With a speculated launch date in January, it's not really surprising to see this many Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors at this point. It seems Samsung simply can't keep a lid on its forthcoming smartphone anymore.
Thanks to detailed case renders from Olixar, just-leaked Geekbench testing scores, and a SamMobile report about the phone's battery, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have practically been revealed. Here's what the rumors suggest so far:
Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Rumors: Battery
The Galaxy S9 will be powered by a 3,200 mAh battery, up from its predecessor's 3,000 mAh. There is no indication whether the larger Galaxy S9 Plus model will have a larger-capacity battery.
Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Rumors: Headphone Jack
As seen from the alleged renders of the cases, Samsung will keep the headphone jack on both models, making it one of the few companies holding on to the beloved port.
Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Rumors: Bixby
Samsung isn't giving up on its own digital assistant just yet — both models will still come with a dedicated Bixby hardware button, just like on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Hopefully Samsung will allow users to remap this button from the get-go.
Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Rumors: Cameras And Biometric Scanners
As for the cameras, the main model will have a single rear camera, similar to that of the Galaxy S8. But the larger Galaxy S9 Plus model will have dual rear cameras, which could mean that it'll cost significantly more. Fortunately, it seems Samsung has learned from its design sin and has finally put the fingerprint sensor in a more proper position: below the camera, aligned horizontally. The flash, meanwhile, has been relocated to the right side of the rear cameras.
Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Rumors: CPU, RAM, And Memory
According to Geekbench testing, which seems to reference the larger Galaxy S9 Plus model with the number SM-G965U1, the phone will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, which is apparently 27 percent more powerful than its predecessor in terms of single-core score, and 31 percent more powerful in terms of multi-core score. The listing also indicates that the phone will have 5 GB of RAM.
Finally, the phone was spotted to be running Android 8.0 Oreo, which indicates that the phone will ship with Google's latest operating system baked in.
The design is something that's still highly uncertain, although rumors say the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will look pretty much similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. We're betting that both forthcoming models will come with even slimmer bezels and the same curved display design.