Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and possible pre-order details ahead of MWC launch

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 S9Samsung Galaxy S9+
Announcement dateFebruary 25 2018February 25 2018
Display5.8-inch 18.5:9 Infinity Display, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1400, Always On Display6.2-inch 18.5:9 Infinity Display, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440, Always On Display
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 (US), Exynos 9810 Octa-coreSnapdragon 845 (US), Exynos 9810 Octa-core
RAM4GB6GB
Storage64GB (UFS 2.1) with MicroSD support upto 400GB64GB (UFS 2.1) with MicroSD support up to 400GB
Rear Camera12MP, 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 Camera8MP, (f/1.7) aperture, Autofocus8MP, (f/1.7) aperture, Autofocus
Battery3,000mAh (non-removable)3500mAh (non-removable)
ChargingFast Charging, Wireless Charging, USB Type-C Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, USB Type-C
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0
Ingress Protection RatingIP68 Dust and water resistanceIP68 Dust and water resistance
SecurityIris scanner, Facial recognition, Rear fingerprint scannerIris scanner, Facial recognition, Rear fingerprint scanner
SoundAKG tuned stereo speakers with surround soundAKG tuned stereo speakers with surround sound
ColorsMidnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey (Region dependent)Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey (Region dependent)

Source: WinFuture.de, Evan Blass( Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Zman

    Huh, 835 processor??

    • Peter Holden

      Good catch, for some reason the table didn’t update when I inserted it. Fixing it now. Thanks.