We finally know what Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will look like. As always, this is courtesy of none other than Evan Blass.
Both devices sport a very similar look as their predecessors but lack the curved infinity display that the S8 and previous had. Above the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screens are a pair of 8MP front cameras and a slew of sensors for Samsung’s Iris Scanner. According to Blass, the phones will also now have stereo speakers at the bottom.
Following the leak of the front image, Blass then tweeted an image of the rear camera modules that the phones will be using. Both the S9 and S9+ will sport a 12MP camera that will reportedly have a mechanical aperture adjustment from f/2.4 to as wide as f/1.5.
The S9+ adds an additional 12MP camera, but it will not have the mechanical aperture adjustment capability. Perhaps to the joy of consumers, (including us) the layout will now be vertical instead of horizontal, which means that the fingerprint scanner at the back will be in a more comfortable place.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will launch on February 25 in an Unpacked event before MWC 2018 opens. Blass says we should expect the phones to start selling on March 16.
Source: Venture Beat, Evan Blass