Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ look like total yawners

“Having opted against what would have been an uncharacteristic debut at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — in teaser capacity or otherwise — Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions of its flagship Galaxy S lineup in a much more traditional fashion, just prior to Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress,” Evan Blass reports for VentureBeat. “These are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.”

“As this year is mostly a component upgrade following a comprehensive redesign in 2017, neither the 5.8-inch S9 nor the 6.2-inch S9+ will be significant departures from their predecessors,” Blass reports. “Even in an industry built on iterative upgrades, these stand out as adhering closely to the existing script.”

Blass reports, “Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the U.S. and China, and Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 systems-on-chip in the rest of the world…”

MacDailyNews Take: Make that dog-slow Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 chips.

Samsung Galaxy S9 (left) and Galaxy S9+.
Samsung Galaxy S9 (left) and Galaxy S9+.

“All of the phones’ rear elements are aligned vertically, instead of horizontally like the S8, with the fingerprint scanner located more naturally at the bottom of the stack,” Blass reports. “Around front, both 2018 S-series models sport 8-megapixel selfie cams.”

The Apple A11 Bionic-powered iPhone X
The Apple A11 Bionic-powered iPhone X

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MacDailyNews Take: A fingerprint reader. How quaint! And stupidly on the back, so fingers can fumble around smearing the camera lenses, no less.

We can almost hear the laughter from Apple’s iPhone team from here!

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    1. Chelsea Clinton is a living, beautiful creature of nature- you’re a f***ing oil spill. Is your hatred so deep and encompassing that you felt the need to incorporate this relatively powerless unrelated individual into your rant? Is your point about the notch- if so, you have distracted from it in the most hideous, non=productive manner. I can smell you from across the screen. The wasn’t necessary, and surely not entertaining. It was… UGLY. In the truest sense of the word. Yes, you have met the enemy, and surprise! Surprise! Surprise! It’s You! Shazam.

  1. The notch is not that big a deal, in my use, don’t even notice its there.. I do love face ID working far better than Touch ID for me, and I really like the extra speed on my iPhone X, and I really like the OLED screen, which is excellent. To perpetually focus on just once aspect of the phone is just silly. specially when you use if for a while its a big don’t care….

    1. Apple’s blunder with The Notch has so far been allowing the screen real estate to its sides to be available for anything other than Apple constantly provided data about the phone. The Notch should not ever intrude itself into anything else on the screen. I suspect Apple will figure it out sooner or later. Right now, I consider Apple to be in a period of distraction from practical concerns . . .

      1. Do you own a X? I don’t think most owners would agree with you, I was against before, but now that I use it all the time, it’s a non-issue. It reminds me that I’m holding the most awesome tech of any smartphone in the world.

  2. Poor Samsung.

    They still don’t understand that the iPhone was designed to put a computer in the pocket. Oh, it also made phone calls.

    Samsung is still stuck copying the wrong things. Badly.

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