As the tech world shifts its attention from CES 2018 to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, an image showing an alleged retail box of Samsung Galaxy S9 has emerged detailing some of the key features of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone.
The image, which originally seen on Reddit, shows various key specifications of the Galaxy S9. It shows us that the handset will come with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with rounded corners, similar to the last year’s Galaxy S8. On the box, it also mentions an 8-megapixel AF selfie camera, IP68-certified water- and dust-resistant build, Iris scanner, 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and wireless charging support. However, the most noticeable mentioning on the box is the Super Speed technology that accompanies a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel camera sensor. The new camera tech will also enable the smartphone to offer a ‘Super Slow-mo’ mode.
Alongside the Super Speed technology, the leaked image shows that the Galaxy S9 camera will come with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and have two different aperture sizes – f/1.5 and f/2.4. The variable aperture could potentially allow the user to pick the one that best suits the environment.
The box also specifies that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will include stereo speakers tuned by AKG as well as AKG-tuned earphones. It is yet to be revealed whether the smartphone would have two front-firing speaker modules, similar to the Pixel 2 XL, or one bottom speaker and one hidden under the front-facing earpiece, just like the iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 models.
As Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business President DJ Koh at a CES press conference confirmed, the next Galaxy S-Series flagship will debut at MWC 2018 next month.