Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 | Last Update : 06:25 AM IST
The Galaxy S9 is expected to sport a variable aperture rear camera and a ‘super slo-mo’ feature.
At this year’s CES, Samsung gave out the tentative date by which we can expect the rumoured Galaxy S9 to break cover — the MWC 2018 in Barcelona towards the end of February. This leaves us with almost a month’s time, which means the rumours of Samsung’s popular flagship offering will start offering believable information. And we already have one that’s hard to term as fake — someone on the Internet has got hold of the Galaxy S9’s retail package, holding all the specifications.
GizChina’s report gives out an in-detail leak of the alleged Galaxy S9, showing the phone in all its glory. The Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus are shown from the rear — the ‘standard’ S9 confirms the initial rumours of the smaller model sporting only a single rear camera whereas the bigger S9 Plus will sport dual camera setup aligned vertically like the iPhone X. Both of them sport the fingerprint sensor underneath the camera module, just like the recently launched Galaxy A8 models.
However, the report also showcases another leaked photo that gives us a glimpse of the official retail box, holding all the specifications. The box states that the Galaxy S9 will come with a 5.8-inch quad HD+ sAMOLED display, a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with (f/1.5 and f/2.4) aperture, a super Slow-mo camera, 8MP AF selfie camera, AKG-tuned stereo speakers, iris scanner, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The camera seems to have a variable aperture, which could drastically improve the low light performance of the Galaxy S9.
So there you have it — if we are to believe this leak, then the Galaxy S9 is going to be a strong contender for 2018’s best smartphone, as usual. However, since this is a leak, we will ask you to hold your hopes leap forward.