Samsung’s Mobile Chief DJ Koh has already confirmed before that the highly anticipated Galaxy S9, S9+ flagship will be unveiled during the upcoming MWC event to be held in Barcelona in February. Now popular tipster Evleaks aka Evan Blass on his official twitter handle has revealed the launch, pre-order and release date of Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones.
As per Blass, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones will be officially announced on February 26th and the pre-orders will start from 1 March. The actual shipment and global release will take place on March 16.
According to a C-level executive at a major casemaker, the go-to-market schedule for Galaxy S9 / S9+ is as follows:
Launch – 2/26
Pre-orders – 3/1
Ships/releases – 3/16
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 16, 2018
A recent 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.
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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.