It would be a bad decision if Samsung decide to differentiate the S9 and S9+ by giving only one of them the dual camera, or other such hardware differentiators (other than screen size and battery, as it is with the S8/S8+). I'd like to see both phones otherwise identical, as they are today.
If Samsung do go ahead with the S9 Mini, the S9 Mini is one I wouldn't mind seeing specced down on cameras - but again, keep it worthy of a flagship family.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 22 Nov 2017No. Don't make the S9 less endowed than the S9 Plus, by removing the Dual Camera from it. See,... moreIf by slightly unimpressive you mean a "huge letdown" then yes, sd 835 was "slightly unimpressive" (literally hald of another 2017 chip, a11)...
So 2018 would be an iterative year for Samsung, aye?
As if 2017 wasn't... same ram, same camera module, pretty much same soc (8895 ~ 8890), *less* battery, same ppi.
All they did with S8 was to take S7 edge and make it taller.
If S9 is even more iterative than that ... brace yourselves, Samsung is in some deep money grab mode...
Btw every year their phones come sooner (used to come mid april, even may some of the times) and each gen is more underwhelming than the rest.
At the same time others like Apple and Huawei move in leaps and bounds ... apprantely Samsung is tired of being first and gives precedence to others...
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2017Shamesung has been a follower since the S3! So you have no relevant knowledge.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2017If this is true, then Samsung deserves to get called out for being merely a follower. It makes... moreActually the size of the iphone has been perfectly fine to fit in everything the plus has. Apple is just aholes.
Going by the same logic the note 9 should have better specks than the s9+
So far that has not happened. The note series has the same internals and that is not good it needs to be higher than the s series.
Almost boring, there is no dual stereo speakers (Harman Kardon) beside dual cams! to Samsung!! Why did you buy Harman Kardon around 8 billions!? World of cars perhaps!
seems nothing new for s8 owners. same screen size, look, internal storage amount, ram size, SOC micron process. no any excitements.
Everything.Apple.Pro, 22 Nov 2017Ok so why flagships cant have that in the same thickness or even thick all have under 3-4000 mahLets compare .. S7 Edge x A9
S7 Edge has better cpu, gpu, ram, storage, screen, camera module, Gorilla 4.
A9 is way cheaper to be built, so there is more $ for battery becausebthey save from rest.
It is also about profits... Samsung sells much more S than A.
Just for the big one...
Samsung should stopping doing some stuff just because Apple does.
They have tech enough to go own path..
If this is true, then Samsung deserves to get called out for being merely a follower. It makes sense that the non-plus iPhone only has a single primary cam because you can only put so much hardware in a very compact body. But a single primary cam in the upcoming S9 which has a bigger footprint? The Huawei P10 is basically the same size as the Galaxy S8 and it has a dual primary cam and a bigger battery. I hope Huawei takes this opportunity to make the P11 with a more modern 18:9 aspect ratio and water&dust resistance while keeping the dual primary cam setup and decent battery size in the same compact body.
But smaller battery, bigger screen and worse edges. Maybe even higher resolution to kill the battery better.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 22 Nov 2017Okay, ha...ha...ha... But seriously, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) had 5000 mAh in a sli... moreOk so why flagships cant have that in the same thickness or even thick all have under 3-4000 mah
duck, 22 Nov 20174K maH battery and then, BOOOM! jkOkay, ha...ha...ha...
But seriously, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) had 5000 mAh in a slim 7.9 mm frame.
duck, 22 Nov 20174K maH battery and then, BOOOM! jkBad jk
No. Don't make the S9 less endowed than the S9 Plus, by removing the Dual Camera from it. See, this is why people hate Apple even more. They make these dumb decisions which other either blindly or are forced to copy just to stick with the so-called "industry leader".
Just hope Samsung sticks to it's senses (unlike Apple, HTC, Moto, Huawei, Xiaomi, Essential) and will keep the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
I know the S9 will have better fp scanner position. After all, Samsung listened to consumers and brought back microSD card and IP protection from the S7 onwards.
Stereo speakers on a Samsung flagship? I have been hearing that since time immemorial, yet it never materialises when the product is unveiled. Will just have to see to believe it.
But I personally feel, the S9's and the Note9 will be a grand success. Now that the revolution part of the tick-tock is over with the S8, they can do the evolution part and give us a refined one just like the S7 edge. I hope next, Samsung flagships push towards the 4000 mAh mark, so as to get an even better battery life.
And lastly, from what I hear SD 845 and is going to be a big leap unlike the slightly unimpressive SD 835....