Samsung will be unleashing the highly anticipated Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on the coming Sunday. The entire specifications and renders of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been revealed by reliable leakster Roland Quandt.
Samsung has rearranged the positioning of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. Both the phones sport Infinity Display design that makes them appear similar to their predecessor model. This year, the South Korean company will be introducing a new Lilac Purple color variant that will be replacing the Galaxy S8 duo’s Orchid Gray color model.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be delivering improved camera and audio experience in comparison to their predecessor model. The Galaxy S9+ that has a model number of SM-G965 will be sporting a vertically arranged 12-megapixel dual camera setup. One of the camera sensors will offer a variable aperture that will make it possible to manually switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. The secondary camera sensor will have an aperture of f/2.4. This will allow the dual cameras to shoot optimal images in bright as well as low-light conditions.
Both camera sensors will be equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS) and each sensor will use a combination of laser autofocus and dual-autofocus for faster autofocus. The dual camera setup will carry support for slow-motion video shooting at 960 fps. It is yet to confirmed whether it will carry support for slow-mo videos with FHD resolution.
The frontside of the Galaxy S9+ will feature autofocus enabled 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture. The handset also features iris scanner and face recognition features apart from the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. However, there is no confirmation on whether the Galaxy S9+ will be supporting 3D facial recognition like iPhone X. As Samsung has recently teased, the Galaxy S9 duo are expected to arrive with iPhone X-like animated emoji. It will come equipped with stereo speakers tuned by AKG that will deliver surround-sound experience.
The Galaxy S9+ will be arriving with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display that will deliver a QHD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels with diamond pixel matrix technology.
The European variant of the Galaxy S9+ will be fueled by Exynos 9810, the second-generation 10nm chipset by Samsung. It features four power-saving cores that work at 1.9 GHz and four high-end cores that function at 2.9 GHz. Markets like the U.S. and China may receive Snapdragon 845 chipset model. The SoC will be coupled by 6 GB of RAM. It will feature 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage and it will also carry support for microSD card. It will be driven by 3,500mAh battery that is likely to make the phone last for the entire day. It will carry support for fast charging and wireless charging.
The Galaxy S9+ will be loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. Like the predecessor model, it will be arriving with an IP68 certified body. There is a slight change in the front design of the phone as it features reduced bottom bezel. In Europe, it will come in three colors like Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.
The Galaxy S9+ is expected to cost around 100 euros more than its predecessor model. Samsung is expected to begin the pre-orders of the Galaxy S9+ as early as Feb. 25, the day on which these phones will be unveiled. The Galaxy S9 duo are expected to release in the market on March 8.