Samsung Galaxy S9 to run for a day and a half on a single charge, will sport front stereo speakers?

Samsung Galaxy S9 to run for a day and a half on a single charge, will sport front stereo speakers?
A Reddit user, who claimed to have had hands-on time with a  pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on the social forum site the other day. He fielded questions related to the unit he played around with, noting that the model was "very close to production." And while it might not mean anything, the fact that the thread was deleted could indicate that his story is legitimate and hit too close to home.

According to the lucky gentleman who allegedly was given 20 minutes to play around with the phone, the design looks very similar to last year's Samsung Galaxy S8 with the thin bezels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Super AMOLED display. The fingerprint scanner on back has been placed under the camera instead of right next to it; this makes it less likely that users will smudge the camera lens with their finger while blindly feeling for the biometric reader.

He adds that the battery life on the unit will allow users to run the phone for a day and a half on a single charge. The phone will sport a 3000mAh battery, while the larger Galaxy S9+ will be equipped with a 3500mAh cell.

The AMA says that the Galaxy S9/S9+ will have stereo speakers with one placed in the earpiece, and one on bottom. Sound is said to be vastly improved compared to the Galaxy S8/S8+. The camera also is an improvement with 4K video available at higher frame rates. And he says that while Samsung's 3D Emoji is not as polished as Apple's Animoji, it is better than Apple's offering in some ways. Lastly, the Reddit poster said that the new Galaxy S9 has a better grip than last year's flagship model. A better grip could mean fewer drops, which could lower the odds of the phone dropping onto the asphalt, shattering the screen.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be unveiled this coming Sunday, February 25th, in Barcelona.

source: Reddit via BGR

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Joosty

Posts: 480; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol finally stereo speakers!

2. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Who cares? On such small device stereo is useless. Front speakers are also BS. If Samsung really do it, it's again only to hunt for the Apple's fans. Shame on you Samsung , to ignore us.

5. RoyalMike unregistered

Us???? Who are you?

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

By 'us' I mean, the real Samsung fans, that Samsung don't care anymore about. So much focused to hunt for ifans only.

18. duckofdeath unregistered

Funny how you always hate Samsung, despite having bought every single Samsung phone launched the last ten years. Despite being peed off by every single feature and design decision they've made during that time.... Funny, that is. Almost like you're one of those spinster astroturfers...

28. RoyalMike unregistered

I bought every Samsung flagship phone since S6 edge so I think they are going in the right direction

31. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah because brands are fandom now smh

6. Venom

Posts: 3684; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You know stereo speakers have been on more devices than just iPhone and S9, right?

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

So what? Please explain your point!!!!!

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And what kind of speakers are you looking for lol.

19. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

As a T-Mobile rep I can tell you with confidence it makes a world of difference. Our Samsung rep came in to show us the s9 today and while it look almost 100% identical to the s8, the speaker output is about 90% louder. I would say that it's not worth it to upgrade from the s8 to the s9 just for the speakers or that camera because that is not enough reason. But it sure don't absolutely amazing. Hands down loudest speakerphone I've heard in a phone..

23. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bull. The best sounding phones have FFS speakers.

37. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BS!!! LOL Louder to hear the same speaker, than to place it on the back - Yes! But better sounding ?? Nope! Learn about acoustic.

27. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

Says you. Front stereo speakers, even on a phone, can be amazing. No it isn't audiophile quality but it sounds sooo much better. You've obviously never had an HTC with front stereo speakers to hear the difference. Troll elsewhere

32. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

so don't buy it. i think stereo speakers are a nice addition to the phone since it sounds much better than one speaker and people have been asking for stereo speakers for a long time. they ignored you but not the others.

33. MrFreeman

Posts: 57; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Lol you do realise Samsung fans have been wanting this forever? Just because you don't see the value, doesn't mean others don't as well. Not sure what deluded world you live in.

3. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Phone will run a day and half on a single charge. I don't think so,not with all these battery draining features and Sammy's poor battery life record

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Actually much better battery life record, than the most hyped by the media phone, that have half of the features, and more simple tech.

15. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 938; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They will probably mean at 1080/720 screen res.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Poor battery life record? They're up near the top in battery life for major brands.

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2240; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is the S8 that should have released last year.

10. Venom

Posts: 3684; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree.

11. Venom

Posts: 3684; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Samsung you should have released this last year. This seems like an incremental update that will be charged full price for, but I am interested this time.

20. duckofdeath unregistered

This is the refinement update in the tick-tock update schedule they, as many others, use. It's not particularly practical, nor financially viable, to completely change designs every year. Which is one reason why it sucks being Apple today, as they're stuck with having to release an iPhone Xs. Perhaps with the tag line, "Notch again!?"?

12. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

My S7 Edge runs for a day and a half on a single charge...after 2 years of use.

14. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Really how many apps do u have? My S7 edge only lasts around 8 to 10h if I am lucky. Android is absolutely terrible at telling g us what apps are using all the battery power.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7425; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android does tell you. You just have to look. You can even limit the number of background tasks that are allowed to run. This is one of the great things about Android. Next time try to use Google to search for this information. That way you can easily control everything that runs on any Android device.

26. BuffaloSouce unregistered

A customer shouldn’t have to search else where for these tricks

29. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why not? They get a choice, more multitasking or more battery. Why does choice frighten you?

25. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Sure it does...probably if you’re not using it

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