Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is the talk of the town these days. With leaks detailing pretty much all you need to know about the phone, fans know everything the upcoming flagship has to offer.
The latest leak reveals the announcement, pre-order and launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S9. A famous “leaker”, Evan Blass, has revealed that according to a “C-level executive at a major casemaker” the phone will be unveiled at February 26th.
Following the announcement, the Galaxy S9 will be up for pre-orders by March 1st and will be shipped starting from March 16th.
According to a C-level executive at a major casemaker, the go-to-market schedule for Galaxy S9 / S9+ is as follows:
Launch – 2/26
Pre-orders – 3/1
Ships/releases – 3/16
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 16, 2018
Usually Samsung launches its flagship S series phones at Mobile World Congress in February. However, last year, the South Korean tech giant delayed the announcement by a month, organizing its own “Galaxy Unpacked” event.
Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with a 5.8″ Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960) resolution with a similar design as the S8. This time it will feature a fingerprint sensor below the camera as opposed to the side on the previous model.
It will retain the IP 68 water and dust resistance rating. What’s new is stereo speakers and wireless charging support, both of which were not present on the S8.
The S9 will be powered by Samsung’s home-baked Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (depending on the market). It will have 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The back camera will have a 12 MP, variable aperture lens (f/1.5,f/2.4), a first for a smartphone, with a super slow mo video recording option (possibly the rumored 1000 fps mode). Up front it will have a 8 MP camera.
Details on the pricing are still unavailable however, considering minimal changes from last year, you can expect it to cost about the same as the S8 (around $700). The plus version will likely cost $100 more.