Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Specifications and Renders Leaked

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Specifications and Renders Leaked

It wasn’t long after the release of the Galaxy Note 8 that people began to speculate about the Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S9+. We’ve seen a lot of rumors about it, and even heard from Samsung that it’ll be unveiled at a press event on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain.

The company will take the wraps off the Galaxy S9 and S9+ right before Mobile World Congress 2018, but the cat’s been let out of the bag a bit early. Newly leaked renders and hardware specifications come courtesy of Evan Blass at VentureBeat, who has a reliable track record when it comes to smartphone leaks and rumors.

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Source: VentureBeat

The newly leaked renders show the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s (code-named “Star” and “Star 2”, respectively) design, which doesn’t look all that different from the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s. But it’s been subtly refined inside and out.

There are stereo speakers on the bottom, and a fingerprint scanner around back. We’re told the display size of the Galaxy S9 will be 5.8 inches, and that the larger Galaxy S9 will have a 6.2-inch screen. In the United States and China, the two handsets will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, and the rest of the world will get a variant with Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset.

The standard Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage, and the S9+ will ship with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. (It’s an interesting design decision — anyone who prefers the Galaxy S8’s smaller display will have to make due with less RAM.)

As indicated by the teaser image Samsung revealed this week, a major focus of the phones will be the cameras. The rear camera can reportedly detect motion and capture “super slow-mo” video in 480fps at 720p, and the primary 12MP cameras are said to have a variable aperture. There’s a mechanical adjustment that switches between f/2.4 and smallest-in-class f/1.5, according to the report.

The Galaxy S9+ adds a secondary rear camera module with a 12MP sensor and a standard fixed aperture, and both phones have 8MP front-facing cameras.

According to VentureBeat, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will begin shipping and selling through retail outlets on March 16. There’s no word on pre-order availability yet, but we’re hoping to learn more in the coming weeks.


Source: VentureBeat

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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.