Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaked In A Test Video
Samsung is gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. The 2018 flagship smartphones will succeed the highly popular Galaxy S8 and S8+ which were announced at a separate event in March of 2017.
It is hard to keep a phone in the hiding in today’s day and age as leaks become more accurate. There have been plenty of leaks and rumours about the Galaxy S9 and its bigger sibling. However, this new leaked video of the Galaxy S9 could be our best look at the device yet.
Initially posted on Weibo, it apparently is a pressure sensitivity test video of the Samsung Galaxy S9. If genuine, this video confirms one of the most prominent rumours about the upcoming flagship phones. In the video, the bottom bezel of the Galaxy S9 is very clearly visible. The size of the bezel appears to be identical to that of the Galaxy S8. While the video shows a person randomly typing on the phone, it doesn’t reveal any other design aspects.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: What Do We Know So Far?
The Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S9+ will have a 6.2 inch display. Both the devices will have a 2960 x 1440 px resolution.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (US and Korea), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Like every Samsung smartphone, the onboard storage will be expandable via a microSD card. This time around, the fingerprint sensor will be placed below the camera. It will have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and stereo speakers tuned by AKG.
As was the case last year, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will run on the Exynos 9810 chipset in all markets except the US and South Korea. The Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, similar to the Galaxy S8. Apparently, the fast charging technology won’t see an upgrade either as discovered in a new leak. This kind of 15W Adaptive Fast Charge has been present in Samsung flagship phones since the days of the Galaxy S6, so this doesn’t come as a surprise.
Similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S9 will have a single 12MP SuperSpeed Dual Pixel camera. This time around, however, the camera will have an f/1.5 aperture and record super slow motion videos, probably at 960fps. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ will become the second phone from Samsung to feature a dual-camera setup on the back after the Galaxy Note8. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note8, the Galaxy S9+ will have a wide-angle and a telephoto lens setup.
There has been no word on the pricing of the smartphones yet. Samsung is, however, expected to launch the devices at a price similar to that of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.