The Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and this year there will be an expected return. After a Galaxy S8 that missed its usual appointment, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will arrive again in time for the Barcelona fair.
Now more fuel is added to the fire with the most detailed filtration to date, one that could only come from Evan Blass.
The well-known leaker has set his sights on Samsung’s next flagship and brings us a render that shows the design of the two variants that will reach the market, accompanied by the key specifications of this duo. We review the design and features of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, always according to leaks.
Continuity by flag with subtle but necessary changes
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + were a major change from the previous generation, mainly by the new design ‘without frames’, but judging by the filtered image this year we will not have a major jump in this field. In fact, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus stand out precisely on the contrary, for betting on a clear continuity in what appears.
Filtration indicates that they will maintain the same screen diagonals, with the “small” model maintaining a panel of 5.8 inches and the largest 6.2 inches. Of course, the 18: 9 format and Super AMOLED technology are also maintained.
But beware because there are changes, specifically one very demanded and is a better place for the fingerprint reader. Although we do not see it in the photo, Blass says that the fingerprint reader is no longer next to the camera, but just below it, a position that will undoubtedly be more comfortable than the current one in the S8. Also, note that both will carry stereo speakers on the lower edge.
A Galaxy S9 + more ‘plus’ than ever
Speaking of the camera, there would also be changes here and this time more forceful, but only for one of the two models. The filtration corroborates that the only one that will have a double camera will be the Galaxy S9 +.
Specifically, it will have a sensor combo of 12 megapixels, one of them with variable aperture f / 1.5 / 2.4, and will have a super slow motion video mode that will reach 480 fps.
For its part, normal Galaxy S9 will have a single 12-megapixel camera, but you will also enjoy the advantage of variable aperture and recording mode at 480 fps. Both will have 8-megapixel front cameras. No doubt the camera is the highlight of the invitation sent by Samsung and also the one that most differentiates a pair of mobile phones that traditionally was distinguished mainly by the diagonal of its screen.
Everything indicates that there will be more details that expand that gap between S9 and S9 +. In the most technical section, there would be two processor options: the Exynos 9810 for the more global version and the Snapdragon 845 for the United States and China. The point that opens that distance would be RAM and internal memory, which would be 6/128 GB for the Galaxy S9 + and 4/64 GB for the normal Galaxy S9.
Undoubtedly, the most striking novelty that the Galaxy S9 would bring is Samsung’s new strategy to give us more arguments in favor of the ‘plus’ variant, leaving the diagonal model more contained in a clear position of disadvantage.
On February 25 we will know all the details of the Galaxy S9 and S9 +. The arrival date to the stores will take a little longer, until March 16.
// Venture Beat