Samsung Galaxy S9 to be stuck on 4GB of RAM say new rumors

Samsung Galaxy S9 to be stuck on 4GB of RAM say new rumors
With the Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960) approximately six months away from seeing the light of day, we already have been hearing rumors about what to expect from Sammy's 2018 flagship handset. Just the other day, XDA revealed that its sources expect the Galaxy S9 to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset and feature Android 8.0 pre-installed. Nothing new there. We already told you earlier this month that Samsung is rumored to be getting first dibs on Qualcomm's upcoming high-end SoC.

According to the same source, the phone will be given the model number of SM-G960, which makes sense considering the SM-G950 and SM-G955 model numbers belonging to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ respectively. The most disappointing rumor has the Galaxy S9 carrying 4GB of RAM. While that matches the amount of Random Access Memory found in this year's flagship models, it is a drop off from the 6GB of RAM found inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 64GB of native storage will be once again found on the base model of the Galaxy S9. Also returning will be the QHD+ resolution (1440 x 2960), the 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and the edge-to-edge Infinity Display.

Now don't think that Samsung simply ignored everyone, for if this source is correct, the company is moving the heavily criticized location of the fingerprint scanner. No, it won't be found under the screen. Remember, highly reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already said that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the first phone from Samsung to employ a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display. But instead of being placed right next to the camera as it is on the Galaxy S8/8+, raising the odds that a user will leave a smudge on the lens, the 2018 flagship will place the fingerprint reader inside a rectangular cutout positioned in the center of the back. Speaking of the camera, the Galaxy S9 could end up with the same dual-camera setup on back that is currently seen on the Galaxy Note 8.

The XDA source adds that the rumored specs are for the Samsung Galaxy S9 only, but there is no reason not to expect a Samsung Galaxy S9+ to be released next year.

source: XDA

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So basically yet another boring Samsung phone, after the Note 8 which brings nothing notable over the S8+. It's really a good thing that Apple will release the completely redesigned iPhone 8. These manufacturers really need a shake-up and something to copy.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But Apple is copying with the full screen already, made by Samsung BTW. Note 8: 6gb ram S8+: 4tb ram Note 8: 6.3 screen S8+: 6.2 screen Note 8: S-pen S8+: no pen Note 8: 7.1.1 S8+: 7.0 Note 8: 8.5 UI S8+: 8.1 UI Note 8: dual camera S8+: no dual camera You can YouTube all the extra software features that the Note 8 has, it's too many to list.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Will don't have to list it for you since Darkk did it. You morons that think it is just a s8+ have no brains.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on sis. They want attention, I'll give em a little. +1

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 6638; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Sometimes "morons" are the ones that get it right and, if you look closely, this is one of those times.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Samsung desperately trying to create differentiation between the S and the Note because they have both now basically become stale and uninteresting since the note 5. At least, apple isnt claiming the iphone plus to be something its not. Lmao!

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You didn't Laugh Your Ass Off. You typed that with a straight face.

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Samsung will proceed to 6gb RAM... IF Apple made 4gb RAM

19. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Good thing they are releasing a redesigned iPhone 8.... Alongside the rehashed 7s/7s+ yay innovation

33. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Redesigned after 10 years of making the same damn phone, but you sheep keep on buying it.lol

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

Too early to put a lot of stock in rumors of this sort, but the Note 3 had 3GB of RAM, whereas the S5 which followed after had 2, so it's not like this is completely out of the realm of possibility.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nothing exciting...Talk about generating interest as the S8/S8+/Note 8

4. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I care more about how the new CPU will perform and how long the battery will last.

11. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Honestly Exynos never seems to disappoint

20. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Agreed. All these years I've been keeping up news on Samsung, it always tends to be their SD device variants that bring up many complaints, rarely the Exynos variant. Waiting for B&H Photos to list the 256GB Exynos Note 8, that will be my first Samsung Smartphone.

5. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Apple's got really good CPU design compared to others.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1371; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Yep Apples AX has no competition.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It has no taxing software either. iOS is a static, unskinned, kinda watered down OS. It doesn't actually tax the CPU.

24. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Isn't that a good thing? The system is less taxing to the hardware means less battery drain. And more resources for the software/apps when needed the most. And yes, ios has a lot of taxing apps if you really wanna tax it, but most people won't even care as they don't use phones for rendering and photoshopping. Apple Ax/A series was always the Intel of the smartphone SoC, their design are top notch, while samsung is like AMD, look at cannonlake vs ryzen, it's pretty much what's the outcome of A series vs exynos. Anyway, people will understand after a couple years, that building in software to the system is not a good idea, everyone has different needs, they should just download those themselves if they need it. Cramping up the system has no good outcome. I would really have samsung just putting all the functions and apps in their app store rather than coming built in with the system.

29. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 01, 2017

I've tried an iPhone as recently as the 6S and it was one of the worst offenders when it came to battery drain

32. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Maybe because there's a two year old battery inside of it?

36. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I'm not sure I can agree with that statement even though it is logical. My Vivo xplay 5 elite is two years old and battery life beats out my sons iPhone 6s by a good minute.

35. Leo_MC

Posts: 6638; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

But the apps do.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

A Note 8 without an S-pen. https://youtu.be/gBzJGckMYO4

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Way more than that bro. Personally, I like how Samsung brought them closer together, helps buyers make an easier decision. I think it's ahead of the S8 Plus, more than the iPhone 7 Plus is ahead of the 7.

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Say DJ, is it true that the note 8 discount is only applicable in the US? Did you buy your note 8 full price or did you get the discount?

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not sure, I just bought mine. I think that discount is thru Samsung, but not sure.

30. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 01, 2017

I'd check with the carrier first to if it's something that their doing when it comes to discounts. In the US, I think Verizon has some kind of promo going on

38. AxelFoley unregistered

How would you describe the differences between the LG G6 and V30? What about the iphone 6, 6s, 7, 7s?

15. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The S9 will be how the S8 was supposed to be. With the fingerprint-scanner at its proper place.

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