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Topic # 228859 25-Jan-2018 22:09
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, the latest member of the Galaxy family has a lot to say. On February 25, Samsung Electronics will showcase the next generation of Galaxy devices that reimagines the camera and redefines the way you share your moments.

 

Samsung will mark the launch of the upcoming device with the Galaxy Unpacked celebration at 6 p.m. CET on February 25, 2018 during Mobile World Congress. Live streaming of the Barcelona Unpacked celebration will be available at news.samsung.com/globalwww.samsung.com/galaxy

 





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  Reply # 1947178 26-Jan-2018 14:14
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Oh, dear, my S5 is going to be 4 behind soon!!


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  Reply # 1947220 26-Jan-2018 15:54
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The only thing that would make me upgrade from S8 to S9 is an inscreen fingerprint reader. Even a better positioned one on the rear isn’t enough to warrant the change.
Better camera, meh.




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  Reply # 1947236 26-Jan-2018 16:36
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Dingbatt: The only thing that would make me upgrade from S8 to S9 is an inscreen fingerprint reader. Even a better positioned one on the rear isn’t enough to warrant the change.
Better camera, meh.

 

Agree and 2Degrees Wi-Fi calling working on the S9

 

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  Reply # 1947240 26-Jan-2018 16:44
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Dingbatt: The only thing that would make me upgrade from S8 to S9 is an inscreen fingerprint reader. Even a better positioned one on the rear isn’t enough to warrant the change.
Better camera, meh.

 

It'll be interesting to see what Oreo will be like on S8 Plus because at this stage I'm holding off till the 2 year mark before upgrading - as the years go along the newer versions of any smart phone are becoming less enticing.





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  Reply # 1947242 26-Jan-2018 16:51
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ooo good. I've skipped all the even numbered galaxies as there seem to be issues... but haven't heard many grumbles about the S8 and want one so bad!.. will wait for this announcement.

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  Reply # 1947280 26-Jan-2018 17:49
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chevrolux: ooo good. I've skipped all the even numbered galaxies as there seem to be issues... but haven't heard many grumbles about the S8 and want one so bad!.. will wait for this announcement.

 

S8 was under powered with the ram.  You really notice the difference between the s8 (4gigs) and the note8 (6gigs).  Now the issue with the s9 it sounds like it will be only getting 4gigs again and the s9+ will be getting 6gigs


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  Reply # 1947283 26-Jan-2018 18:18
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I've got the S7, but am reluctant to upgrade to the S9:

 

- I don't want Bixby, esp. a dedicated Bixby button. It will be returning with the S9

 

- I don't like the narrow aspect of the S8/9's 2:1 screen. I have a smaller screen on my S7 on paper, yet 16:9 videos are bigger on the S7 than the S8/9

 

- Curved screens distort the content on the vertical edges

 

- I don't like the way that Samsung are developing the look and feel of their UI. It's looking less and less stock.

 

- Battery capacity on the S9 remains a paltry 3000 mah

 

- it's a glass-backed fragile phone to drop.

 

All that said, the S9 is a lovely looking piece of hardware, with a headphone jack (courage!), and no doubt the camera will be kicka** and probably best in class!


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  Reply # 1947288 26-Jan-2018 18:53
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dafman:

 

I've got the S7, but am reluctant to upgrade to the S9:

 

- I don't want Bixby, esp. a dedicated Bixby button. It will be returning with the S9

 

- I don't like the narrow aspect of the S8/9's 2:1 screen. I have a smaller screen on my S7 on paper, yet 16:9 videos are bigger on the S7 than the S8/9

 

- Curved screens distort the content on the vertical edges

 

- I don't like the way that Samsung are developing the look and feel of their UI. It's looking less and less stock.

 

- Battery capacity on the S9 remains a paltry 3000 mah

 

- it's a glass-backed fragile phone to drop.

 

All that said, the S9 is a lovely looking piece of hardware, with a headphone jack (courage!), and no doubt the camera will be kicka** and probably best in class!

 

 

 

 

What would be great is if Samsung released a high end phone with pure android on it, and marked it towards  people who want that experience.I don't know if they would charge less or more for it. But Nokia for example are releasing their phones with almost a pure android experience, and people like the pixel for the same reason. If samsung wants the OS to look how they want it to look, which IMO is an ugly and a dated looking OS anyway compared to pure android, then the should create their own OS like Apple, and support it for as long as Apple does. Not sure why Samsung also persist in their own inferior voice assistant.  It would be great if people had the choice of what voice assistant they wanted to use, such as Alexa.

 

 

 

Good that they keep the headphone jack. I won't buy a phone without one.


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  Reply # 1947302 26-Jan-2018 19:36
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What would be great is if Samsung released a high end phone with pure android on it, and marked it towards  people who want that experience.I don't know if they would charge less or more for it. But Nokia for example are releasing their phones with almost a pure android experience, and people like the pixel for the same reason. If samsung wants the OS to look how they want it to look, which IMO is an ugly and a dated looking OS anyway compared to pure android, then the should create their own OS like Apple, and support it for as long as Apple does. Not sure why Samsung also persist in their own inferior voice assistant.  It would be great if people had the choice of what voice assistant they wanted to use, such as Alexa.

 

 

 

Good that they keep the headphone jack. I won't buy a phone without one.

 

 

Samsung will never let go of their OS skinning, i recently bought a Oneplus 5T, i would have bought a S8+ or Note 8 if i could have got a more pure google UI but alas wasn't to be and i couldn't be happier :P


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  Reply # 1947329 26-Jan-2018 20:39
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This is great! I get to see a beta version of the next Note.

It's like a preview of what's really to come, the true flagship!

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  Reply # 1947345 26-Jan-2018 21:30
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Dial111: This is great! I get to see a beta version of the next Note.

It's like a preview of what's really to come, the true flagship!


Couldn't agree more.

Here's hoping the under screen fingerprint reader will be sorted by note 8 release

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  Reply # 1947474 27-Jan-2018 11:08
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Here is the latest leak for the  S9 front - link here.

 

If it is legit, then I like the physical look of the phone. In particular, the side bezels look thicker than the S8, which may mean the curve on the vertical edge is less noticeable. The phone looks more uniform than the S8, almost like a cross between the S8 and a LG G6.


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  Reply # 1947815 28-Jan-2018 11:55
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Here is the latest leak for the  S9 front - link here.

 

If it is legit, then I like the physical look of the phone. In particular, the side bezels look thicker than the S8, which may mean the curve on the vertical edge is less noticeable. The phone looks more uniform than the S8, almost like a cross between the S8 and a LG G6.

 

There was an interesting comparison made between Pixel 2 and the leaked Samsung Galaxy S9. If they are moving away from the shelf on the side it will be interesting to see how long time edge users will react if the feature is eventually removed.





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  Reply # 1947819 28-Jan-2018 12:03
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dafman:

 

Here is the latest leak for the  S9 front - link here.

 

If it is legit, then I like the physical look of the phone. In particular, the side bezels look thicker than the S8, which may mean the curve on the vertical edge is less noticeable. The phone looks more uniform than the S8, almost like a cross between the S8 and a LG G6.

 

There was an interesting comparison made between Pixel 2 and the leaked Samsung Galaxy S9. If they are moving away from the shelf on the side it will be interesting to see how long time edge users will react if the feature is eventually removed.

 

 

A subsequent leak seems to show the curve is still very much there. Guess we will find out for sure in a few weeks.

 


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  Reply # 1947893 28-Jan-2018 16:29
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dafman:

 

matisyahu:

 

dafman:

 

Here is the latest leak for the  S9 front - link here.

 

If it is legit, then I like the physical look of the phone. In particular, the side bezels look thicker than the S8, which may mean the curve on the vertical edge is less noticeable. The phone looks more uniform than the S8, almost like a cross between the S8 and a LG G6.

 

There was an interesting comparison made between Pixel 2 and the leaked Samsung Galaxy S9. If they are moving away from the shelf on the side it will be interesting to see how long time edge users will react if the feature is eventually removed.

 

 

A subsequent leak seems to show the curve is still very much there. Guess we will find out for sure in a few weeks.

 

 

 

I'm particularly interested in whether it'll be running Oreo 8.1 or 8.0; I'm leaning towards 8.1 because of its inclusion of the neural network API which Samsung is touting as a major feature of their new Exynos CPU they'll most likely use in the phone.





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