Samsung is set to take wraps off its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Sunday. Ahead of the launch, popular online retailer Flipkart has teased the phones will be available on their website. The Flipkart page showcases the number 9 alongside “ The Camera. Reimagined”, echoing teasers shared by Samsung. The banner also notifies the smartphone is coming on 25.02.2018, the same date as pre-MWC 2018 launch on Sunday. The page, however, provides no hint as to when the smartphone series will arrive in India.
There’s also a 27-second video on the Galaxy S9 launch page which the e-retailer also shared on their official YouTube channel. The video reveals several expected features of the Galaxy S9, highlighting upgrades on features like the front-facing iris scanner, flashes for low-light photography, and more.
These teasers essentially hint Samsung will bring some major updates to camera features in Galaxy S9, S9+ devices. The major changes in terms of the camera include slow-motion video recording, improved low-light photography and an iPhone X like emoji feature.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy S9 will sport a single 12MP rear camera, while the Galaxy S9+ will come with a pair of 12MP rear sensors for dual camera setup. The secondary telephoto lens will feature a Live Focus mode for creating portrait mode or bokeh effect. Both the sensors will also likely have optical zoom.
The Galaxy S9 series has also added adjustable aperture in the camera, which allows for automatic switching from f/2.4 to f/1.5 for better low light performance. The Super Slo-Mo mode detects fast movements and records it at 480 frames per second.
Other than the camera, Samsung is expected to retain the same glass sandwich design as the Galaxy S8. Not much changes other than the fingerprint scanner which has now been placed below the rear camera module. The Galaxy S9, S9+ ship will feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ Infinity displays and 18:9 screen aspect ratio.
Samsung will ship the smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile chipsets for US and Chinese markets. The international markets like India will have Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset. The S9 is expected to offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the larger device could pack 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Of course, more information is expected when Samsung finally launches these devices at its Unpacked event on Sunday. Prices of the Galaxy S9 are expected to start at Rs 61,000.