Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus battery details leaked; no upgrades over predecessors

Both Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to retain the same battery capacity that we saw on last year's flagships.

By Chandrika

    As we approach February, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The flagship smartphones are confirmed to get launched at the MWC 2018 in February. While they are yet to get officially announced, the rumor mill has already revealed some of their key specifications. Just a few days before, a retail box of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 was leaked, giving away many details of the device.

    Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus battery details leaked; no upgrades

    Now, a certification website has revealed an important piece of information regarding the battery capacities of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Apparently, in the battery department, the smartphones will not have any upgrades over their predecessor. According to the listing on Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), the Galaxy S9 will feature a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9 Plus will house a 3,500mAh battery under the hood.

    First spotted by Slashleaks, the model numbers of the smartphones match with ones that appeared on the FCC listing recently. Other than the battery capacities, the Brazilian certification site specifies no other information regarding the phones.

    As far as other specs are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are said to be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor or the newly launched Samsung Exynos 9810 processor depending on the region.

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    As stated earlier, the retail box leak had also revealed many specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9. It will sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display delivering QHD+ resolution. It goes without saying that the smartphone will feature the company's signature Infinity Display with the aspect ratio of 18:9. There will be minimal bezels on the device.

    For the memory part, the smartphone is likely to retain the same 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage combination. Speaking of the cameras, the Galaxy S9 will be equipped with a single rear camera with a12-megapixel sensor enabled with OIS. Referred to as "Super Speed dual-pixel" camera, it will be capable of taking images faster. The rear camera will have variable aperture.

    Samsung Galaxy S9's camera will have a maximum aperture size of f/1.5, allowing users to take excellent quality images in low light conditions. However, the camera will switch to f/2.4 when there is sufficient light. The front camera of the smartphone will be of 8-megapixel with autofocus.

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