Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy S9 at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event at 12pm ET (10:30 pm IST) on February 25, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 next month. On wednesday, the South Korean multinational released the invitation for the event where the Galaxy S9+ is also expected to make its appearance. The invite teases the appearance of an upgraded camera technology on the Galaxy S9.
As seen on the picture, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is apparent from the ‘9’ mentioned on the invite. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, the latest member of the Galaxy family has a lot to say. On February 25, Samsung Electronics will showcase the next generation of Galaxy devices that reimagines the camera and redefines the way you share your moments.”- writes the company, along with the invite.
Samsung is planning to include a significantly upgraded camera on the upcoming smartphones. Previous rumours have pointed towards the new ISOCELL module that Samsung launched last year in October. It uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology to enhance low light images, offering an upgrade to Dual Pixel. Also, there is a Smart WDR feature that enables the camera sensor to capture multiple exposures in one shot.
Other than the ISOCELL, rumours have also hinted towards an f/1.5 aperture lens on the rear camera setup of the phones. The smartphones are expected to have a variable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4 giving the sensor DSLR-like capabilities. The Galaxy S9+ is agreed to sport a dual lens setup while the Galaxy S9 might have a single at the rear.
Additionally, a recent leak of a Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box showed that the smartphone will have ‘Super Speed’ camera technology, in the form of a Super Speed-backed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera sensor. The camera lens will also have a ‘Super Slow-mo’ mode and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The box also showed the presence of an 8MP AutoFocus selfie camera on the front. The box also confirms two different aperture sizes – f/1.5 and f/2.4. The Galaxy S9 box also showed the presence of AKG-tuned stereo speakers along with AKG-tuned earphones. And finally, the package listed a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with rounded corners.
The other key specifications of the Galaxy S9 duo might be. The device is also rumoured to powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The global versions of the new Galaxy S9 models can be expected to run on the Samsung’s Exynos 9810 SoC that was unveiled earlier this month with artificial intelligence and better face recognition capabilities.
Not only this, the Galaxy S9+ may also come with a 512GB storage option in a special variant but for limited markets, and may be one from them. The Galaxy S9 is said to have 4GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9+ is said to have 6GB of RAM, with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage as the standard option.
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