The Samsung SM-G8850 smartphone appeared in the TENAA database. Rumor says it's a Galaxy S9 mini, but the attached photos and the specification provided suggest something different. The SM-G8850 has much to do with the Galaxy S9, but it offers 6 GB of RAM and a dual camera (arranged like an iPhone X). Samsung is preparing a better version of Galaxy S9?
Will the creation of the Galaxy S9 mini?
Some time ago a new Samsung smartphone with Snapdragon 660 was found on the Geekbench database. Rumor has it that it has to be Samsung Galaxy S9 mini . I do not believe in creating such a model myself. Since the Galaxy S5 mini, Samsung has not shown any smaller version of its flagship and there is no indication that it would change, although news of this type appear regularly. However, we have confirmation that Samsung is working on a new phone, which will have much in common with the Galaxy S9, while being better than the original.
Samsung SM-G8850 in TENAA
In the Chinese TENAA database, the smartphone with the code mark Samsung SM-G8850 (the alleged S9 mini is SM-G8750) has been certified. In the attached pictures you can see how this device looks like: The first thing that caught my eye is the double camera on the back panel , arranged in a way that is associated with Apple iPhone X. On the backs we can also see a fingerprint reader. The front was dominated by the display, with symmetrical frames above and below it. There is no cutout in the screen , which will be a big part of users. Now let's look at the SM-G8850 specification:
- System: Android Oreo,
- Display: 5.8 ", QHD + (2960×1440 pixels), 18.5: 9, Super AMOLED,
- Processor: octa – core, up to 2.8 GHz (probably Snapdragon 845)
- RAM: 4 or 6 GB,
- Memory: no data (probably 64 GB or more),
- Camera: 8 MP
- Camera: 12 MP + 8 MP,
- Additional information: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm jack connector, USB type C,
- Battery: 3000 mAh,
- Dimensions and weight: 147.7 × 68.7 × 8.4 mm, 163 g.
Is the above technical data something you do not recall? The Samsung Galaxy S9 boasts almost identical specifications. Both models combine a processor with identical clock speed, screen size and resolution, a selfie camera, battery capacity and the height and width of the housing. As for the differences, the SM-G8850 has a dual camera, 6 GB of RAM in a stronger version and is a millimeter thinner. What is Samsung SM-G8850 then? I have my hypothesis.
Better Galaxy S9 for China?
Samsung in China practically does not exist. According to recent research, the share of Koreans in the Middle Kingdom decreased in the fourth quarter of last year to just 0.8% . From the perspective of Samsung, it is probably a real disaster, because China is the largest smartphone market in the world. I will not be surprised if the company does everything to improve its results in China. That's why I think Samsung SM-G8850 can be a better version of Galaxy S9, created only for China. Ordinary Galaxy S9 may be a good phone, but in China it has little argument in its defense. A modest amount of operating memory, a single camera and a high price will hardly make us buy Chinese people who can pick on smartphones as they like. Being in their place, I would not look in the direction of the Galaxy S9. That's why my theory is that Samsung, especially for Chinese people, will improve its flagship to improve its share in this important market. This is good news, but almost certainly not for us, because there is no indication that the Samsung SM-G8850 will go global . Remember, however, that these are just my guesses that do not have to be confirmed in reality. Do you have a better idea of what Samsung SM-G8850 really is? Source: TENAA , The Investor , own study