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

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: 


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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36 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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..

31. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

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

35. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

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

2. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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

3. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

11. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

14. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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

16. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

stupid comment from an ISHEEP...

32. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

4. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 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)

7. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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

12. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

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

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

But the S7 had bigger bezels.

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

The iPhone 10 will kill this!

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Spoken by a true fanboy, get a life!

9. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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

10. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

8. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

13. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

34. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Thanx

15. kerginaldo17 unregistered

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

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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)

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Note 8. "largest screen...". Its 0.02 inches bigger than the S8+. now were just being silly. lol

19. ando125

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

20. cncrim

Posts: 1571; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

22. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 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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