We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ for some time now. There’s less than a month to go to MWC 2018 and the awaited launch of this year’s Samsung flagship phones.
Galaxy S9 and S9+: First glimpses
Serial tech leaker Evan Blass has given us a look at what the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will look like. At first glance there isn’t much difference from last year’s S8 and S8+. The most noticeable difference comes in the form of thinner bezels, especially at the bottom.
The back of the phone, however, is where a larger difference will be seen. The camera module and fingerprint sensor will now have a vertical placement. Last year, Samsung faced heavy criticism for the horizontal placement of the module and the uncomfortable position of the fingerprint sensor.
Finally, here are the rear component layouts: pic.twitter.com/r8GYVbzt44
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 26, 2018
Galaxy S9 and S9+: Specs
Based on his latest tweet you can see the new placement of the cameras. This should make unlocking the phone a lot easier. The S9+ is said to be coming with a dual camera set-up while the smaller S9 is said to have a single camera.
Samsung is teasing a reimagined camera system for the S9 series. Both phones will have variable aperture from f/2.4 to f/1.5. Also expect 720p slow-motion recording at 480fps that is triggered automatically when it detects fast motion.
Apart from the cameras, the 6.2-inch S9+ will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 5.8-inch S9 will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Galaxy S9 and S9+: Launch details
The Mobile World Congress where we’ll get all the lowdown on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ kicks off February 25. There’s no clue on pricing but expect it to follow the norm of every year.
If the leaked image is any indication, expect the phones to be available for purchase as soon as March 16! Stay tuned for our full coverage of MWC 2018.