The anticipated launch of the Galaxy S9/S9+ at Mobile World Congress is slowly being leaked and tonight we’re seeing a significant leak with specs, features and press renders showing up.
The leak comes courtesy of Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de who has provided details on features, colours, and specs. The phones will again feature their now signature 18.5:9 aspect ratio, QHD+ (2960×1440) resolution Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ in 5.8″ size for the Galaxy S9, while the Galaxy S9+ will have a 6.2″ display.
As rumoured, the phones will split in specs on the camera. Both will have a 12MP sensor with options for either f/2.4 or f/1.5 aperture, but the S9+ will get a second 12MP sensor with fixed f/2.4 aperture. Both will include super slow-motion capture for video at up to 960fps, and both benefit from laser and dual-pixel autofocus for sharp pictures.
On the front of the phones, a single 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture will make for a stunningly sharp low-light capable selfie camera. The front is also expected to house improved sensors for face detection/unlock which will be used for the rumoured animoji-like feature.
Under the hood, the phones also differ on RAM – 4GB for the S9, 6GB for the S9+ – and battery – 3,000mAh for the S9 and 3,500mAh for the S9+ – both with wireless charging. For most of the world (including Australia), Samsungs Exynos 9810 SoC will power the phones, while China and the US will utilise the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
|Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy S9+|
|Display||5.8-inch, 1440 x 2960 Pixel||6.2-inch, 1440 x 2960 Pixel|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x 1,7 + 4x 2,6 GHz) (USA, China)
|RAM||4 GB||6 GB|
|MicroSD Card Expansion||400 GB|
|Rear Camera||12 MP, 2 aperture: F/1.5 and F/2.4||Sensor 1: 12 MP F/1.5 & F/2.4 aperture
Sensor 2: 12 MP F/2.4 aperture
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,500 mAh|
|Sensors||Iris scanner sensors, fingerprint reader, Stereo Speakersface recognition|
Colour options will include Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue for both models, with press renders available for you to check out as well. The renders show the Black, Purple and Blue options for the S9 and Blue and Purple for the S9+, with both renders showing the improved location of the fingerprint sensor (and the Bixby button on the side).
And thanks to Evan Blass for the Galaxy S9 in Titanium Grey
You're, ahem, missing Titanium Gray 😉 pic.twitter.com/fFVdZ5hUoZ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 19, 2018
There’s more angles of the phones over at WinFuture.de if you want to check them out.
According to Roland, the S9/S9+ will go on-sale on March 8th, though it’s unclear as to whether that’s a European, US or Global launch date. We’ll be there in Spain for the launch, so if you have questions, we’ll be there to ask them.