Samsung may have launched the Galaxy S8 mere months ago, but news and speculations about the company’s next version of its S series mobile device are surfacing on the web. The fact is that Apple has announced its 2017 iPhones, so Samsung has a lot to do to impress the smartphone industry.

New camera technology

The company's 2018 smartphone, dubbed Galaxy S9, may come with new camera technology. According to Samsung Newsroom, the South Korean tech firm shared details on two new image lenses, the ISOCELL Slim 2X7 and the ISOCELL Fast 2L9. The Fast 2L9 features a 12MP sensor along with dual pixel technology, enabling features like bokeh effects.

The sensor will apply enhancements to low light photography as well as quick focus.

The Slim 2X7, on the other hand, features a 24MP sensor with Tetra Cell technology, which is a top of the line front-facing camera. This particular sensor will improve noise reduction as well as light sensitivity. Slash Gear reported that the new camera technology might be a good fit for the bezel-less Galaxy S9 smartphone.

While Samsung has yet to announce the details about its 2018 mobile device, the Galaxy S9 is expected to focus on camera improvements, much like the Galaxy Note 8. The Note 8 is the tech firm’s first smartphone to feature a rear dual camera system. The handset’s front camera features 8MP.

After Apple announced its 10th-year-anniversary smartphone with True Depth front camera, Samsung, as well as other smartphone manufacturers, could be aiming to enhance the front-facing camera quality of their smartphones.

The camera of Apple’s iPhone X includes 3D mapping for the facial recognition feature of the device, which experts claim is more advanced compared to the camera technology on rival smartphones by over two years. While the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 include biometric technology, such as iris scanner as well as facial recognition, the features have been criticized by tech fans and experts for high failure rates.

Specs of the handset

The Galaxy S9 is expected to arrive with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The device will run on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out the box. The handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 system on chip (SoC). Samsung is expected to equip the smartphone with a USB-C port, Cat 18 LTE support and a Bixby AI assistant. The company has yet to announce the official release date and price of the device.