Samsung has announced its launch event date to unveil its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona next month. The company has sent invites for the launch event and has scheduled its launch event on February 25th, just ahead of MWC 2018. The event will be held from February 26 to March 01 this year.
The invitation shows that the text “The Camera. Reimagined.” This hints at the company wants to focus on an updated and improved camera system in its latest flagship. As per earlier rumours, S9 will only feature a single-lens camera while the S9+ will have dual cameras similar to the Galaxy Note 8.
An earlier leak surfaced online showing Brazil National Telecommunications Agency certification for both the devices. The certification shows that the Galaxy S9 will be backed by a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ will sport a 3500mAh battery. The battery capacities are similar to the one found in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The certification also shows that the Galaxy S9 will bear a model number G960 and G965 are in line with previous leaks.
Previously, according to a leak on Chinese site Weibo, the Galaxy S9 will come in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage option, while there will be a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant as well. Coming to the Galaxy S9+, the smartphone will bear a 6GB of RAM and it will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage options. The leak also reveals that Samsung could also bring a 512GB storage variant, though it might be limited to select markets only.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9 retail box reveals some key information about the upcoming features. As per the box, the phone has a ‘SuperSpeed’ camera in the model. It says that the phone has a 5.8 inch Quad HD+ sAMOLED display as the last year’s Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, will feature a 6.2-inch display.
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The image, which was leaked on Reddit, mentions a 12-megapixel OIS SuperSpeed Dual Pixel camera with F1.5 and F2.4 aperture. This camera will offer Super slow motion video capturing feature. Further, it says the phone will have an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The Galaxy S9 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistant and has Iris scanner, the image shows. Further, it says that the Galaxy S9 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory. It has AKG powered stereo speakers as well as earphones. It will have wireless charging facility too.