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



37. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Why would a Galaxy S need more than 4GB RAM? It makes sense to keep it at 4GB while the Note gets 6GB fnr us heavy users who use the SPen and Multiwindow features. My Galaxy S7 Edge runs great on 4GB RAM, but I am getting a Note8 as I miss the SPen and larger display from my Note 4.

28. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They are worried about users leaving a smudge! On a touch screen?? Seriously ??

31. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You haven't seen nothing yet, just wait until the beloved FPS under the screen gets released and you'll see more complain

27. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

So Samsung S9 = Samsung S8s

25. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Might be 4 gig of ram, but ddr5.

23. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Forget the S series. Get the Note series.

22. kennva1

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2014

I like both iOS and Android, but I never understand why each year Tim cook has to say it's the most advanced iPhone we have ever made.... well duh ... I'll likely get a note 8 since I get the $425 discount for owning the awesome note 7. $525 out of pocket for that beast is worth it. Unless the iPhone is just a complete beast and they announce a new apple watch. Good thing Sammy is running that promo until Sept. 30th.

16. Rocket

Posts: 749; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Both phones were made for different kind of fans. (N8 & GS8)

15. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

A Note 8 without an S-pen.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; 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: 3109; 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: 31816; 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 unregistered

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?

5. torr310

Posts: 1750; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

6. KingSam

Posts: 1563; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Yep Apples AX has no competition.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; 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: 1187; 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 unregistered

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: 7526; 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.

4. torr310

Posts: 1750; 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: 707; 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.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

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.

1. Cat97

Posts: 2087; 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: 31816; 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: 7129; 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.

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