The coming months will undoubtedly bear witness to a massive Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X battle. The new Samsung smartphone will compete against the premium device from Apple, with both of the major manufacturers hoping to establish themselves as the world’s largest seller of mobile technology.

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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X

Samsung has done particularly well to recover from the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 release, notable for its alarmingly exploding nature, and will now set its sights on bettering the iPhone X with its own flagship.

Early release

Early murmurings suggest that the Galaxy S9 will appear on the market somewhat earlier than previous iterations of the series. It seems that Samsung is considering pushing the next generation smartphone out at an earlier date than usual in an attempt to respond to the highly successful iPhone X.

But the Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X war could be defined by Samsung borrowing several aspects of the Apple handset. It seems that the next generation flagship from the Korean corporation will come complete with a new HAG wireless headsets; aping a feature of the iPhone X.

Admittedly, Samsung is set to once more retain the 3.5mm headphone jack that Apple has eliminated, but the days of this port certainly seem numbered.

Headset coming

It is also suggested that the manufacturer of the Galaxy series will provide customers with a headset resembling Apple’s AirPods. Google has already attempted to produce a rival to the Apple technology, but the reviews for this headset release have been rather poor.

Another way in which the Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X comparison will be informed by flattery is in the photographic department. Samsung is planning to introduce a dual-lens camera in the Galaxy S9 series, which will follow neatly on from the Apple iPhone range.

It is around 18 months now that Apple originally produced its first dual-lens unit for the iPhone 7 Plus, and it has since become a fixture in the smartphone series. Now it seems that Samsung is ready to produce a similar device as part of the Galaxy S9.

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BBAR coating tipped

Nonetheless, there will also be one or two new features included in the Galaxy S9, with the tipster Ice Universe suggesting that the camera included in the device will feature a BBAR coating. This acronym stands for broadband anti-reflection, with the intention of the technology to prevent glare and reflection from being produced by the device.

This would be a unique feature, as it has yet to appear in the iPhone range, although it is common in professional standard cameras.

S9 Face ID

With the Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X war brewing, it is also been suggested in some quarters that Samsung could produce its own version of the popular Face ID System for the Galaxy S9 generation. This would certainly pose logistical problems, but it would also be a huge positive for Samsung after the iPhone X received ave reviews from critics.

Security is a critical issue for the smartphone industry, and although Apple has yet to put Touch ID out to pasture, its executive core has acknowledged that the technology will outlive its usefulness imminently. Face ID is definitely the future for Apple, and it seems inevitable that Samsung will respond to this system sooner or later.

The specs of the Galaxy S9 will also obviously be of critical importance, and the early reports suggest that Apple may strike a blow here in the Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X war. Samsung has traditionally prided itself on packing its devices with the most impressive specifications, but the performance of the Galaxy S9 may not match the $1,000 iPhone X.

Geekbench leak

New benchmark test results that appeared on Geekbench seem to relate to the Galaxy S9, which will seemingly be powered in some territories by the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor. Geekbench figures also suggest that the Galaxy S9 will benefit from an octa-core Exynos chipset and 4GB of RAM memory.

While the purported Galaxy S9 model scored 2,680 on the single-core Geekbench 4 test and 7,787 on the multi-core test, this wasn’t enough to match the iPhone range. This calls into question whether the Samsung smartphone will be as powerful as its Apple equivalent, and whether Android fans can expect the highest quality of performance from the Korean flagship.

The good news is that the Galaxy S9 will be the most powerful Android device, and those committed to this operating system will be pleased to hear this news.

Production underway

Meanwhile, rumors are circulating which suggest that the Galaxy S9 has already gone into production, suggesting that some of the more revolutionary features being linked with the smartphone may not come to fruition. Although Samsung will doubtless be ambitious with the Galaxy S9 and its feature set, some functionality will probably be held back until 2019 owing to the short timeline to release.

It does seem, though, that screen resolution will be a key area in which Samsung can outperform the Apple smartphone. While the consumer electronics giant has delivered its first ever quad HD mobile with the iPhone X, Samsung has the chance to push the boat out and deliver its first 4K resolution device when the Galaxy S9 lands in the stores.

Otherwise, it will be difficult for Samsung to surprise consumers with the Galaxy S9, and particularly challenging for the corporation to deliver features that aren’t already included in either previous Galaxy S releases or the existing iPhone X. USB-C will be retained, and a larger battery will be included, while other specs will also be tweaked and upgraded as well.

But we shouldn’t expect the Galaxy S9 to feature major innovations such as the curved screen of previous releases, and it seems that the Samsung smartphone is set to be one strongly influenced by the Apple iPhone X. Rather than seeking differences, the Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X battle will be defined by execution.