Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ To Launch On 25th February
Samsung will officially announce the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on the 25th of February. The company has sent out press invites for the launch event which hints at a very important aspect. The invite simply has a large “9” on it along with the words “The Camera. Reimagined.” This is a huge hint that, as per some leaks, the Galaxy S9 devices will receive a huge camera upgrade.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched with a slight improvement in the camera department over the Galaxy S7. However, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will come with much better cameras this time around. According to a previous leak, the Galaxy S9 will have a 12MP camera with an f/1.5 aperture. It is worth noting that the Galaxy S9 will have a variable aperture this time around. With a variable aperture of f/1.5/ to f/2.4, the camera on the Galaxy S9 will be able to adjust aperture similar to a DSLR camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is poised to become Samsung’s second phone with a dual-camera setup. While the specifics are unknown as of now, it could have a setup similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Leaks have also suggested that we might see higher frame rates in slo-mo videos on the Galaxy S9 for example, 1080P @ 480fps.
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+.