Android 9 Pie was released more than three months ago, but Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, still aren’t running the latest software. As Samsung works on updating its devices to Android 9 in the coming months, today we learned there’s one really annoying change in policy that will be waiting for users when it’s ready.
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Seven years after pushing the "phablet" concept into the mainstream, Samsung's Galaxy Note line finds itself in the odd position of being a big phone in a market flooded with big phones. A victim of its own success, the Note9 now struggles to stand out on the basis of its size alone, even against Samsung's own similarly big S9+.
But the phone is distinct from the rest of the pack in some ways. With a number of technical improvements over last year's model, the highest-end specs that could be crammed into a consumer phone while keeping it even remotely affordable and, of course, that ever-present S-Pen stylus, the Note9 at least proves there's room enough for two big flagships in Samsung's lineup.
A phone's screen is arguably its most important component, because when it doesn't work, there aren't really any other ways to manipulate the device. That's why it's distressing to see a number of complaints on both Reddit and Samsung's official forums from owners of new Galaxy S9s who are running into deadspots on the phone's screen that are causing the affected devices to ignore touch inputs.
Let's not beat around the bush, the exterior of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is essentially a carbon copy of the S8. Yet, even with all that sameness, Samsung's balanced no-notch design seems more considered than before. It doesn't feel needy like a lot of the new iPhone X copycat handsets I saw at MWC. And what makes the S9 even better is that Samsung's flagship comes with the best guts you can get in an Android phone right now. I can't help it, I'm a little bit in love.
When Apple unveiled Animoji alongside the iPhone X, it was only a matter of time until other smartphone makers pushed out their own versions. Some look like straight-up clones of Apple's tech, like the kind you get on the mid-range Honor View 10. However, Samsung appears to be going for something a little different for the upcoming Galaxy S9.
With Mobile World Congress coming up at the end of the month, the smartphone world is ramping up to peak hype in preparation for the Samsung Galaxy S9's expected debut there on February 25th. The rumours are flying so we scoured the net and gathered up the most credible leaks and rumours to give you the best idea of what Samsung will announce in just a couple of weeks.
With less than three weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils it next flagship Galaxy S phone, leaks and rumours have already given us what seems to be a pretty good look at the phone. And despite a body that's almost indistinguishable from last year's phone - especially from the front - the Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be a solid update. However, there is one tidbit of info regarding the S9 that is much less encouraging: Its price, which according to multiple reports will be higher than any Galaxy S phone ever before.
Even though we're still a month out from the Samsung Galaxy S9's official debut, as usual, in the run up to Mobile World Congress, leaks about Samsung's upcoming flagship phone are starting to swirl. But today, we might have just hit the motherlode thanks to info found by noted smartphone sleuth evleaks (AKA Evan Blass), showing what appears to be the best look at the S9 anyone has found yet.