We’ve heard a large number of rumors of Samsung releasing the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at CES, but they were only that – rumors. Today, Samsung has released an image teasing their new Galaxy S9 lineup and confirming a few information.
Invitations were sent out for the media to attend Samsung’s Press conference at Barcelona – at MWC on 25 February. As you can see on the images, Samsung clearly confirms that the new Galaxy will indeed have the number 9 in it.
As you might also notice, the invitation states “The Camera, Reimagined.” – It clearly implies that Samsung might show off something new at their conference. We are already certain what it may be – a dual shooter setup for the Galaxy S9+ while the S9 will only have a single camera on the rear.
Speaking of cameras, the new Samsung flagships are rumored to have either the 900+ fps technology that Sony has equipped their devices with, or a slightly lower at 480fps option to shoot in slow motion in 1080p.
Let’s quickly summarise the things the Galaxy S9 duo is expected to have.
In terms of design, a case maker has ‘accidentally’ shown off their cases, clearly showing off the brand new flagships of the year.
As you can see, there will not be a lot of new changes regarding the overall design – compared to the Galaxy S8 devices from last year. The top and bottom bezels will be narrower and the back will finally have a convenient fingerprint sensor setup, as well as a new camera and LED placements.
It’s expected to have 4/6GB RAM options as well as 64/128 and even 256GB built-in memory options along with the usual MicroSD card slot and IP68 certificates to protect from water and dust.
In terms of power, it will have the latest Snapdragon 845 in the US and the latest Exynos 9810 everywhere else around the world.
We have also heard rumors saying that it will have a slightly faster wireless charging tech, while the mains charger will stay the same at 15W.
The Galaxy S9 duo will reportedly go up for pre-order on 26 February. Units are expected to start shipping on 16 March however.