In response to the Korean media ETNews, Samsung goes to push some boundaries subsequent 12 months. The publication stories that the rumored Galaxy S9 might include a brand new kind of motherboard, primarily based on the SLP (Substrate Like PCB) expertise. SLP permits producers to suit extra parts onto a single board by reducing their footprint and permitting for added layers of parts, whereas retaining the scale of the board.
Allegedly, this tech is being pursued in order that Samsung can match a much bigger battery in its subsequent Galaxy S machine with out making the handset bulkier. Nonetheless, ETNews says that this new expertise would solely be used for the models powered by the Exynos chipset; the Qualcomm variations will nonetheless make use of the less-efficient HDI (Excessive-Density Interconnect) expertise.
Prior to now, little has separated the Qualcomm variants (those which can be often bought within the West) from the Exynos variations of Samsung’s handsets — save for some minor efficiency variations. If the 2 variations of the Galaxy S9 had been to make use of various motherboards this time, although, it might imply that the telephones additionally include totally different dimension batteries, or with totally different sized our bodies (with the Qualcomm variant being greater to be able to home the identical dimension battery because the “international” model).
This information does hark again to the Galaxy Be aware 7 fiasco, whereby Samsung tried to suit a battery into the machine’s physique that was too huge for it, with disastrous penalties (Samsung subsequently determined to resell the telephone with a smaller battery inside). That being stated, taking the identical dangers simply over a 12 months after the scandal in all probability isn’t one thing Samsung desires to do, so this rumor might by no means come to fruition.
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