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Samsung will roll out the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 25, 2018, according to Alex Fitzpatrick of Time magazine.
It is likely that Samsung will sell the Galaxy S9 with a price that will make it at par with its main competitor, the iPhone X.
At the heart of the Galaxy S9 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, which is touted to produce better pictures and video, has artificial intelligence features, and, give better performance.
Samsung is reportedly using its own Exynos processor for S9 units that will be sold outside the US.
The main selling point of the Galaxy S9 is its camera, with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/1.5 lens, which can be used even in low-light photography.
It remains to be seen if Samsung will install a dual rear-facing camera on both the S9 and the S9 Plus or if such a camera will be available only on the Plus.
The Galaxy S9 will reportedly have some features that will rouse the curiosity of Android fans. Its eye-scanning technology has reportedly been improved and will be better than those found in previous Galaxy models. It is also rumored that the Galaxy S9 will also have its own face-scanning unlocking feature, similar to the iPhone X.
It has also been speculated that the S9 will have a fingerprint scanner built directly into the touchscreen but that may not be the case after all.
The phone will also have an FM radio, allowing users to listen to local radio stations, a feature that some people have long wanted.
But the S9 and the S9 Plus will use batteries (3000 and 3500 mAh, respectively) that have been used in the S8 and S8 Plus but the batteries have long life cycles and will only have a 5% degradation after two years.