Despite the official announcement of the Galaxy S9 still being over ten days away, we already know a fair bit about the phone. This includes the likeliness that it will have dual rear cameras with variable aperture, the fact that it will look similar to the Galaxy S8, and also that it may have an unlock feature that combines an iris scanner and facial recognition technology.
However, as the phone is now being tested by mobile networks and accessory companies in preparation of its release, Korean site ETNews has revealed some more features that will more than likely be coming to the Galaxy S9. The leak claims the Galaxy S9 will have the ability to make 3D emoticons using the front-facing camera.
The Animoji feature of the iPhone X was one of the most talked about features of the phone, so it is no surprise that this has made its way over to Samsung’s upcoming flagship. If you aren’t sure what it is, it is basically a feature that creates 3D emojis using the facial expressions of the user. The name of Samsung’s version of the feature is currently unknown.
But the headline leaked detail is that the Galaxy S9 will finally feature dual speakers, one at the top and one at the bottom of the phone. The speaker placement was one of the main bugbears of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, with users finding that it was too easy to cover up the speaker when playing games or watching videos. This new speaker layout should go some way towards fixing that problem.
Samsung Electronics is also in talks with Korean mobile networks over the release price of the Galaxy S9. The S9 will not go over one million won ($920) in Korea, although it is expected that the S9 Plus will be around this price. This would mean that the S9 will be cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 was upon its release.