During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, Samsung had confirmed that it will be holding a launch event for its next-generation flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech trade fair in the coming month. Today, the South Korean tech giant has finally confirmed that the launch event for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be held on Feb. 25, a day prior to the beginning of the MWC 2018 that is scheduled to take place between Feb. 26 and March 1.
The official invitation states that the Galaxy S9 would be arriving with a “Reimagined” camera. Recent reports have also claimed that the company will be brining some major improvements to the camera of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. A new camera feature that is expected to arrive on the S9 and S9+ is variable aperture that will make it possible for users to adjust the aperture of the 12-megapixel between f/1.5 and f/2.4 before snapping a photo. The variable aperture camera feature was first seen on Samsung’s W2018 flagship clamshell phone.
Also, the rumor mill has revealed the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are capable of shooting full HD super slow-motion videos at 480 fps. Last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ can shoot slow-motion videos of HD videos at 240 fps. Previous leaks have also revealed that the Galaxy S9 would be housing a single camera on the back panel whereas the larger Galaxy S9+ will be blessed with a vertically arranged dual rear cameras.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are heavily pegged to respectively feature 18.5:9 Infinity Display Super AMOLED screens of 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches. The Snapdragon 845 chipset may power the Galaxy S9 duo in the U.S. and China whereas the other markets may receive Exynos 9810 chipset variants. The S9 and S9+ may respectively feature 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM. Also, the Galaxy S9 is likely to house a 3,000mAh battery where the S9+ may include a 3,500mAh battery.
It is speculated that after getting unveiled on Feb. 25, the Galaxy S9 and S0+ will be available on pre-orders starting from March 1. The shipments of the pre-ordered units are rumored to start on March 16.