Samsung is pretty bad at keeping secrets especially when it comes to smartphone launches. Well, last year if you remember just before launching the Galaxy S8 and S8+ a lot of leaks about the devices happened and there was hardly anything left for us to imagine. We had a good idea of what the devices looked like and what they were bringing much ahead of the launch. And this time the same phenomenon is basically repeating.
Samsung loves the hype we believe. Besides, Samsung's 2018 flagships Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have already been subject to several leaks and rumors in the past few weeks. As a result, we yet again have a fair idea of what the smartphones feature and in fact, we know when they will be launched. Samsung's much anticipated next-gen flagship phones are said to be launched at an Unpacked event on February 25th a bit ahead of MWC 2018.
Having said that we have come across yet another leak of the upcoming smartphones just ahead of the launch. Interestingly, the new alleged leaked renders of Galaxy S9 and S9+ gives us a clear look of the front of Samsung's flagship duo. Further, the renders have been leaked by popular and reliable tipster Evan Blass who writes for VentureBeat. So it is worth mentioning that this image could very well be the real picture of Samsung smartphones and that we will see the devices with this design on February 25th.
Talking about the images, in brief, it looks like the device bears great similarity to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the same infinity design. Samsung's Galaxy S9 will seemingly be an iterative upgrade rather than being a completely new innovation. A slight difference though, the image shows the front bezels are slimmer than before.
As for differences between Galaxy S9 and S9 + this year, apart from the screen size, both the smartphones will differ in terms of the camera sensors used and the RAM + Storage configurations. Reportedly Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB + 64GB properties whereas the bigger model will come with the 6GB + 128GB variation. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S9 + will reportedly sport dual rear cameras.
Blass and previous rumor reports have stated that both devices will feature a special 12 MP primary shooter with variable aperture where the lens can be shifted between the industry lowest f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. Slow-mo is highly expected to be present on both the phones. Both phones are rumored to have an 8 MP front-facing camera as well as stereo speakers on the bottom.
Some of the other rumors and leaks have also suggested that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ would have an improved iris scanner, fingerprint sensor below its primary camera, be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC and run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy S9 is said to feature a 5.77-inch screen whereas the Galaxy S9 will arrive with a larger 6.22-inch screen.
The reports further reveal that the Galaxy S9 will be backed up by a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ will be powered by a 3,500mAh. Both the Galaxy S models will most likely come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and other exciting features.
Meanwhile, Blass has said that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will likely begin shipping and selling through retail starting March 16. Quite bizarrely this is further evidenced by that date given on the "official" press images.