Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Ice Blue Colour Variants Launched: Price, Availability

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Ice Blue Colour Variants Launched: Price, Availability

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Ice Blue Colour Variants Launched: Price, Availability

Although the Galaxy S9 launched with Android 8 Oreo, Samsung recently announced its next-generation software skin called One UI that will run over Android 9 Pie. A "punch hole" description sure does match up to that styling, rather than a drop down notch like we have seen from others.

The flagship will also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner which will use an ultrasonic sensor that is said to be faster than the conventional fingerprint sensors.

Some exciting stuff there, but I'm somewhat concerned about a display with a circle cutout off to the side.

Samsung unveiled the newest member of the Exynos processor family, the 9820, with the company's first neural processing unit (NPU). When it comes to Android updates, Samsung doesn't have a stellar record; even for one year old flagships, the latest Android update does take some time. The last-gen Exynos 9810 had some issues, but Samsung aims to rectify that with a substantial redesign of the new 9820.

During its developer conference keynote in San Francisco, Samsung insisted it had designed One UI to make navigating on larger devices with one hand easier.

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While the Kirin 980 came with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, Samsung is bundling Mali-G76 MP12 GPU with the Exynos 9820.

According to a tweet by tipster Ben Geskin, the Galaxy S10 Lite (the laddered down variant of the Galaxy S10) is likely to feature the Infinity-O display.

Samsung is expected to start mass producing the new Exynos 9820 before the end of the year.

Evan Blass reveals that the Galaxy S10 will have an all-screen design broken only by a small, circular cut-out at the very top of the display for the front-facing camera.

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