Samsung Galaxy S9 release date: Almost every detail about new smartphone leaks

The South Korean firm will officially unveil its new flagship at an event in February

Aatif Sulleyman
Friday 26 January 2018 18:22

The clearest pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9 we’ve seen so far have just been leaked.

The as-yet-unannounced smartphone will launch on 25 February.

Numerous reports over recent weeks have already revealed some of the phone’s key features, but the most recent leak is the biggest one yet.

VentureBeat has published what appear to be official press shots of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, which will make their first official appearance next month.

According to the site, both phones will be released just over two weeks later, on 16 March.

The image leak all but confirms that the S9 and S9+ will look almost identical to their predecessors, the the S8 and S8+, which came out last year.

The 5.8-inch S9 will reportedly feature come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the 6.2-inch S9+ will pack 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Samsung tweeted a teaser video for the S9 this week, which focuses on its camera.

The company says it will “showcase the next generation of Galaxy devices that reimagines the camera and redefines the way you share your moments” at its launch event next month.

The regular S9 will reportedly have a single 12-megapixel rear camera that can capture “super slow-mo” video and switch between f/2.4 and f/1.5 aperture.

The S9+, meanwhile, is expected to feature a dual camera setup, combining two 12-megapixel sensors.

Samsung has also chosen to place the fingerprint scanner in a slightly different position on the S9 to where it was on the S8.

It is believed to have shifted it to a more central position on the smartphone’s rear side, which should make it much easier to access and use.

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