A few days ago, Sam Mobile revealed that Samsung Galaxy S9 might be launched with a new color variant in addition to the usual black, blue and gold variants.
Today, we have a newly published render of the Samsung Galaxy S9 that comes in a Purple finish. Dubbed Purple Edition, this color variant without a doubt looks stunning right from the onset. While there have been great finishes from Samsung in the recent past, including the Coral Blue that made its debut on the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and recently the Burgundy Red that was added to the Galaxy S8 collection, this one looks like something many will like, not just the ladies.
At some point, it was rumored that Samsung Galaxy S8 would get a Purple color variant, but as we all know, this has never materialized. If the latest reports are anything to go by, we should get this finish on the Galaxy S9 and probably the bigger S9 Plus.
One other thing the leaked render has that is a little different from other leaks is the size of the bottom bezel. While we expect it to be a little smaller compared to the Galaxy S8, the size on the leaked Galaxy S9 render is very small and almost unnoticeable. But again, this is not the final product from Samsung and as such, you are allowed to have some doubts about it. Still, it would a great idea of Sammy went with such a design that leaves close to no bezel at the bottom or even completely remove it.
A while back, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass revealed that Samsung Galaxy S9 could be teased at the CES 2018 in January. While he rarely misses any of his predictions, it appears that this one might be off. Apparently, fresh reports have emerged with claims that the Korean company is unlikely to showcase the Galaxy S9 at the event as rumored, which leaves us with the MWC 2018 show the following month.
Despite the uncertainties regarding the launch date, Qualcomm has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor. As expected, this new chipset will also take the Huawei Kirin 970 route and pack significant AI-based capabilities, but of course, not all models will be based on this chipset. Samsung also has its own chipset – Exynos 9810 – and since the Korean company is in charge of manufacturing both chipsets using its 10nm process, you can expect the same capabilities on the in-house chipset as well.
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