Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn’t have to wait for those for too long – after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.

Now, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench seems to be giving us a sneak peek at the performance of the Exynos 9810-powered …


Unannounced Samsung DeX Pad leaks out, brings a Galaxy S9 with it

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ (both scheduled to be announced on February 25 at MWC 2018) will be released alongside various new accessories. Among these, Samsung will launch a DeX Pad – an accessory that seemingly takes last year’s DeX Station (pictured above) to a new level. 
Similar to the DeX Station, the Samsung DeX Pad will let you dock your Galaxy phone, and connect it to an external monitor and other peripherals, like a keyboard or a mouse, basically turning the handset into a PC of some sorts. However, the upcoming DeX Pad reportedly also allows you to …

Did the Samsung Galaxy S9 go through a benchmark test with the SD-845, 6GB of RAM and Oreo on board?

A phone with its model number hidden was recently put through the Geekbench benchmark test. With a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood, 6GB of RAM inside, and Android 8.0 pre-installed, this could be the Samsung Galaxy S9. We emphasized the word “could” because these specs are going to be a common sight as 2018 gets going. However, Samsung is getting first crack at the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which raises the odds a bit that this is indeed Sammy’s 2018 flagship phone.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on February 25th during the next Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. …

MWC 2018 schedule of events: Here's when the Galaxy S9, S9+ and all others are getting unveiled

Truth be told, CES 2018 was a bit lackluster due to the relative scarcity of exciting phones, but thankfully, MWC 2018 is just around the corner with the promise for tons of new intriguing devices coming our way. Truth be said, we have set up our hopes to 10 for that one and are really hoping that it will meet our expectations.

We’ve rounded all of the devices we anticipate top get unveiled at MWC ’18 in a separate post that’s available right here, but it will probably be quite useful to showcase the schedule of the trade show and help you catch the keynotes that might be of interest to …

Galaxy S9 starting price tipped to be $100 more than the S8's

The Galaxy S9 will feature a “reimagined” variable aperture camera, faster chipset, and new color options, but all that jazz won’t come cheap, it seems. Dovetailing with a renowned leakster’s tip that the S9 and S9+ may be the most expensive Galaxy S-line phones ever, comes one unnamed “source in the UK mobile phone deals industry,” who informs us of the same:

You can expect the S9 to cost £100 more than the Galaxy S8 when it was released last year. The truth is that last year’s massively inflated smartphone prices on handsets like the S8, Note 8 and iPhone X have …

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in lilac purple

We’re less than three weeks from the Galaxy S9 big unveil and a new set of pictures showing the flagship have just popped up online. The first press renders of the Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother, the S9+, revealed the black version of the smartphones.

Today, Evan Blass posted two new pictures of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ showing the Lilac Purple variant of the flagships. On top of that, we get to see the rear side of the phones, as well as the left and right edges.

The pictures confirm Samsung has decided to include a single-lens rear camera on the Galaxy S9, whereas the Galaxy S9+ …

This Galaxy S9 and S9+ official Clear View cases preview is a tell-all

If there has been any doubt that the Galaxy S9 will come with a single, and the S9+ with a dual camera, while both will feature a new finger scanner placement below their lenses, just like on Samsung’s new A-series, their official cases leaked in the video above, should dispel with the soul-searching. 

We cross-checked the case model numbers stamped inside, and they coincide with the leaked list of official Samsung accessories for the S9 and S9+. The EF-ZG960C number denotes a Clear View Cover case for the S9, for instance, and so on, so the cases …

A Samsung Galaxy S9 Active is likely in the making (alongside many other 2018 Galaxy devices)

Samsung already confirmed that it’s going to announce its Galaxy S9 smartphone series on February 25 at MWC 2018. For the beginning, the company will most probably unveil just two new handsets: Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. But we’re also expecting a Galaxy S9 Active to arrive this year (likely in the summer), and some freshly leaked info is suggesting that this should indeed happen.  
According to a list that reportedly contains codenames of upcoming Samsung devices – uncovered by XDA Developers – Samsung has made three different Galaxy S9 models, codenamed star, star2, and astarqlte. …

Galaxy S9 and S9+ batteries allegedly revealed… don't get too excited

A large battery — that’s every phone owner’s dream. But manufacturers also want to make their devices slim and elegant. So, there’s a fine balance that needs to be struck — make the device thin enough but don’t sacrifice too much of its battery life. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is a perfect example of why one should be careful with this balance — the device had too small a compartment for its battery, which was sort of the general reason behind the whole exploding Note debacle back in 2016.

So, with the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung played it safe and didn’t go with crazy capacities …

Galaxy S9 to support the S8's LTE bands, have the same 'tuned by AKG' headphones

We just dove in the FCC’s Galaxy S9 filings, and, among wireless testing equipment lists and frequency distributions, a few tidbits of info flesh out the S9 a bit more for us end users. First off, the FCC lists that the phone, codenamed SMG960U (for US carriers), will support no less than 24 LTE bands.

While that’s just a band short from the current record holders – Apple’s iPhone crop, whose Japanese models support 25 – it’s still the same number of bands listed for the S8 as well. This generous number of LTE frequencies that the S9 will support means that the unlocked …