Here’s our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus


As has been the tradition for quite a long time, January and February are usually reserved for rumors about the upcoming flagship devices for the year, and 2018 has been no different. We have been seeing rumors, leaks, and renders regarding the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup for a few months now, but a new image likely gives us our first “real” look at the devices.

Leaker-extraordinaire, Evan Blass, has shared the above image along with some more information regarding the device over at VentureBeat. As you can tell from the image above, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus remain largely unchanged when it comes to the display, as Samsung will be sticking with its Infinity Display which made its debut with the Galaxy S8 lineup.

Unfortunately, Blass did not share any images or renders of the rear of these devices, which is supposedly where most of the changes will be happening. The display for the Galaxy S9 will measure in at 5.8-inches, and the Galaxy S9 Plus will feature a 6.2-inch display, both of which are Super AMOLED panels.

As for the specs, it seems that Samsung will begin separating these two devices, as the standard Galaxy S9 will come equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the larger Galaxy S9 will feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Both devices will either be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset or Samsung’s Exynos 9810 SoC.

In Samsung’s MWC Unpacked invitation, the company stated that the camera would be “reimagined”, which is a big claim considering the Galaxy Note 8 camera is already considered to be one of the best on the market. Nonetheless, we are expecting to see Samsung include the ability to shoot “super slow-mo” videos, along with the primary 12MP sensor to feature a “variable aperture” which switches between f/2.4 and f/1.5.

Keeping up with being different, the standard Galaxy S9 will feature just one camera sensor, while its big brother will see a second 12MP added to the mix. The entire camera module itself will be orientated vertically, while Samsung will move the fingerprint scanner to the middle of the device, making for a more convenient and natural experience.

Samsung’s Unpacked event at MWC 2018 will be taking place on February 25th, where these devices will be made official to the world. However, Blass gives one final tidbit of information regarding availability, stating that these devices will go on sale starting on March 16th.

Let us know what you think about this latest slew of information surrounding Samsung’s 2018 flagship devices and what you think about Samsung separating the standard and Plus-size Galaxy S9.


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