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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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Samsung One UI

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