The Galaxy S9+ has been spotted on Geekbench for the first time. And, lastly, we have several more “sharper “images of the two phones as well.
Samsung, as customary will use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon and in-house Exynos chipsets on its flagship series. Galaxy S9 in the US will launch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, while global markets will get the Exynos 9810 chipset model.
In terms of memory, the smaller Galaxy S9 could pack 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Galaxy S9 + could offer 6GB of RAM with 64GB onboard storage as well.
Samsung’s first official teasers for the Galaxy S9 duo showed off the camera features. For starters, the smartphones will have a “super slo-mo” feature, low-light photography, and iPhone-X like Animoji.
Specs wise, Galaxy S9 is said to sport a single 12-megapixel rear camera, while Galaxy S9+ features dual 12-megapixel cameras. Up front, both models are expected to feature an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
More expected features include f/1.5 aperture, optical image stabilization and dual-pixel auto-focus.
In yet another set of renders, reputed tipster Evan Blass has released larger, unmarked images of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The renders, at the least, confirm the design of the flagship duo, which will be similar to the Galaxy S8 in many aspects.
Talking about performance, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has been spotted for the first time on benchmarking portal Geekbench’s database. The smartphone scored an impressive 3773 in single-core performance and 9024 in multi-core performance. However, this is still below the single-core score of 4188 and multi-core score of 10069 set by the Apple iPhone X last year. Smaller sibling Galaxy S9 was seen on Geekbench’s database earlier this month. The phone scored a decent 3648 in single-core and 8894 in multi-core performance. Samsung will be livestreaming the event and you catch all the action here.
For water and dust resistance, the smartphones will be IP68 certified. Samsung is also rumored to introduce AKG produced Dolby Surround sound on the Galaxy S9 series.
For power, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ could be fueled by 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries respectively. Also, reports positively assure that a 3.5mm audio jack will be present.
Following its unveiling on February 25, the Galaxy S9+ duo could go up for pre-orders the very same day. The smartphones are rumored to start shipping as early as March 8.. TechRadar now cites sources claiming that the Galaxy S9 will cost GBP 739 (roughly Rs. 66,600) in the UK, compared to the GBP 689 (roughly Rs. 62,100) price tag of the Galaxy S8.