Samsung is just a few days away from the launch of its next-generation flagships – Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – scheduled for February 25 ahead of the official kick-start of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The South Korean giant has started building hype for the launch event and has released three new video teasers showing off the camera capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The new video teasers subtly hint at the three qualities that the cameras on the new Galaxy devices are expected to sport – low-light photography, slow motion, and an Animoji-like 3D emoji feature. In addition, Samsung has posted a new video that clearly reveals the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras in entirety.
The first video teaser posted by Samsung hints at the slow-motion videography, that was previously tipped by the retail box leak. In the video, a slew of fast moving objects, animals, and humans are shown coming to a halt to progress further in a slow pace towards the end of the video. This hints at the slo-mo camera feature that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ could sport.
The second video, on the other hand, is all about low-light photography and shows plenty of dark environments, one of which gets surprisingly bright towards the end. This is suggestive of the fact that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones will also come with lower aperture to allow low light photography, in line with the previously reported f/1.5 aperture size for the cameras. Samsung has previously been reported to employ the new ISOCELL technology to improve the cameras on its next Galaxy devices.
Moving to the third video teaser, Samsung has showed off a new feature that looks similar to the Apple’s Animoji seen on iPhone X. In the video, an utterly-expressive man can be seen making several facial expressions at the same time. The last expression is then turned into an emoji with caricature-like colours and face elements (eyes, nose, ears), indicating the presence of the 3D emoji feature. This feature looks exactly similar to the Animoji feature seen on iPhone X where an array of sensors detect the depth of the user’s face to mould the emojis into expressive Animoji, which are animated, of course.
Finally, even though all the three teasers pointed towards the inclusion of a particular feature of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras, none of them showed all the features. Samsung, finally, released a new video teaser that leaves nothing hidden about the ‘Reimagined’ cameras. In the video, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras can be seen clicking better selfies, selfie videos, and some features borrowed from Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ – similar to the Snapchat camera effects. The beginning of the video shows a DSLR camera that fades into a digital camera, indicative of the DSLR qualities exhibited by the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras. Samsung is planning a complete overhaul of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras that will be more than just being ‘Reimagined’.