Every year, Samsung launches two high-end smartphones in two different Quarters of the year. Since the date of the official launch was not yet revealed, we will have to wait a little bit longer to see the new member of the Samsung family in action.
Samsung has announced that the 2018 editions of its Galaxy J3 and J7 budget phones will be released in the United States in “early June”. Unfortunately for us, Samsung didn’t really delve into specifics with today’s announcement.
Even though the Galaxy S9 is still fairly new, potential buyers are already looking ahead to what’s next. The chassis is sturdy, plush and easy to hold unlike the slippery glass design that most of the current generation smartphones have. Additionally, Samsung did NOT follow Apple and add a notch to the display. The back of the smartphone has a more reflective finish this time around but, that could just be the renders.
In past, there have been many rumors about the next Note smartphone to sport an in-screen fingerprint scanner along with triple rear camera-setup. On the camera front, it sports a 13MP camera sensor with f/1.7 aperture. If you look close though, Samsung did manage to shrink the bezel on the bottom of the phone. There is an on-screen home button but that unlocks the screen on double tap, which is as good as gesture-based or knock-based unlock mechanism that most Chinese manufacturers offer. This translates into an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. For the rest of the markets, the smartphone will run on the Exynos 9810 chipset which is a Samsung SoC. That included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor for the North America region, and a heftier 3,850 mAh capacity battery. Android 8.0 Oreo is also present out of the box.
The Galaxy A9 Star and Star Lite are now available for pre-order in China. In terms of videography, the handset is processed with 4K video recording feature at 30fps. These new phones will continue the Samsung J line of entry-level phones, and while they may not have spec sheets near the level of something like the Galaxy S9, they should still get the job done.