Samsung confirmed this week that its next flagship phone will be
unveiled in February. We didn’t get an exact date, but the company
usually times the announcement to coincide with Mobile World Congress,
an annual expo set for February 26-March 1. So you can expect the Galaxy S9 to debut around then.
An alleged retail box for the Galaxy S9 leaked this week on Reddit,
revealing a long list of hardware included in the new phone. If the leak
is to be believed (and it does look pretty official), the S9 won’t be a
huge upgrade when it comes to specs. Expect the same high-resolution
5.8-inch display, the same internal storage options (64GB), the same
memory (4GB of RAM), the same special earbuds, and the same
The Galaxy S9 could add a few new
photography features that make it a worthwhile upgrade. The Reddit leak
mentions “super slow-mo” video, and rumors has it the phone will be able
to capture video at 1,000 frames per second. That’s a nice step up from
the Galaxy S8, which maxed out at 240fps.
it looks like Samsung could come up with a response to Apple’s
face-scanning technology. Earlier this month, the company revealed its
latest processor chip, the Exynos 9810, which offers face detection and
will likely power at least some versions of the Galaxy S9 Plus. The Exynos 9810 could potentially match Face ID. It could also help Samsung copy Apple iPhone X popular feature.