Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaked In Official AR Renders
Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at MWC 2018. Both smartphones have been heavily leaked and there is barely anything left that can surprise us. However, this morning a unique kind of leak showcased the Galaxy S9 based on AR technology.
Samsung has released an app called “unpack” for the MWC attendees, which comes with a QR code for the entry to the general public, who like to watch the live streaming of the event. The QR code takes the attendees to an app, which comes packed with hints and teasers regarding the launch event.
An XDA Developers member has successfully decompiled the APK. The APK contained a 3D render of the Samsung Galaxy S9. Anyone can access the 3D model just by scanning the press event, but, the app was modified to see a 360 model of the phone in full glory.
The 3D model matches with the renders of the smartphone, but, no additional details have been obtained from these renders.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to have a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, with narrow bezels. Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by either Snapdragon 845 chipset or Exynos 9810. According to a leak, the device will be offered in two storage options, 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/128GB storage.
The camera on the Galaxy S9 will have a noticeable upgrade. A leak reveals that the device would have a 12 MP camera with a variable aperture from F/1.5 to F/2.4. The mobile is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Experience UI on the top.
Like its predecessors, the Galaxy S9 will have an IP68 water and dust resistance certification. The smartphone is expected to include a killer feature called “smart scan”, which uses both iris scanner and facial recognition for more accurate authenticate system. However, this technology uses Samsung API, this feature won’t be utilised for banking.
The Galaxy S9 will cost KRW950,000 (US$ 883) in South Korea, the Samsung’s native market. For context, the Galaxy S8 was priced at KRW935,000 (US$ 875) at the time of launch.