We spoke to an industry expert to find out when Bluetooth 5 will start featuring on mainstream devices – and it looks like we'll be waiting until 2018 and handsets like the iPhone 8S/9 and Galaxy S9 to enjoy the new standard.At least, that's what Philip McAleese, CEO and co-founder at award-winning cycle tech company SeeSense, disclosed to us when we spoke to him at an exclusive Bluetooth SIG event in London recently.McAleese, an MWC 2016 keynote speaker – Jimmy Wales, Mark Zuckerberg, and Brian Krzanich were some of the others – told us that based on his knowledge of product development, we could expect to see the first consumer products sporting Bluetooth 5 connectivity in 2018.Related: iPhone 7 news, rumours, features, specs and release dateQuizzed on when handsets made by big name manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC would start introducing the new standard, McAleese said:"It will take around about two years – we'll start to see them in 2018.That means our first taste of Bluetooth 5 is likely to come in the form of the iPhone 8S or 9 – it's thought that Apple will ditch the 'S' moniker in 2017 and jump straight to the iPhone 8 – and the Samsung Galaxy S9.Obviously if Apple sticks with its odd-year 'S' naming, we'll be talking about the iPhone 7S or 8 instead.
Samsung could be preparing to swap out its signature lozenge-shaped home button for something more iPhone-like in theSamsung Galaxy S8.It seems Samsung is looking to improve its fingerprint sensor technology, and a newly emerged patent from the company shows a device with a circular home button sensor.This would doubtless dredge up the old 'Apple copy-cat' accusations that Samsung has done so well to shake off in recent years, should it become a reality in a future phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8.Of course, with rumours that Apple is set to ditch the home button altogether in the 2017 iPhone, this would be much less of a problem if it turned up in 2018's Samsung Galaxy S9.It places the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, where there's more space to spread out.We'll have to wait and see which of these, if any, Samsung opts to switch to.
It's one thing being water-resistant, as phones like the Galaxy S7 are, but Samsung is looking well beyond simply having phones that can survive water.Instead, using new technology that's just been taken up by the company, Samsung might one day make phones that actively repel liquid.The company has exclusively licensed a superhydrophobic glass coating developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL , which has a water droplet contact angle of between 155 and 165 degrees, meaning that water will literally bounce off it.Samsung plans to look into applying the coating to smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, and it's easy to see how this could be beneficial.Water droplets can interfere with touchscreens, so repelling them should make it easier to use your phone in the rain or shortly after it gets wet, but the droplets will also carry away dirt and dust with them, essentially cleaning your screen.ORNL also claims its superhydrophobic coating will reduce light reflection and resist fingerprints and smudges, so it sounds like it could solve many of the biggest problems faced by smartphone screens.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours continue to roll in thick and fast, but latest supports have suggested next year s Galaxy S9 could actually be the phone you want to wait for.Despite the S8 being expected to add everything from improved cameras to a radical, screen-heavy redesign, reports have emerged claiming the expectedly 2018-bound Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the most powerful and battery-savvy smartphone ever released.That could be down to the phone s chipset which, according to reports out of Samsung s native Korea, will be rebuilt from the ground up to revolutionise the smartphone space.The main change will be down to size, with the S9 to switch from a 10 nanometre to a world s first 7nm chipset.Well, smaller semiconductors allow for faster performance and better energy efficiency.The result could be a phone capable of more power-intensive tasks while finally taking users past that dreaded one day battery hump and need for nightly charges.
p The dust has only just settled on Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but the rumour mill has already started whirring concerning its successor.Korean publication The Bell reports that work is already underway on what could well be the S9 (H/T SamMobile).It is claimed that the upcoming flagship will be codenamed ‘Star’, and ‘Star 2’ for the larger S9 Plus model.The post adds that development is already ahead of schedule compared to previous years, although such rumours are common in the early development cycle of new products.If true, though, this might suggest that ‘Star’ could land sooner than April 2018, which is when Samsung's 2017 product release cycle indicates it's likely to be released.However, we should stress that these rumours can't be confirmed and should naturally be taken with many pinches of salt.
p Qualcomm has reportedly begun working with LG on the next generation Snapdragon 845 smartphone chip.The news arrives via The Investor (sourcing English-language Korean News site Aju Business Daily, without providing a direct link) who claims that the chipset would be housed in the LG G7.Work on the new chip is believed to have started earlier this month and it’s said to be based on 7-nanometer technology, providing an anticipated 30 percent more power than the Snapdragon 835 — Qualcomm’s most recent high-end processor.It’s more or less the same story, via the same sources, reported recently with regards to the potential Samsung Galaxy S9.That smartphone, tipped to appear in 2018, would also house the Snapdragon 845 chip.While these are only rumors, it seems likely that Qualcomm would be working on its next-gen chip already, and that LG and Samsung would be targeting it for use in their 2018 flagship phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 range will feature the same displays as those within the current S8 crop, according to a report in the firm’s homeland.The Bell reports the company has already put in the order with suppliers for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch, edge-to-edge, curved Infinity Displays.However, the report says, the next iteration will have one major leg-up on the current display.It is set feature to feature the in-display fingerprint sensing technology missing from the S8 range.If the tech has matured to readiness by the 2018 release, it would also enable Samsung to counter the S8’s most unpopular feature — the awkward location of the rear fingerprint sensor next to the camera.Elsewhere, the report (via The Investor) says Samsung is using a 6.32-inch display for the Galaxy Note 8, which will be revealed on August 23.
According to the Korean media ETNews, Samsung is going to push some boundaries next year.The publication reports that the rumored Galaxy S9 may come with a new type of motherboard, based on the SLP (Substrate Like PCB) technology.SLP allows manufacturers to fit more components onto a single board by lowering their footprint and allowing for additional layers of components, while retaining the size of the board.Allegedly, this tech is being pursued so that Samsung can fit a bigger battery in its next Galaxy S device without making the handset bulkier.However, ETNews says that this new technology would only be used for the units powered by the Exynos chipset; the Qualcomm versions will still employ the less-efficient HDI (High-Density Interconnect) technology.In the past, little has separated the Qualcomm variants (the ones that are usually sold in the West) from the Exynos versions of Samsung’s handsets — save for some minor performance differences.
So what’s new you’re gonna say?Xiaomi plans to take advantage of the hype that has been created during the past few months regarding their Mi 6 flagship model and according to rumors the company will try to be among the first companies to use Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 845 chipset when they launch their Xiaomi Mi 7 model next year.The Chinese company has managed to make its Mi 6 flagship one of the most affordable in the market nowadays, given the fact that it packs high-end specs and impressive build quality.So what do they plan to do next year – especially against Samsung and their upcoming Galaxy S9 model?Well it seems that they will follow the trend in the Android smartphone market that favors smartphones with Snapdragon 845 SoC, full display and… 3D face recognition!The Xiaomi Mi 7 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9, are going to sport these features.
Elsewhere, we've once again heard that the top-end Snapdragon 845 chipset could be used in at least some models of the Samsung Galaxy S9, suggesting the phone will be every bit as powerful as you'd expect.We've put together an overview of the rumors and news we've heard so far.You'll find that below, along with everything we know about the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.But we've also included a list of improvements we hope Samsung will include on its next phone, because as good as the S8 is, it's not perfect.Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 in late March, so we'd expect it will follow up with the Galaxy S9 roughly a year later, at the end of March 2018.But it was late in announcing the Galaxy S8 in 2017 - the company waited about a month longer than normal, so it's possible that the S9 will land around the end of February, in which case it might be launched at Mobile World Congress 2018, as that's likely to take place at that sort of time.
The Galaxy S8 series was revealed in March, with global sales kicking off a month later.According to a report from The Bell, things might be quite different when it comes to the Galaxy S9, as Samsung plan on speeding things up a bit.The report claims that Samsung will take the wraps off its next flagship devices a lot earlier than expected, in January to be more exact.The smartphones will then likely go on sale sometime in February, two months sooner than the current Galaxy S lineup.This info is based on rumors that Samsung Display will start shipping OLED panels for the upcoming devices to the company in November, which are, as the report claims, normally shipped two to three months before the assembly of the devices is expected to begin.For example, the displays for the Galaxy S8 series were supplied in January and as already mentioned, the smartphones were then announced two months later.
According to a report from Korea, Samsung will likely introduce the Galaxy S9 already in January next year.the Time for the presentation is based on the availability of Samsung's AMOLED panels, which is said to start shipping in november.Based on how long it took from the panels to the presentation earlier expected that the Galaxy S9 become available at the end of January or mid-February.the Predecessor of the Galaxy S8 presented at the end of march, so if the theory is true, we get to see new S-the flagship about two months earlier in the year this time.
The Korean tech giant is said to be moving through the testing phase and is on the verge of the mass production in November.This could mean the camera will feature in the Samsung Galaxy S9.The logic board takes the image passed through the sensor, does some math, and turns what you’re seeing into data to be stored on your phone.Samsung is adding a DRAM chip into that equation to allow the camera to capture video at 1,000 fps.That will rank up with Sony for the slowest of the slow-mo.The Sony Xperia XZ Premium features a camera that captures video at up to 960 fps at 720p.
Rumor has it Samsung is set to expand its slow-motion camera features for the upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship phone.A new rumor suggests the phone may come with a camera capable of 1,000 frames per second to be able to shoot super high quality slow-mo footage.Korean tech site ET News cites industry sources that say the company is set to start production on a new camera in November.The report doesn't share any further details on whether the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus will feature a dual-sensor camera.Samsung may also be building its new camera in a similar way to how Sony created its incredible Xperia XZ Premium shooter that can handle up to 960 frames per second.Sony has patented this three-layer design that's used though, so Samsung is going to instead merge it into two to be able to make it possible.
Let’s welcome you with some hard truths.The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t arriving this year.Samsung’s flagship devices follow the annual cycle and the Galaxy S9 by no means won’t be an exception.Having said that, there’s a piece or two of information from Sammobile regarding the Galaxy S9 – so think of this article as one of the many leaks to be expected from now until its launch probably in the first quarter of 2018.Sammobile reports that the South Korean giant Samsung Mobile has already kick-started the Galaxy S9 firmware development two weeks earlier than it did for the current flagship S8.Specifically, two different Samsung Galaxy S9 firmware namely G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5 are in the works and that translates to two 2018 flagship S phone – a base Galaxy S9 with model number SM-G960 and Galaxy S9+ with model number SM-G965.
Samsung blog SamMobile claims to have discovered two separate firmwareversioner of the upcoming Galaxy S9, indicating that the electronics giant will continue to release a larger and a smaller edition of the flagship.the Software also includes the model number – the S9 is said to have model number SM-G960 while the bigger sibling called the SM-G965.Samsung began allegedly to develop firmware for the Galaxy S9 two weeks earlier in the year than for its predecessor.the Galaxy S8's were presented march 29 this year.The Investor has previously speculated about an early launch of the Galaxy S9, around the end of January 2018.Latest articles about SAMSUNG GALAXY S9
the Sequel to the Samsung Galaxy S8 is under development and there are signs that a launch may come sooner than what the experts anticipated.According to the task is the development of the solid software for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus already in full swing, which can mean that the mobile phones are presented at an event in February and will go on sale in march.don't Miss: Samung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: Shows where the cabinet should standby comparison, was presented the Samsung Galaxy S8 on 29 march and went on sale on april 21.What is the news the new mobile phones will offer remains to be seen.
Last year, after the introduction of Snapdragon 835 chipset, Samsung made a deal with Qualcomm and purchased all the chips being produced at the time and this led to a serious shortage in the chipset which forced other manufacturers to either settle for an older Snapdragon version and some even used another brand of chipset altogether.Now, information springing out of Russia suggests that Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be the first smartphones to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset.Russian tech journalist Eldar Murtazin said that these two devices will use the chip for an unknown period, however, the nature of the deal that Samsung has with Qualcomm on the chip was not revealed.The tweet also said that Samsung Galaxy S9 will be released earlier than usual.This statement is not clear because the Galaxy S8/S8+ was unveiled in late March after a delay as a result of the Galaxy Note 7 recall.The South Korean manufacturing giant normally uses the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to announce its smartphones like it did for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 but this usually happens between late February/early March.
Air pollution is a major issues in cities around the world, and a new patent suggests Samsung is working on a sensor that sits inside your phone to help your monitor how bad for your health your environment may be.The component appeared in a patent from a few years ago, which has just been published, suggesting it may either be in development for the Galaxy S9 or future phones.As is the nature of patents, it may not be a tech that ever sees the light of day either.This sensor would be able to analyze atmospheric conditions and then give the user advice on whether they should wear a pollution mask.It'll be useful for people that live in cities such as Beijing or Mexico City where air quality is notably poor, but it could also be a good idea for travelers who are not used to high levels of pollution.The patent suggests you'll be able to monitor the air pollution levels directly on your phone so you can work out if it's safe.
The device that is expected from Samsung at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy S9.Speculations about Samsung Galaxy S9 are already making the headlines with the latest rumor that it will sport the yet-to-be-released Snapdragon 845 chipset.There have also been stories that the next-gen flagships from Samsung may come with environmental sensors.Today, Samsung introduced two newbies to its ISOCELL collections which are the Dual Pixel 1.28-micrometer (μm) ISOCELL Fast 2L9 with 12 MP resolution and the Tetracell ultra-small 0.9μm ISOCELL Slim 2X7 with 24MP resolution.Flagship devices such as Galaxy S8 and Note 8 used the former but with a larger 1.4μm pixel size.These sensors will probably be used in Samsung’s next-gen flagship device.