Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S9 on February 25

Ricky, 24 January 2018

Well, here we are. Another year later and another Samsung flagship to be announced. If we’re honest, we really thought for a second that Samsung was going to push the Galaxy S9 announcement up to CES. These were nothing more than swirling rumors.

Invitations were sent to the media to attend Samsung's Press event in Barcelona, where the South Korean phone maker will announce its newest flagship: the Samsung Galaxy S9 (and S9+).

The invitation itself offers only a number 9 and the words: “The Camera. Reimagined”. So it’s safe to say we’ll be expecting some serious upping of Samsung’s camera game.

So far, based on leaks. We’re expecting the phones to look pretty similar on the front: 18.5:9 Infinity displays with slightly reduced bezels. On the back we’re looking at a redesigned camera setup with the fingerprint scanner migrating towards the center of the back, just below the camera sensors.

Unofficial leaked renders of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ Unofficial leaked renders of the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Unofficial leaked renders of the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Speaking of cameras, we’re also expecting Samsung to offer two different camera experiences on the Samsung Galaxy S9: a single sensor on the S9 and a dual-camera sensor on the larger S9+ model.

Leaks have also suggested that we might see higher frame rates in slow motion on the Galaxy S9: 480 fps @ 1080p. Sony has already been the first to adopt nearly 1,000 fps on the Xperia XZ Premium so if Samsung delves into higher frame rates, we may see more smartphones with frame rates higher than 240 fps.

We can also expect a bump in performance and somewhat faster wireless charging. The 15W fast-charging model isn’t expected to change this time around, though.

The phone is also reportedly going to open for pre-orders starting the day after the event: February 26 with units shipping to customers on March 16.

What is something you’d like to see in the Galaxy S9?


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  • AnonD-732843

To be honest, you're actually right that the Note8 is light years better than the Note4. After all, it is 3 generations newer so I must have just exaggerated a little too much. As in it not being a worthy successor however is maybe because I va...

  • Anonymous

"The camera. Reimagined." Sounds like something really innovative is coming... until you realize it's the same dual camera implementation already offered by many other phone manufacturers, with fake bokeh effects and other gimmicks; and possibly s...

That's unfortunate. The note8 is light years better than the note4. I would know, i owned and loved my note4 for more than 3 years before i had to upgrade. Now there is absolutely no way i can say my note8 isn't a worthy successor: The battery is jus...

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