Out of all the smartphone releases of 2018, all eyes are on the Samsung Galaxy S9. The internet is already awash in rumors, even though the phone has yet to be unveiled. While many user’s interests are peaked about this new release, it’s hard to know what to expect. Not all rumors are credible, which means separating fact from fiction is essential. Samsung has just confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That event is still a month away, which means that users will have to sit in suspense.
Even though the specs of the Galaxy S9 are shrouded in secrecy, a few rumors seem to be true. On top of coming from credible sources, these theories are based on reasonable suspicions. This combination makes a few rumors stand out from the rest, since many are completely unfeasible. To help our readers separate credible speculation from click bait, we compiled a list of the most likely Galaxy S9 rumors. Only time will tell which ones are true, but these are the ones most likely to come to fruition!
Most Credible Galaxy S9 Rumors
Galaxy S9 Rumor #3: In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor – The screen size should remain the same, but the way users unlock their phones might change dramatically. Samsung’s new Qualcomm fingerprint sensor is capable of reading specs while sitting below thick displays. Technically this should allow it to read finger prints underneath an OLED screen. If Samsung get’s this feature streamlined in time, this will be the game changer. An in-screen fingerprint scanner would be a godsend for everyone who wasn’t a fan of the S8’s back fingerprint scanner. Allegedly this will come with an infinity display, which will upgrade the usual OLED screen.
Galaxy S9 Rumor #2: Weatherproof Features – The last two flagships have been water and dustproof, but there were still a few weather issues. While water never entered these new releases, it hindered users’ abilities to use their phones. Fortunately for users in humid climates, Samsung is working furiously to make weather obsolete when using a smartphone.
In 2016, the Korean tech giant licensed a new glass coating technology with some promising characteristics. This new coating caused rain drops to bounce off smartphone screens. On top of making phones easier to use in the rain, it would allow users to access data while in the shower or saunas.
Galaxy S9 Rumor #1: Dual Pixel Lens – The Galaxy S9 is supposed to sport a 12MP camera with an interesting twist. This may be the same megapixel count as the last release, but it will have a variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. By rotating through these two cameras, users would be able to get the best of both worlds. Lenses with f/1.5 are great for low light shots while lenses with f/2.4 produce better photos in ideal lighting. This rumor is exciting for those who want to unleash their inner-photographer, but we won’t know for sure until February!