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Samsung already working on the Galaxy S9, according to a new report

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Samsung already working on the Galaxy S9, according to a new report

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are still not officially available for pre-order, yet a new report from South Korea is suggesting that Samsung is already in a stage of early development for its 2018 flagships. 

Citing unnamed industry sources, The Bell reveals that a team within the company has been working on the display panels for the Galaxy S9 since late March. If this is indeed true, it means that Samsung is 6 months ahead of schedule compared to last year. The report attributes this to the more rigid quality control process which was implemented after last year's Note 7 fiasco. 

One of these mysterious sources was quoted saying: 

Since late last month, a display team for the S9 has started the development work with aims to supply samples from mid-April. About a month after the display, other key parts such as modules are expected to be developed in phases.

At this point, it is too early to speculate what specs and features will the new flagships sport, but the news outlet mentions that we're likely to see two variants with 5.8- and 6.2-inch display panels - screen diagonals which are identical to this year's S8 models. 

A few interesting rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have also been mentioned in the report. The next Note is expected to come with the largest screen we've seen on a premium Samsung phone. Apparently, the display will measure at 6.32 inches, and it is speculated that we will see a fingerprint scanner embedded under the front glass, something that Sammie failed to implement on time for the Galaxy S8. As you may know, the head of Samsung's mobile division already confirmed that we will see a Note 8 for this year, and it is rumored that the project goes under the code name "Great".

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posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:40 17

1. SIGPRO (Posts: 1865; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


This a logical step, always move forward!
Not only Samsung is doing it, all companies are doing it!

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 08:51 2

21. ibend (Posts: 6632; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


right..
just like intel that already working on canonlake and coffeelake even before kabylake (desktop) launched..
it's always like that, it's already in their roadmap afterall..

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 12:42 2

31. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 841; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Breaking News! A smartphone company is doing what smartphone companies do!

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 23:20

35. Highside (Posts: 165; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


They better be. Phone with a non-removable battery and shattering glass is garbage for only the stupid sheep.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:40 1

2. notfair (Posts: 163; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


Rumor says that apple is already working on the 2018 generation of apple phones even though the 2017 model is not yet released.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:44 4

3. deewinc (Posts: 384; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


They are already through with the S8 and it is wise to start early enough to focus on What's NEXT =D

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:22 1

11. Bankz (Posts: 1962; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


They had better focus all their efforts for the note 8 for the time being. They cant afford to mess up with the note 8 this time.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:30 13

14. aegislash (Posts: 1023; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


"They can't afford..." Samsung could exit the smartphone business entirely and still be financially set.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:48

16. Tech_fan (banned) (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Mar 2017)


stupid comment from an ISHEEP...

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 13:20

32. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1268; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Note 8 is already finished and will more than likely go into production within the next couple of months...

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:46

4. phonehome (Posts: 811; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Let's hope there is a 'S8 Utility' with a 5.1 inch straight flat display (16x9 ratio) as well as a user-replaceable battery.

(not holding my breath)

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:57

7. HomerS (Posts: 418; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


In such a small device the battery woulld be tiny, likey 1900mAh or something.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:24 3

12. Bankz (Posts: 1962; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The galaxy s7 had a 5.1" display yet had a 3,000mah battery.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 06:10 2

17. Xperia14 (Posts: 913; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


But the S7 had bigger bezels.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:46 6

5. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 409; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


The iPhone 10 will kill this!

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:53 5

6. SIGPRO (Posts: 1865; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Spoken by a true fanboy, get a life!

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:58 14

9. HomerS (Posts: 418; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


He said iphone 10, meaning it takes Apple 2-3 years to catch up. Read, understand first and then write.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:02 2

10. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I guess he should have mentioned that it was a joke for you to get it?

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 04:58

8. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


They should make sure to add super sensitive display and ir blaster this time

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:28

13. Bankz (Posts: 1962; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The ir blaster and fm radio ain't coming back again, sadly. This is the sad reality. Only lg (fm radio) and huawei (ir blaster) offers them now. Except u want a g5 (which had both of them) or go as far back as the m9.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 14:29

34. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Thanx

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 05:45

15. kerginaldo17 (unregistered)


Sammy even has a military division -https://youtu.be/6Afpey7Eldo

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 12:17 1

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yes they do and no they don't.

Try to understand that Samsung is a comglamorate made up in different companies.

The Samsung that makes tanks is not Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Electronics is made up of Samsung Display, Samsung GI ()batteries) and other companies.

Samsung Engineering and Industries is not the same company.

I have explained it in the past.

Each Samsung company is responsible for making its own money. They do not receive any monetary or legal help from Samsung LTD.

Samsung Electronics is a subsidiary of Samsung Group LTD, but Samsung LTD does not own Samsung Electronics.

They are companies that use that use the Samsung name and Samsung as a group benefits from all its companies as a whole.

Samsung Electronics only makes components from computers/phones, they make appliances, consumer electronics and now will be doing audio along with visual.

Samsung Display was its own company which Samsung Electronics bought and paid them to make displays for them. Samsung E had a majority stake in Samsung D. Samsung Display is now a wholly own subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

Same with Samsung Mobile. Samsung Mobile originally owned the phone division of Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics totally bought out Samsung Mobile and it is also a wholly own subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

The Samsung that makes ships, builds buildings and makes tanks if part of Samsung Group LTD, but has no relations to Samsung Heavy Industries other than being part of the Samsung Group LTD.

THis is Samsung E -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Electronics

THis is Samsung Group -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung

This is Samsung HEavy -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Heavy_Industries

Samsung Electronics has a 17% stake ownership. But Samsung Heavy is not a wholly owned sub of Samsung Electronics.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 12:27

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Samsung - US$305 billion (2014)

Apple - US$215.639 billion (2016)

GM - 166.3 billion (2016)

Ford - US$151.8 billion (2016)

Microsoft - US$85.32 billion (2016)

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 12:32

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Samsung Electronics:

201,000,000,000,000.00 KRW =
$177.6B

The gap between Apple and Samsung Electronics alone is very small.

But it also shows because Apple makes only 3 products, have less overhead, makes them profit more.

But no one needs Apple for anything, while Samsung is needed. Samsung own business model will last longer.

Its the same thing Bill Gates did with Windows.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 07:21

18. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Note 8. "largest screen...". Its 0.02 inches bigger than the S8+.

now were just being silly. lol

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 07:22 2

19. ando125 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Apr 2017)


Galaxy S9 (2018) = revised S8 with added features that were missing on the S8:

+ Embedded Finger-print scanner on the display
+ 3300-3500mah battery: to further increase battery life due to its 18:5:9 aspect ratio
& near 3k screen resolution
+ Dual-Camera: wasn’t ready for the S8, but it will be emphasised later on this year for the next Note & improved 8pm front-facing camera
+ 4K+ Display, or near 3840 x 2160p resolution: rumoured to be added on the Note 8 first
+ Supports true 4K UHD HDR content videos
+ 7nm Soc: Exynos 9 Octa (9810), or Exynos 10 Octa
+ Stereo Speakers: tuned by AKG
+ New Gorilla Glass (rumoured)
+ Improvements on bio-metric security features: e.g. Facial Recognition, Iris Scanner, Finger-Scanner etc
+ Android O/8.0 & new Samsung EX UX
+ Pricing improvements?

Guessing that the Galaxy S9 would be announced at MWC 2018 this time.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 12:21

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I agree with that. The S9 is gonna be awesome.

The S10 will likely have a design change but I dont see it being much different vs the S8.

I think Samsung has reached the pinnacle of the curve display.

I think the next move would be a device where the front is 100% displays, or folds.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 08:31

20. cncrim (Posts: 900; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Ok Samsung have better finger scanner/location, stereo speaker and IR blaster on top the s8.

posted on 06 Apr 2017, 08:55

22. sissy246 (Posts: 3921; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


OMG PA , the s8/+ and the note 8 are not even in stores and you are going to start rumors about the s9.

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