an increase as well.

In a tweet, by Ice-Universe (who has been known to have leaked some pretty accurate information in the past), it has been suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ could finally be launched with (stereo speakers).

This image, posted online on, slash leaks.com, features the USB type-C flex cable. As we can see in the image, there’s a cutout in there for the headphone jack port, confirming that Samsung will not kill the headphone jack, this year.

Software

In 2017, Galaxy S8 was released with Samsung Experience UX, which was formerly known as TouchWiz. The Note 8 came out with version 8.5, so it is not hard to spot the pattern.The Galaxy S9 is expected to be released with SE 9.0. Needless to say, the S9 will ship with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box.

Release Date

A report back in September suggested that the Galaxy S9 could make their debut in January. But more recent reports tell us a different story.The other three reports we’ve come across, all claim that the S9 series will actually be announced in February, with sales kicking off a month later.The company is still expected to hold an Unpacked event in March, where the two handsets will be officially announced.

Price

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched with a price tag of $725 and $825, making them more expensive than their predecessors. Even though the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, likely won’t offer a lot more, than the S8 series, rumors claim they might come with higher price tags.

If prices do increase, we will likely see a domino effect. The fact is that Samsung dictates pricing with its -Galaxy S Series.

Keep in mind that, nothing has been confirmed yet. It’s still possible we won’t see a price hike, and that the Galaxy S9 handsets, will cost the same as their predecessors. What we can be sure of is that they won’t be cheaper.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ Concept 2018!

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Samsung Galaxy S9 is here.The concept shows that s9 will have a four edge display which is even better than the infinity display present on samsung galaxy s8 and s8+.This samsung galaxy s9 concept is made by Hariom Maurya exclusively for sutffbox youtube channel, based on s9 leaks, rumors and some educated guess work.

Specs

Now talking about the specifications, samsung galaxy s9 will feature a 6.0-inch Super AMOLED  with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a pixel density of 549 pixels per inch.Which may be the best looking display that samsung has made due to the shape and size of new display.

The main camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be a 12MP + 12 MP shooter with dual optical image stabilization which was a big feature on the note 8 that samsung unveiled this year and some basic features like Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording.The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 8 MP selfies.Not much is known about the 3D face unlocking system,weather it will be included in s9 or not.

The phone is powered by a 2.3 GHz Octa core Samsung Exynos 9 processor . What this means is the processor has Octa cores in the CPU.It will have 6 GB of RAM which ensures the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously.

Powered by a 3500 mAh battery. Its a Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S9 include , GPS, HotSpot, NFC,Wifi,Bluetooth.

Samsung in not ditching the 3.5mm headphone listening to the people and not following the 2017 trend of smartphones, eliminating the jack out of them.

S9 will also feature Android 8.0 and a new improved version of Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button and New 3D face unlocking technology,USB 3.1 Type-C port and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

Release Date

Reports are claiming that Samsung will start production of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus this year, it’s likely that the handsets will debut earlier in the year than the Galaxy S8,Samsung could be planning a launch at next year’s MWC which is generally heald in February.

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OnePlus 5T release date,specs,price,leaks and exclusive renders

Rumors of the OnePlus 5T were stoked when people realized that the OnePlus 5 was unavailable on OnePlus’ website. Since the only way to buy OnePlus’ phones in most countries is through the company’s own site, it seemed strange for the device to be unavailable ,especially only four months after the phone’s release.

Leaked renders of OnePlus’ next ‘flagship killer’ phone have already given pretty clear hint of what we can expect from the handset.

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Meanwhile, other potential images of the 5T have popped up on Chinese social media site Weibo, adding fuel to the fire.

The upcoming OnePlus 5T has been in the news a lot , as images and teasers of the handset have leaked over consecutive days. Now, the OnePlus 5T specifications have been leaked too, giving us a look at what upgrades we can expect from the smartphone over the OnePlus 5.

There is no front-facing fingerprint sensor below the display, as it was common on previous OnePlus devices. That’s likely due to the fact that the 5T is expected to feature a larger 6.0-inch 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. That’s a better step up from the OnePlus 5’s 5.5-inch 1080p 16:9 display. It’s worth noting that the image above makes it difficult to see whether this is an 18:9 display or not, however.

 

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Screen size and aspect ratio means OnePlus has to move fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone, though we hope it’s positioned better than the scanner on the Galaxy S8.

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The screenshot comes via GizChina, and details most of the internal specs of the supposed OnePlus 5T. Most of these are not different from the OnePlus 5. We’ve got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that’s standard-issue for any good Android phone these days, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a pair of 20MP camera sensors.Price of OnePlus 5T is expected to be $550 and $650 depending upon the two models having 64GB and 128GB of ROM.

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On Thursday, GizChina shared a screenshot of what appears to be promotional material for the OnePlus 5T. According to the promo, OnePlus 5T release date will be on November 16th,the date that sales actually begin has been blurred out. The photo also suggests that the OnePlus 5T will be an Amazon exclusive, so if you want an all-screen OnePlus phone, you might have to get it from Amazon.

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Steven Spielberg directed Ready Player One Movie coming soon in 2018

Ready Player One movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is currently in production, and slated to premiere in spring 2018.

Ready Player One book is a 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline in his debut. The story, set in a dystopian 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a fortune in a world by an energy crisis.  In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association and won the 2012 Prometheus Award.

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Storyline

In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. In the OASIS anyone can be what they want. When Halliday dies, he promises his all fortune to the person who will first discover a digital Easter egg that’s hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.

What they Say about the book

Ready Player One book was a New York Times bestseller. It was praised by such publications as Entertainment WeeklyThe Boston GlobeThe A.V. Club, CNN.com, io9, and Boing Boing, to name a few. USA Today wrote that the novel “undoubtedly qualifies Cline as the hottest geek on the planet right now. NPR said that the book was “ridiculously fun and large-hearted”. Cline “takes a far-out premise and engages the reader instantly” with a “deeply felt narrative [that] makes it almost impossible to stop turning the pages. Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that “The book gets off to a witty start” but noted that it lacks at least one dimension, stating that gaming had overwhelmed everything else about this book. Rebecca Serle of The Huffington Post described the book as “the grown-up’s Harry Potter” and that it “has it all – nostalgia, trivia, adventure, romance, heart and, dare I say it, some very fascinating social commentary. ”

The book has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Cline said that his book had inspired designers at companies such as Oculus VR which recommended the book for their new employees. Oculus has also invited Cline several times to sign books and demo hardware.

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Cast of the movie

  • Tye Sheridan as Wade Owen Watts / Parzival
  • Olivia Cooke as Samantha  Cook / Art3mis
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento
  • Mark Rylance as James Halliday / Anorak
  • Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow
  • TJ Miller as I-r0k, “a bounty hunter “
  • Win Morisaki as Dait0
  • Lena Waithe as Aech
  • Hannah John-Kamen as F’Nale Zandor 
  • Philip Zhao as Shoto
  • Ralph Ineson as Rick
  • Letitia Wright as Reb

 

The Ready Player One movie is still a long way off, but it was in development for years, even before Ernest Cline’s novel hit bookstores in 2011, they already had a movie deal in place. Building up towards productions, Steven Spielberg and company have been putting the pieces for the Ready Player One cast in place.

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Any time Steven Spielberg directs a movie it’s a big deal and I don’t know how much the movie will be close to the book, of course he is a great director but difference between a movie and a book is something known by all. The book describes the story in great detail. I recommend everyone to read the original book once to experience the best of it because once the movie is made very few people will look back to the book and true essence of it will be lost.

 

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Google Pixel 2 Preview!

The Pixel Phone is the best phone for Android purists. The upcoming Google Pixel 2, could give Samsung, Apple and LG a run for their flagship money.

The design of the Google Pixel 2 is obviously critical, particularly as Samsung has completely redefined the smartphone niche with the wraparound Galaxy S8.

Based on a June report from XDA Developers, the larger of the two new Pixel 2 phones (Taimen) will have a 5.9 -inch OLED display with 1440p resolution. The smaller (Walleye) device will reportedly feature a 4.97-inch screen, essentially the same size as the 5-inch Pixel that’s currently available.

 XDA Developers say that the back of the google Pixel 2 will be very similar to last year’s model with a two-tone glass and metal finish. We were not a fan of that look. However, apparently the glass window is located near the top of the device and will no longer include the fingerprint scanner.

Google is once again taking a colorful approach to its Pixel 2 design. Google is again planning to use unconventional colors for the phone.

 

In its report on the leaked Pixel XL2 image, Android Police said the new phone will have squeezable sides for controlling the Google Assistant. That’s similar to a feature HTC introduced in the HTC U11this year.

A report from Slashgear notes that the next wave of Google Pixel phones will sport Qualcomm’s MSM8995 chipset, which is the Snapdragon 835 platform. We’ve already seen how fast the Galaxy S8 can be, and it’s no surprise that Google’s flagships will feature the same processor.

The XDA Developers report seems to confirm that the Snapdragon 835 CPU will be on board along with 4GB of RAM.

The camera on the Pixel is already one of the best we’ve ever used, but with Samsung and LG stepping up their game this year, there’s definitely room for improvement. Like other big players in the smartphone industry, Google works most of its magic behind the scenes, and we fully expect the Google Pixel 2 to take its awesome image processing to the next level. Google has already teased incredible results of night time photography techniques.

Pixel 2 will have a single lens instead of two. That means you shouldn’t expect features like a true optical zoom or Portrait mode that blurs out the background, which the iPhone 7 Plus offers. The OnePlus 5 also features a dual camera setup on the back.

 

When it comes to storage,the larger Pixel 2 model could offer 128GB of ROM while the smaller may have 64GB.

 

3,000 and 3,500 mAh battery options will be available with Fast Charging, while IP68 dust and water resistance up to 5 feet will be included. USB Type-C, dual-speakers and the dissolution of the 3.5mm headphone jack are all also predicted which is backed up by XDA Developers and 9to5Google reports.

The replacement for the Pixel XL could have a higher premium than today’s model, which currently starts at $769. The entry-level Pixel costs $649.

 

The Pixel 2 series will launch with Android 8.1, a version that may remain exclusive to the phones for a couple of months. The final release of Android 8.0 is expected in August, so it’d make sense for the first maintenance release, version 8.1, to ship with the new Pixels.

That strategy allowed Google to roll out some great new features for all phones running Android 7.0 Nougat while keeping some exclusive features for the Pixels, which ran Android 7.1 when they launched a few months later. At the same time, Google’s Pixel Launcher remains unique to the lineup, as does Project Fi support, which should fall over to the phones, too.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were released in October, so it’s expected that the sequels will arrive around the same time.