Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus reportedly in full scale development under code names Star and Star 2


Korean media The Bell reports that the Galaxy S8 successor is in full scale development at Samsung under the code name Star. A larger-screen model, possibly the Galaxy S9 Plus, is codenamed Star 2. That aside, there are two bits of new information regarding the Galaxy S9 in the report. First, the phone is said to have similar display technology to its predecessor. Thus, it likely won't be the foldable phone that's been rumored for so long, but rather a refinement of the Infinity Display design.

Second, Samsung has reportedly accelerated its component production and put down a "fairly advanced" development period before proceeding to full-scale development, which will make it possible for the Galaxy S9 to start production as early as later this year. This means Samsung could potentially announce the Galaxy S9 earlier than usual next year. However, we find this information highly speculative and it might be best to consume it with the proverbial grain of salt.

In advance, we also know the Galaxy S9 will be powered by Qualcomm and Samsung's next-generation 7nm processors. Mass-production of both chipsets is scheduled to start in early 2018 at Samsung's facilities. Recently, the company spun off its processor fabrication division into a separate entity as the business has become highly lucrative. We'll be sharing other Galaxy S9 news as they come.

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source: The Bell (Translated) via Android Pit

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41 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

The iPhone 11 will beat these.

3. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

here we go again, it aint even out yet and you presumed. iFAN

4. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I think he's being sarcastic

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I think he's being realistic.

40. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

So, stop thinking.

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

.....

7. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Assuming they stick with the current naming convention, the iPhone 11 will be out in about another 6 years so I'd hope that it does beat the S9

29. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

if the iphone 11 cant be the S9 six years from now, then im pretty sure two years later the iphone 13 will LOL

13. S8PlusIsBoss

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 22, 2017

You IPhone folk are so lost without Samsung it's criminal since Apple doesn't make phones legitimately.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

calm down, He just saying that it will took 6 years for apple to beat S9 i8 - 2017 i8s - 2018 i9 - 2019 i9s - 2020 i10 - 2021 i10s - 2022 i11 -2023

2. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

This is sick. One is yet to settle with his or her new s8 & out comes such haphazardly worthless news.

5. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

I'd be disappointed if a phone like the S8 was released and the entire development team had 3 months off before starting work on the next phone.

6. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Of course they are developing it. They started already when the s8 was ready for consumers. They have many teams working. Hope the s9 will feature matt back, no fp sensor there, rather in the power button,smaller version as well, twin camera, bigger battery, more ram, audio jack(yes we still need it) etc. S8 is an excellent phone but has many missing features which are already available in 2017.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Considering the S8 design was patented in 2014 it makes sense that they'd already be working on the S9

9. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

My S6 is still going strong. Maybe I will upgrade to the S9. I decided to skip the S7 and S8 this time.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Depending on how good the Note 8 is will determine if I get or skip the S9...

30. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

dif the note 8 does come with the rumored 6.4 inch screen...along with the normal 16:9 screen, then the note 8 will be my next phone...even after several hands on test at my local tmobile store, the narrow and tall screen of the S8 feels awkward.

31. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It was awkward for me at first but after a couple days of having it, it seems normal. Now holding my note 5 feels a little odd.

37. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Checking it out in the store is different from actually owning the device... Once you have the device after a couple days the screen ratio is a non-issue...

12. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Polish out the TouchWiz Samsung.... I cant believed with powerful s8 there are still hiccup.

24. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Every phone has its hiccups. Over the last couple of years I've used IPhone, Samsung, LG and HTC and they all had or have their issues

41. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Also I have the latest desktop Core i7 and I can tell you that the CPU of the S8 is far from how powerful the media and marketing wants you to believe to sell their products. No it's not comparing apples and oranges, I can feel this when benchmarking and browsing Internet. Especially for running a screen with such resolution and for a mobile phone with batteries. I still agree thus that TouchWiz is heavy and we could get more tweaks to have a more stable frame rate but as a mobile phone we can't really hope for more.

14. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 83; Member since: May 02, 2017

Commenting from the future using my Samsung Galaxy S69 with 1tb of ram and 64Tb of storage, 8 front cameras, 8 rear cameras, and taste recognition.

16. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Hahahaaa, so funny bro.

22. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

You forgot the 72 inch bezel-less screen part of the config!

33. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

you mean the 6.4 inch screen that strecthes out to 72 inches LOL

15. S8PlusIsBoss

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 22, 2017

The s8 and S8plus smokes all handsets period. The #Note8 will pimp slap any handset as well. The s9 and S9Plus Will be boss in 2018

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Put a period on your existence.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stupid article. It's 11 months away

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's the point

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