Samsung has marked February 25 as the launch event date for Samsung Galaxy S9, which is a day ahead of the official commencement of the MWC 2018
Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones will be launched on February 25, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The long-rumoured Samsung Galaxy S9 duo will be unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event. The company has posted the invitation of the launch event that is slated to begin at 6 pm CET (10:30 pm IST) on Sunday, February 25. In the invite released by Samsung, the Galaxy S9 is touted to come with “reimagined” cameras.
As we said, Samsung has marked February 25 as the launch event date for Samsung Galaxy S9, which is a day ahead of the official commencement of the MWC 2018. This is also when Samsung is set to see HMD Global face-to-face, as the latter recently confirmed to host an event on the same day, February 25, to unveil its new smartphones.
The launch invite sheds light on the cameras that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to sport. The rumour mill has strongly indicated towards the presence of a dual camera setup on both the flagship, something that Samsung hints in the invite. It wrote, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, the latest member of the Galaxy family has a lot to say”.
Samsung was recently reported to bring its ISOCELL camera technology to the Galaxy S9 smartphone duo. The ISOCELL module is essentially a refined photography technique that uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology to improve low light images by merging four neighbouring pixels to work as one big pixel. Additionally, the smartphones will be a Smart WDR feature that will allow capturing multiple exposures in a single shot.
The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have already surfaced in abundance. The most recent leak was the retail box picture that revealed almost everything about the flagships. It revealed that the new Galaxy S9 smartphones will sport a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel camera on the rear that will feature advancements such as ‘Super Speed’ camera technology, ‘Super Slow-mo’ mode, and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The front camera will have an 8-megapixel AF shooter with two apertures – f/1.5 and f/2.4.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will sport 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity curved-edge QHD+ displays, respectively. The duo is expected to be powered by the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US, and Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor outside it. This will be paired with 4GB RAM on Galaxy S9 and 6GB on Galaxy S9+. The inbuilt storage will be 64GB and 128GB on both the devices.