Galaxy S9 Plus
Galaxy S9 Plus rumors
Yes, you are reading this right: 2018 will not only bring the Galaxy S9, but a Galaxy S9 Plus as well. We have confirmed this device's existence ourselves, as Samsung is actively working on the development. Still, at this moment very little is known about the larger of Samsung's top Galaxy S flagships.
Galaxy S9 Plus design and camera
Until more details emerge, we will assume the Galaxy S9 Plus will be an evolved version of the Galaxy S8 Plus. Practically, this means a 6.2-inch device with an Infinity display that covers the entire front of the phone. The body will, once again, be water resistant and made out of glass and metal. Also, it currently seems unlikely that the fingerprint scanner will be embedded into the display.
Furthermore, the camera of the S9 Plus will be an advanced version of the dual-lens camera currently found in the Galaxy Note 8. It might even be able to capture video at a rate of 1000 frames per second. We do expect some improvements in the selfie department, but no details are known about the front camera.
Galaxy S9 Plus specs and battery
Under the hood, the Galaxy S9 Plus will come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's own next-generation Exynos, depending on where you live. There will be at least 6GB of RAM and 64GB, or more, of internal storage.
The most interesting technical detail of the device will be its battery size. Last year, Samsung played it safe by not pushing any boundaries with the S8 Plus' battery. With the launch of the Galaxy S9 Plus several months away, it will take some time before the first credible rumors about its battery will surface.
Galaxy S9 Plus price and release
In 2017, Samsung a trend with rising prices for its flagship phones. Whether this trend will continue, or prove to be a one-time adjustment, remains to be seen. What is certain, is that the Galaxy S9 Plus will be one of Samsung's most expensive devices in 2018.
We expect Samsung to unveil the S9 Plus together with its smaller sibling sometime in February, followed by a release in March or April.