Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ surface in first press images


Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the company’s next flagship smartphones in the ‘Galaxy S’ series have finally surfaced in press image ahead of official announcement at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona next month, thanks to @evleaks. Only the front part of the smartphones have been revealed, which look similar to the S8 series with Infinity display, minimal bezels and a bunch of sensors on the top.

Recently leaked retail box revealed key camera specifics including a super-speed Dual-Pixel 12-megapixel camera with OIS, an F1.5/2.4 variable aperture for the S9, but the S9+ is said to feature dual 12MP rear camera with fixed aperture.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ rumored specifications

  • S9 – 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • S9+ – 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU
  • S9 – 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
  • S9+ – 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • S9 – 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable  aperture, 480fps super slo-mo
  • S9+ – 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with LED Flash, 480fps super slo-mo
  • 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with  wide-angle lens
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Stereo speakers, Ultra High Quality Audio Playback – PCM: Up to 32 bits; DSD: DSD64/128
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • S9 – 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
  • S9+ – 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 will take place at 6 p.m.CET (10:30 PM IST) in Barcelona on February 25, 2018.  The phones are expected to go on sale on March 16 as mentioned on the press shots. We should see more press shots of the phones soon.

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