Samsung is expected to officially unveil its 2018 flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) holding next month at Barcelona, Spain. Ahead of the launch, more details of the two flagship models continue to appear online. The latest leak the Galaxy S9 series are getting comes in form of the specifications of their cameras.
As we had already seen on previous leaks and even on renders, the Galaxy S9 is expected to feature a single rear camera just like its predecessor but the Galaxy S9+ is expected to pack a dual camera setup at the rear. The leaked details which purportedly emanated from South Korea shed more light on the camera specs of the duo. The details include that the Galaxy S9 will indeed feature a single 12MP rear camera with optical image stabilization which also has a variable aperture (f/1.5 – f/2.4) lens. The variable aperture setup was first implemented on the W2018 which was launched in November last year but this the first time such hardware will be available on a flagship model. The variable aperture lens allows users to adjust the aperture before taking a photo. The bright f/1.5 aperture lens should also allow the Galaxy S9 to deliver significantly improved low-light performance compared to the Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy Note 8.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ dual camera setup is tipped to comprise of two 12MP sensors. The primary sensor comes with a f/1.5 aperture lens while the secondary sensor will pair with a f/2.4 aperture lens. The setup will allow users to capture photos using both sensors simultaneously, resulting in a superior image quality compared to previous Galaxy flagships. At the front, both flagships would have an 8MP selfie sensor with autofocus and iris recognition.
As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to feature a 5.77-inch Quad HD+ dual-curved Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S9+ will come with a bigger 6.22-inch Quad HD+ dual-curved Super AMOLED display. The models are expected to pack either a Snapdragon 845 or an Exynos 9810 chipsets. The leaked detail also shos there would be a 3500mAh battery crammed inside the Galaxy S9+ while the S9 will have a 3,000mAh battery.