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Latest Galaxy S9 leak leaves little to the imagination

We’re less than a week away from the official launch of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. While we already know what to expect from the Galaxy S9, a new leak has left little to the imagination. Not only does it reiterate what we’ve heard about the Galaxy S9’s specifications but it also brings some images of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ as well. The leak likely stems from some retailer’s database.

As expected, the design itself is quite similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ with the bottom bezel being noticeably smaller. The placement of the fingerprint sensor below the camera is one major design change. We can also see the new Lilac Purple color in these images.

Galaxy S9 leaked in all its glory

Samsung’s own teasers have suggested that the camera will perhaps be the biggest selling point of its new flagship. The leak reiterates that the Galaxy S9+ has a dual camera and that the camera on both models will feature f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture. This will result in enhanced performance in both low-light and well-lit conditions. Reports about the slow-motion feature supporting up to 960fps have been backed up by this leak though the resolution hasn’t been revealed.

The company will finally be introducing stereo speakers to its flagship smartphones with the Galaxy S9. Tuned by AKG, the stereo speakers will provide surround sound using the bottom-firing speaker and the earpiece which will double as a speaker as well.

No new revelations have been made in this latest Galaxy S9 leak as far as the specifications are concerned. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch 2960 x 1440 pixel resolution 18.5:9 aspect ratio displays, Exynos 9810 processor in most markets as well as 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries.

The base model will feature 64GB of storage and the Galaxy S9 will feature 4GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9+ will get 6GB. Both models will also be available in a dual-SIM variant.

No word as yet on the pricing but Samsung is reportedly going to start taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ on February 25, the very same day that they’re unveiled, with shipments starting March 8.




Update: @evleaks just followed up on this leak with a render of the Galaxy S9 in Titanium Gray. This color will be available in markets outside Europe.

Update 2: More renders have been leaked by @evleaks. It’s just more of the same now.

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Joe Mitri
Joe Mitri

I’m still with Note 4 Exynos version…and everytime a new phone comes out from Samsung, I say this is the one that I’m gonna upgrade to…and then I get blown by the price !
For me I never buy anything that is overpriced…either I wait for the prices to go down, or I stick to what I have…Cause I don’t see a reason that mobile prices are higher than laptops these days ! it’s just ridiculous !

Dushu VacadePlus
Dushu VacadePlus

I know this is not a popular opinion, but oh how I wish they’d lose the edges and rounded screen corners, as they have no utility whatsoever… The lack of a flat model has kept me from upgrading my S7

waquzy
waquzy

S7 looks like a 5 year old phone next to S8

MStuart
MStuart

It looks like a phone with a proper, no nonsense display to me.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Tbh you don’t nktice the edge screen on the s8 and one huge advantage I got from upgrading from the s7 flat to the s8 was the ergonomics and how much nicer it is to use with one hand.

The curved screen help make the width thinner and doesn’t have a Sharpe line that “cuts” into the palm of your hand.

Plus it is a much more handsome phone.

MStuart
MStuart

Agreed. I have no use for the glare and distortion that the silly curves create.

Lucidfer
Lucidfer

So it’s a more expensive S8 with 0.2 f/stop more and slow-mo? Right…right…

So the vast majority of the people who already bought the S8 (one of the biggest consumer mistakes in my life) won’t buy the S9, and those who didn’t buy the S8…have no reason to buy the S9 either?

I think they need a hard slap failure in their face. The prices abuses and the floor-scrapping greed need to stop somehow.

zorro009
zorro009

honestly, I don’t see the reasoning behind your comment. what was your experience with the S8

gtone339
gtone339

S9 = S8 with features updated & including new features that weren’t part of the S8, e.g. Dual Camera aperture, 3D-like emoji

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

No dual camera for s9

gtone339
gtone339

I didn’t mention the S9+, only the regular S9.

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

They way they provided software update and security update., lag on keyboard on my note 8. It’s obvious will never consider Samsung and wont suggest anyone.

juliospinoza
juliospinoza

I have the Note 8 Snapdragon US unlocked version and I have the January update and no lag at all. Matter of fact, I am receiving the monthly secure update since Octuber, maybe you should ask your carrier whats wrong with the updates

gyxter
gyxter

so many people judging the phone from it’s looks when all the features have not been revealed yet.

sk1887
sk1887

and they’re not even seeing what is inside either. so much under the hood, probably it isn’t the phone for them. The actual renders look very impressive. will see

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

What can I say, nothing exciting or worth while to upgrade from a s8. Especially with the over inflated prices with little to no value of improvement

As for people upgrading from the s7, the s8 is a better option in terms of same design and specs but at big price difference. Unless they are after the s9+ but after using the s8+ and the s8. The larger model is very hard to use and not pocket friendly

zorro009
zorro009

Why do people think that you should upgrade every damn time Samsung releases a new phone!!!! I usually upgrade every 3 years – not because I don’t have the money- but I have the brain to determine that even my old trusty S3 still capable of serving 90% of my needs -even with the lower resolution camera. Before upgrading to the note 8 lately, my s6 edge was a fantastic device that I was sure it could last me another 2 years- the Oreo rumoer will be a plus. the problem that I broke the screen twice and so I… Read more »

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Actually i dont care about the new phone as i will not buy it.
After the Update desaster with the Note 8 i think twice what to buy. Still hope for an improved Note 9 but have lost faith a bit

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

What Note 8 disaster? You mean, that it hasn’t got Oreo first? because you realise that since the Note 4 – the S series has had priority. I was shocked at first to find that my S6 edge+ at the time of the Note 5 was not getting Marshmallow until the S6s got it. and then the S7s would have gotten the Nougat update before the Note7s had they not been recalled (the beta was already out). and now they’re doing it again with the S8s – one of the reasons why I got the 8+ instead of waiting for… Read more »

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

You are right the S Series has a much better support. I expect from Highpriced phones an equal Update policy. If i dont get that then i have to look for alternatives. I dont print my money myself.
Problem is that i dont want to miss the pen on the Note8 therefore i either sacrifice the pen and switch brand as i can get similar phones for a better price or i i wait for the Note 9 and hope the best.
Btw Oreo is not so important to me. More important are the Security Updates

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I am a Note fan at heart, but could never afford one and the Note 5 never came here. I feel once I get the Note I wouldn’t want to go back but I do look forward to software updates; so I got the S8+

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Well I didnt like the fingerprint position on it and was hoping for a better solution so i waited for the note 8. Samsung is not anymore what it was before. Very sad

Shenoysiddhant
Shenoysiddhant

Might also be so that the note remains the most stable phone when related to bugs I guess

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

LOL! the phone isn’t even unveiled yet and Samsung is confirmed to be treating Europe as 2nd class citizens! WHY is the grey being taken from us? Fair enough if they make it an exclusive to one market or another – but to everyone except Europeans?? would love to know what we did to make them dislike us so. Also, there is still hope for actual dual speakers, instead of using the earpiece (which I am not a fan of) – not seen the top or bottom of the device yet, and unlike other manufacturers (Apple) the sound graphics come… Read more »

61530041
61530041

Amazing

Rich Hamilton
Rich Hamilton

S9 Will cost 849€ and S9+ 949€ and both will come in Black, Blue and Lilac Purple. This Info is confirmed for the Spanish market. This I have seen on a Spanish retailer’s internal stock management system.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Crazy prices, but hey, people keep buying so…

utvic99
utvic99

In our country S9 is gonna cost 1000€ and S9+ 1100€ for sure. And Note 9 will cost 1300€

djcbs
djcbs

Then again the S9 is so unimaginative that we weren’t making much of an effort anyway.

strazzi
strazzi

looks beter the previous leeks.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Well, at least leaks can’t give away all the new software they’re planning on unveiling for SE 9.5