Final Galaxy S9 release-level pics and specs just leaked

Chris Burns - Feb 22, 2018, 9:18am CST
Final Galaxy S9 release-level pics and specs just leaked

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus have leaked the devices in their entirety. I mean basically everything you could possibly want to know about these devices, out there for the taking. It’s an intense, insane, bonkers-level amount of information released at this point – though it’s not as if we didn’t expect such a set of data points and images. It’s just days away from the release of both smartphones, at this point.

Both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will likely be released in several colors, including a lovely purply-purple. The smaller device will have a single camera at its back, while the larger will have a dual-lens setup. Both devices are set to have an ever-so-slightly different curvature to their frontside than in devices released before now.

These devices will have a Power Button, a volume rocker, and a virtual assistant button – that’s for Bixby. Samsung’s setup here is very, very similar to that of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – and we’ll safely assume that Bixby button won’t be re-mappable at first – but once developers get their hands on it, who knows?

NOTE: The hands-on images you see here were leaked from a Weibo account post. Since retrieving these images, that post and that whole account have been deleted! Imagine that.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are shown in photos and press images (renderings) above and below, in abundance. There’s very little we’ll be able to see that hasn’t already been shared, other than in-hand experience video – which we’ll get to you as soon as possible. The real experience, the hands-on action, and the review-level accounts – that’s what you’ll want to see next.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9:
• Display (S9): 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED (570 PPI)
• Processor in USA: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)
• Processor Internationally: Samsung Exynos 9810
• RAM: 4 or 6 GB
• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB (options)
• MicroSD Slot: Yes, 256GB potential
• Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, NFC, USB-C, Cat 18 LTE support
• Camera (backside): Single lens: 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
• Camera (front facing): 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
• Sensors: Iris scanner, 3D sensor, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
• Battery: 3100 mAh, USB-C, Quick Charge 2.0 or higher, wireless charging with Qi standard
• Additional Features: Samsung DeX, ANT+ support, Bixby AI personal assistant, AKG stereo speakers

Above and below you’ll see specs that are NOT CONFIRMED and NOT OFFICIAL in any way, whatsoever. These specs are based on rumors that’ve been flying around for the past few months, combined into a set of lists. These lists are OK accounts of what we’re expecting, but are by no means perfect – take them with a grain of salt!

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 Plus:
• Display (S9+): 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED (529 PPI)
• Processor in USA: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)
• Processor Internationally: Samsung Exynos 9810
• RAM: 4 or 6 GB
• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB (options)
• MicroSD Slot: Yes, 256GB potential
• Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, NFC, USB-C, Cat 18 LTE support
• Camera (backside): Dual lens: 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.55, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) AND 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
• Camera (front facing): 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
• Sensors: Iris scanner, 3D sensor, fingerprint reader (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
• Battery: 3600 mAh, USB-C, Quick Charge 2.0 or higher, wireless charging with Qi standard
• Additional Features: Samsung DeX, ANT+ support, Bixby AI personal assistant, AKG stereo speakers

Stay tuned for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus in full effect at the event on February 25th. Samsung has an event planned in Barcelona just before Mobile World Congress 2018, and we’ll be bringing you all the hands-on action you can handle. Then we’ll have reviews after that – as soon as possible!


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