At CES 2018, Samsung revealed that its next flagships – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will launch at MWC 2018. The event which will hold in Barcelona will run from Monday, February 26 till Thursday, March 1.
Ahead of the launch is a specification leak of the smaller-sized Galaxy S9. The leak comes in form of a photo of the phone’s retail box which has nearly all the key specs listed on it.
The Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8” display when measured as a full rectangle but measure 5.6” with rounded corners. The screen is a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display.
Samsung is bringing its variable aperture technology from the Samsung W2018 to the Galaxy S series. The 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS will be able to switch from a F1.5 to F/2.4 aperture and vice-versa. The camera will also have a super slow-mo mode. For selfies, the Galaxy S9 will sport an 8MP autofocus camera.
The Galaxy S9 will pack 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as standard. It will have an IP68 rating (water and dust resistance), an Iris Scanner, and support for wireless charging.
Another feature mentioned on the box is the audio power of the phone. The phone will have dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG and also come with earphones tuned by AKG. Sadly, it is not stated if the earphones are wired or wireless.
Two key specifications missing from the box are the battery capacity and processor type. While the former remains unknown, the processor will either be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 SoC depending on the region.
What do you think of the specs of the Galaxy S9? Are they enough to get you to switch or will you hold on to last year’s model?