With MWC 2018 fast approaching, the big news of the show is Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 25 where the Korean giant will finally unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung posted a few video teasers last week, and it’s well known that the Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual rear camera setup thanks to a few leaked renders. Well, if you were worried that Samsung might manage to actually surprise you on launch day, yet more details and renders have both leaked and confirmed most of what we already kinda knew.
The leak is mostly courtesy of WinFuture.de (although Evan Blass contributed the Titanium Grey image) and mostly confirms the specifications of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets and the colors that they will be available in. While it was previously thought that preorders for Samsung’s newest flagships would go live on March 2, with shipping to begin on March 15th, it seems this wasn’t quite quick enough for the Korean handset maker. According to today’s leak, fans will now be able to preorder the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on February 25 (the day of the launch), and orders will begin shipping from March 8th. One thing is for sure, we can’t accuse Samsung of announcing a phone and waiting 3 months to make it available, yes, I’m still looking at you LG.
|Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy S9+|
|Announcement date||February 25 2018||February 25 2018|
|Display||5.8-inch 18.5:9 Infinity Display, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1400, Always On Display||6.2-inch 18.5:9 Infinity Display, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440, Always On Display|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845 (US), Exynos 9810 Octa-core||Snapdragon 845 (US), Exynos 9810 Octa-core|
|Storage||64GB (UFS 2.1) with MicroSD support upto 400GB||64GB (UFS 2.1) with MicroSD support up to 400GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP, OIS, Variable Aperture (f/1,5-f/2.4), Laser, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, Super Slow-motion (upto 960fps)||Dual 12MP, OIS, Variable Aperture (f/1,5-f/2.4), Laser, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, Super Slow-motion (upto 960fps)|
|Front Camera||8MP, (f/1.7) aperture, Autofocus||8MP, (f/1.7) aperture, Autofocus|
|Battery||3,000mAh (non-removable)||3500mAh (non-removable)|
|Charging||Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, USB Type-C||Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, USB Type-C|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0||Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP68 Dust and water resistance||IP68 Dust and water resistance|
|Security||Iris scanner, Facial recognition, Rear fingerprint scanner||Iris scanner, Facial recognition, Rear fingerprint scanner|
|Sound||AKG tuned stereo speakers with surround sound||AKG tuned stereo speakers with surround sound|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey (Region dependent)||Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey (Region dependent)|