Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus Latest Leak Confirms Modified Model For US; No Battery Upgrade
The fans of the South Korean tech company are eagerly waiting for its upcoming flagship devices. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, these handsets that will land in the US will reportedly be modified and will lack features that other parts of the world will enjoy.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Model Number and Carrier
According to Forbes, the international models of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were referenced as SM-G950U and SM-G955U respectively. Meanwhile, the US models take on the SM-G960U and SM-G965U model numbers.
Apart from that, the FCC certification also includes the LTE bands that these handsets will be using. It’s sure that the US-bound Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus handsets will be compatible with major carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Battery Capacity and Other Features
Tech Radar has learned that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have the same sized batteries as their forerunners. The Galaxy S9 will house a 3,000mAh unit while the S9 Plus will be powered by 3,500mAh one. These are exactly the same capacities as seen in their predecessors.
But despite the news that Samsung won’t be enhancing the battery sizes of the S9 and S9 Plus, the handsets’ enhanced chipsets will be the one responsible for improvements with the battery life. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset is anticipated to power the S9 series in the US, which will reportedly to deliver 30% better battery efficiency when associated with last year’s Snapdragon 835.
Apart from that, the Snapdragon 845 will have support for Quick Charge 4+ technology. Qualcomm claims that it will bring the devices from empty to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.
As for the camera department, there were speculations that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature a single lens snapper while the S9 Plus a dual-lens camera. These handsets will be capable of recording 4K video at 120fps.
As of this moment, these are the only available information and it is not confirmed by Samsung. Thus, we advised that these details should be taken with a grain of salt.