Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 Series to start production in January
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the most anticipated smartphones for 2018. The rumours suggest that the phone will launch as early as in the first quarter. A new report suggests that Samsung has started to order parts and set up the manufacturing units for the mass production will start in January 2018. The report also mentions that a dual camera setup will be reserved for the Galaxy S9+ which is in sync with the previous reports.
As we mentioned, a report from ETNews on Tuesday cites industry insiders to claim Samsung has already begun procuring components for the upcoming Galaxy S9 duo. Samsung will reportedly adopt the new SLP (Substance Like PCB) circuit boards to make room for bigger batteries and other parts just like what Apple Did with the iPhone X.
SLP is a next-generation motherboard technology that allows for chips to be stacked together resulting in more space for other components. You can see it’s implementation in the iPhone X which enabled a massive battery by freeing up space for the new L-shaped battery. The SLP circuit boards will connect major smartphone parts like flash memory, application processor, and DRAM.
The report also mentions that Samsung has also begun mass production of camera modules. According to ETNews’ sources, Partron is working on the front camera of the Galaxy S9, while Power Logics is developing the front camera on the Galaxy S9+. It also confirms that the dual camera setup will be exclusive to the bigger model of the duo, the Galaxy S9+. Sad news for the potential Galaxy S9 users
According to ETNews, the Galaxy S9 will sport an integrated iris scanner in the front camera just like the Galaxy S8. On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ is expected to have a separate iris scanner and the front camera just like the Galaxy Note 8. This is done to save space on the smaller model for maybe even lesser bezels.
A GeekBench listing also outed the specifications of the Galaxy S9+. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6GB of RAM along with a massive battery to back it all up.