Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs Leaked By Ice Universe, Release Date and Price

Joanna Estrada
February 6, 2018

We might get a slight hint at the February 25 Galaxy S9 announcement, though. The effort was first reported in speculation about the Galaxy S9 last autumn, with new code and even an embedded video from Samsung's settings app now suggesting that Samsung is repackaging its improved biometric authentication system as a feature called "Intelligent Scan".

But we're not convinced that this is going to happen.

While the rumoured naming scheme might appear oddly similar to Apple's latest iPhone X, Samsung had trademarked the "Galaxy X" moniker back in March 2017.

The only big question still lingering has been what the Galaxy S9 - and its bigger S9+ sibling - might cost.

Citing an unnamed source in the "U.K. mobile phone deals industry", Techradar reports that the Galaxy S9 will likely be priced £100 higher than the Galaxy S8 was past year.

Keep in mind, however, that this evidence, found by the folks over at XDA, comes from an unreleased Android Oreo beta build for the Galaxy Note 8, so things could be different on the S9. This is especially true when it's about a flagship device. A color that has not yet been seen on a Samsung S series smartphone.

There are 2 strong reasons those speculating this price pint out statistics to justify their estimate that the increase would be of this magnitude. While the Galaxy S9 is rumored to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, the Plus variant is likely to come with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

3 weeks separate us from the official Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus launch in Barcelona, the moment when the two smartphones will come to light.

Also, a Twitter user tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S9 + will sport the Sony IMX345 camera sensor. Instead, Samsung's patent describes how it can be used on everything from cameras to PCs and televisions.

Both the smartphones will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor in the U.S. and Exynos 9810 in rest of the world.

The flip-side of this trend of highly priced handsets is that more customers, particularly in markets like the United Kingdom seem to prefer to stay with their old device and have the "SIM only" relationship with the carriers.

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