Samsung has already announced that it will unveil its flagship smartphone of the year — Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus on 25th February in Barcelona, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress. While we pretty much knew what to expect from the upcoming devices, one thing that was not leaked so far was the press renders.
Now, Evan Blass (@evleaks), a reliable phone leaker, has shared the press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, revealing the front side of the devices. The leak confirms what has been known — the design of the new flagship phones will be almost similar to their predecessors.
Samsung was praised for the design of the Galaxy S8 and its bigger variant, Galaxy S8 Plus. So it makes sense for the South Korean giant to carry-on with the same design. On the top bezels, there’s camera sensor as well as other sensors. It also wouldn’t be surprising if these sensors and camera offer front-facing selfies with a portrait effect, similar to the Pixel 2 and iPhone X.
As the Unpacked invitation suggests, the major highlight for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will be refreshed hardware and software for photography. We expect to see features like motion-detection, “super slow-mo” video capture, among others. Both devices are said to feature variable aperture on their primary 12-megapixel cameras. It will have a mechanical adjustment that switches between f/2.4 and smallest-in-class f/1.5.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to feature 18.5:9 Infinity Display Super AMOLED screens of 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches, respectively. In the US and China, the devices will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor while the rest of the world will pack Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset.
The Galaxy S9 is expected to pack 4GB RAM and will be available in two variants based on the internal storage — 64GB and 128GB. On the other hand, the Galaxy S9 Plus will come with 6GB RAM and will have four storage variants — 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. As per the reports, the 512GB internal storage variant will be available in select regions only that too in limited quantity.
Recently, it was revealed that the Galaxy S9 will come powered by a 3,000mAh battery while the bigger variant, Galaxy S9 Plus will have a 3,500mAh battery — same as their predecessors.
Earlier, Evan Blass had revealed that the Galaxy S9 series will be available on pre-orders starting from March 1. The shipments of the pre-ordered units are expected to start from 16th March.