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Galaxy S9 release date revealed by leaked press image

Samsung sent out invitations earlier this week to confirm that it’s going to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at February 25 at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The company will officially reveal the Galaxy S9 release date at the event but a fresh leak today from a reputable source has possibly made the Galaxy S9 release date public.

Galaxy S9 release date

Evan Blass or @evleaks is a well known Twitter leakster and he has published a purported press image of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ today. It merits mentioning here that the leaks from Blass have quite often been accurate.

The accompanying report claims that the Galaxy S9 release date is March 16 as highlighted by the image. We usually see Samsung highlight the announcement date of an upcoming handset in its official press images, not the release date, so there’s a possibility that this might not be the final version of the press image that Samsung will use.

Or perhaps Samsung will start putting the release date on press images now, starting with the Galaxy S9. A leak is a leak regardless of how reputable the source is, it’s not in the same league as an official confirmation. It’s all purely speculative at this point in time.

We already know what to expect from the Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling. Samsung has retained the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch display size of the predecessors with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The design itself is quite similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

The report also offers some information about the RAM and storage variants of the upcoming devices. The Galaxy S9 is said to offer the same 4GB RAM and 64GB storage pairing from last year while the Galaxy S9+ might offer 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will both feature a primary 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture that will automatically switch between f/2.4 and f/1.5 aperture for optimal imaging performance. The camera reportedly supports motion-detected “super slow-mo” video capture, it will trigger 480fps recording at 720p.

Since the Galaxy S9+ has a dual camera system, it’s said to feature a secondary 12-megapixel rear module with a fixed aperture. The dual camera is aligned vertically at the back with the fingerprint sensor placed underneath. Both handsets have an 8-megapixel front camera. They’re also said to feature stereo speakers.

Samsung will officially announce the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on February 25 and confirm when the new flagship will be released and what it will cost. We’ll be on the ground at MWC 2018 in Barcelona to bring you all of the latest updates from the event.

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Linkeddevices
Linkeddevices

The side bezels are the exact same as on the S8 and note 8.they are just more apparent because they’re graphite Grey instead of black. The S8 and Note8 have the same amount of side bezel that curves off the edge. There’s no real reason to eliminate the curves because they act as a bezel anyway with the touch rejection. The S8 and Note8 actually have the same amount of functional side bezel. If you swipe your finger along the curved edge the touches are completely rejected unless you swipe inward from the edge tab. The claims that the edges… Read more »

chivuletz
chivuletz

Looks like the A8 ?

preime101
preime101

For everyone going off on the side bezels, what you are seeing is an optical illusion due to the angle of view and edge lighting. The bezel isn’t any larger than that on the Note 8, infact the whole design looks identical to the Note 8 in 2 sizes.

Linkeddevices
Linkeddevices

Yea it is. It’s just graphite Grey instead of black but the S8 and note I actually have the same amount of side bezel that curves off the edge.

fcaroll
fcaroll

S7 flat has less side bezels, really hope Sammy did not follow all the others’ (horrible) designs

TheSparda
TheSparda

Ewwwwwww……More bezels at the sides makes it look ugly. It wouldn’t be so bad if the side bezels aren’t visible. It’s a step back IMO. Looks worse than the sleeker S8.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Looking at the pictures. I fear for Samsung this year. It’s really ugly compared to the s8.and that coupled with the disappointing specs. This is proving to be a dud!

mhdsafran1993
mhdsafran1993

I don’t like this s9 design. Its looks like fake.

ssking
ssking

No curved display?

61530041
61530041

This is fake 100% this thick bezels for sure is fake

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

The images are very ugly with the side bezzel! My s8 looks much more premium than this.

Confirmed very big disappointing s9 specs. Definitely not upgrading to a Samsung this year

caesantos
caesantos

This is clearly a case of bad photoshop, LOL!

santeripe
santeripe

It’s evleaks, I’d be very careful to say that any major leaks of his like this are fake… He has been right every single time with picture leaks, people doubted the first S8 renders he released because the bottom bezel looked weird, but they turned out to be completely right.

caesantos
caesantos

Well… for me it looks like A8 and A8+. It’s a little bit disappointing.

santeripe
santeripe

The top and bottom bezels are symmetrical, the side bezels are tragic and icons haven’t changed… That wallpaper looks pretty cool though, I can already picture how it’ll be animated (distorted ripples a bit like in the Note 4 unlock animation)

caesantos
caesantos

It’s going to have a new UI but it’s going to use the same icons?

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

The S8 looks better but I’ll still be buying this

Yousef206
Yousef206

So they are going the iphone x route
By making the top and bottom bezels smaller at the expense of the side bezels !!
Those definitely look ugliar than the s8 duo

parshakov
parshakov

I agree, it looks like the Pixel 2 XL which I didn’t like because it looked like a cheap copy of the Galaxy S8.

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