Thanks to @rquandt from German site WinFuture and notorious serial leaker @evleaks, latest high-resolution images reveal plenty, include a redesigned rear camera layout and repositioned fingerprint scanner, and a new shade of purple. Purple is apparently on-trend this year, according to colour experts Pantone.
Design-wise, the Galaxy S9/S9+ doesn’t reinvent the wheel and is more of a refinement from the beautiful Galaxy S8/S8+. The devices retain the stunning 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD Infinity Displays (2960×1440), but now with a narrower chin on the front.
The device will continue to boast IP68 dust- and water-resistance.
What’s interesting this time is that the Galaxy S9 will get a single 12MP camera with variable aperture. The camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4, a feature adopted from its premium flip phone W2018. This may be the most ground-breaking piece of kit for smartphones in 2018. The bigger Galaxy S9+ however, will get a dual-camera setup.
The front retains the 8MP f/1.7 unit from the S8.
Depending on which region, the devices will be powered by the latest Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, or a Snapdragon 845.
For the first time, the Galaxy S9/S9+ will come with AKG-tuned stereo speakers.
That aside, the Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while its bigger sibling gets 6GB of RAM. Storage is expandable via microSD up to 400GB.
The Galaxy S9 packs a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ gets 3,500mAh. Both support wireless charging via USB Type-C.
Colour options include Midnight Black, Purple Purple, Coral Blue and Titanium Gray.
The Galaxy S9/S9+ is set to launch at 1.00AM MYT, Monday, 26 Februrary 2018 in Barcelona. Stay updated with MWC2018 news here.
Gigantic res pics of the Galaxy S9+? Yep. Got these too now. Again, add :orig to the end of the pic URL to get the full resolution. No, I do not have pics of the purple and grey ones yet, at least not in this size. @evleaks has got you covered on these. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/V0NP5OnumR
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 21, 2018