Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaks Already?

Since there is a larger S8 this year, the Note 8 is going to have to do more to stand out.

The Note 7 crisis was one of the biggest black eyes in Samsung's recent history, costing the company more than $5 billion. Samsung thought their Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones would bring their customer base back to high levels, but there have been many reports that sales are lower than expected. Highlights include a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, an Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset depending on region, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 3,300 mAh battery, and an updated S Pen stylus. The slopes on both sides of the screen will be much edgier and corners of the display won't be as rounded as the S8. As part of the Unlocked by Samsung category, the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ can be used on most US and worldwide networks, giving consumers more control over how they use their smartphone. Samsung's Bixby has yet to prove itself, especially considering it has its own dedicated button that Samsung won't allow users to customise. But Samsung is confident that the S9 will have the embedded fingerprint scanner. Samsung is likely trying to get the Note 8 into stores before Apple's iPhone 8, which is set to be a huge change from previous generations of Apple's smartphone.

The Nintendo Switch Phone App Goes Live With Splatoon 2
You'll also be able to access SplatNet2 to view online play statistics and details about game features coming down the pipeline. Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 will receive a good amount of post-launch support in the form of new weapons, gear and stages.

On the Note 8, however, it looks like Samsung may have addressed the issue, at least to a certain extent. Owners of the Galaxy S8 will notice that the fingerprint sensor has been moved further away from the camera sensors.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recalled previous year roughly two months after its launch due to safety concerns. Some rumours claim that Samsung plans to unveil its latest Note device as early as late July, but that's also an unconfirmed rumour.

  • Douglas Reid