Samsung is all set to unveil its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Now, just ahead of launch, a new teaser has been listed on Flipkart revealing that the phone could be launched soon in India.
The listing page on Flipkart also reveals that the smartphone will be exclusively available on the e-commerce platform. The teaser showcases the number ‘9’ along with tagline ‘Camera. Reimagined’. Further, the page also reveals that the smartphone is “coming on 25.02.2018”, which is the same date when the launch event will happen in Barcelona.
If that doesn’t convince you still, Flipkart has also shared a 27-second teaser video of upcoming smartphones, which reveals some key features. The video shows that the smartphones will come with improved low light performance along with variable aperture and Apple iPhone X-like Animojis.
The major changes in the Galaxy S9 duo come in the camera department. The Galaxy S9 will feature a 12-megapixel sensor with the variable aperture so that users will be able to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The Galaxy S9+ will feature a dual-camera setup at the rear with a combination of two 12-megapixel sensors with one of them featuring variable aperture as mentioned above along with a secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Both the sensors present in Galaxy S9+ and single rear camera in Galaxy S9 will feature optical image stabilization (OIS) and both of them will come loaded with laser and Dual Pixel autofocus. For the front, there will be an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and it will also feature autofocus feature.
Another highlight of the Galaxy S9 series are the speakers. The devices will come with stereo speakers which are tuned by AKG. The phones will also come bundled with AKG-tuned earphones. Coming to the sheer specifications, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9.
The smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the US and China, while the Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC will be available in other regions. The company’s in-house processor is based on 10nm process and features four cores clocked at 1.9GHz, while four high-performance cores are clocked at 2.9GHz. The European variant of the phones will come with 64GB of storage option, which can be expanded up to 400GB via micro SD card slot. The Galaxy S9 will feature a 4GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9+ will be equipped with a 6GB of RAM.
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Both the smartphones will run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, based on Samsung Experience 9.0. The Galaxy S9 is backed by a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ features a 3500mAh battery with wireless charging. The phones will come with IP68 certification making them water and dust resistance. Both of them will also feature an iris scanner, facial recognition and fingerprint sensor for security. The interesting mix of features ensures some suspense around the pricing, but with Xiaomi havening toppled Samsung from the no. 1 spot, readers can look forward to some surprises on that front.