Less than a week before the official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ just leaked in press renders, complete with more spec details.
Samsung will take the wraps off its latest flagship smartphones on Sunday, Feb. 25, at a special Unpacked event just before the Mobile World Congress 2018 kicks off on Monday.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have already leaked extensively so far, but the latest leak not only confirms some of the previously leaked specifications, but it also offers a good look at the devices in high-quality press renders. Moreover, it also brings more launch details.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Press Renders Leak
The new leak comes from German publication WinFuture (translated), which offers some marketing materials and press renders that seem to be genuine. Previous reports indicated that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will sport similar designs to their predecessors, and the newly-leaked images seem to bolster such claims.
The rear panel, however, is different on both smartphones. The larger Galaxy S9+ sports a dual rear camera setup, while the Galaxy S9 has a single camera, just as rumored. Both cameras are vertically oriented, and the fingerprint scanner is now located below the cameras.
With the Galaxy S8 series, the fingerprint scanner sparked some criticism because it was located right next to the camera, leading to accidental smudges and other inconveniences.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Cameras
The Galaxy S9 will reportedly have a single 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture, allowing users to set it between f.1/5 and f/2.4. The Galaxy S9+, meanwhile, will have 12-megapixel rear cameras, one of which will sport a f/2.4 aperture, according to the report.
Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will support slow-motion video at 960 frames per second and will feature optical image stabilization and fast focus. Both smartphones will reportedly have 8-megapixel selfie cams with autofocus and f/1.7 apertures.
Galaxy S9 Display, Processor, And RAM
As previously rumored, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will feature Infinity Displays, just like the Galaxy S8 series, with the same sizes and resolutions. That means that the Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch screen and the Galaxy S9+ will come with a larger 6.2-inch display.
Both smartphones will sport Sumer AMOLED panels with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels. The new report, however, notes that the smartphones will have a slightly thinner bottom bezel.
In terms of processing power, the two smartphones are expected to come with the Snapdragon 845 or the Samsung Exynos 9810 processors, depending on the region. The Galaxy S9 will pack 4 GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9+ will boast 6 GB of RAM.
Galaxy S9 Storage And Battery Capacity
Both handsets will start at 64 GB of native storage space, expandable via microSD but multiple configurations will likely be in store. WinFuture makes no mention of other storage configurations, but previous rumors hinted at 256 GB and 512 GB models.
When it comes to battery capacity, the Galaxy S9 series will reportedly retain the same battery sizes as their predecessors. This means that the Galaxy S9 will have a 3,000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S9+ will have a larger 3,500 mAh unit. Both handsets will support wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Features
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are further expected to have USB Type-C ports, dual-SIM support, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo on board out of the box, with Samsung's own UI on top.
The latest report makes no mention of a headphone jack, but previous leaks indicated that the Galaxy S9 series will have a 3.5mm jack. The smartphones are also expected to have face and iris recognition sensors and support 3D Emoji, which will be Samsung's version of Apple's Animoji.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will reportedly come in four color options: Titanium Gray, Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple. According to WinFuture, the two smartphones will go up for preorder on Feb. 25, the same day as the unveiling, and will go on sale on March 8.