We have a new fresh rumour now coming out from South Korea.
So it seems like Samsung may be adjusting their launch schedule of new Samsung Galaxy S9 because of the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled on September 12. It will be 10 years since the original iPhone and it’s expected to feature and edge-to-edge display.
Samsung’s division Samsung Display will start to ship out their OLED panels for the S9 two months earlier compared to last year. In November. And after the display panels have been shipped out it usually takes 2-3 months for the whole phone to complete. Which may mean we will see the Samsung Galaxy S9 be available for purchase in February 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to feature latest Snapdragon 845 and maybe the Dual Rear camera that we saw in Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Something I really hope they have fixed in S9 is a better location on the fingerprint sensor. It would also be nice if they stopped using glass on the back.
Something I feel that Samsung has been struggling with lately is the quality of their phones. Usually they have started to break down pretty fast a few months in and some software issue or hardware issue starts to show up. For my current Galaxy series they usually can overheat. And the software on my Galaxy S8 is usually not performing as good as it should.
And you also have the issue with Samsung constantly raising their prices and cause confusion. The new Galaxy Note is expected to cost 1,000 dollars. Which is too much for even a high end device. It makes it so few will be able to try it out. That was not how the note series started on the market a few years ago. Yes Apple could pull it off but Apple’s phones last 5 years. Samsung phones doesn’t.
Also I really hope they remove Bixby on the Galaxy S9. That extra button on the phone for an assistant just seem silly to me. It’s better to just have it as an app on the phone. Instead of a hardware button you accidentally may tap when you just wanna change the volume on the phone. It happens to me constantly by accident that Bixby pops up on S8. It’s annoying