Samsung Galaxy S9 launch; official launch date set for MWC 2018-01-26

It has been rumored for some time now, but it is official that the Samsung Galaxy S9 range will be launched at Samsung’s Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress that will come up in Barcelona on 25th February 2018 at 12 pm (EST).

For those of you that are eager for the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch, Samsung will live stream the unveiling of all Galaxy S9-related events from its Samsung US Newsroom website.

According to the information and imagery release in conjunction with the announcement, it is now clear that Samsung is going to provide big changes to the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus photographic capability.

Samsung Galaxy S9 reimagines the camera

Samsung in a statement said, “Samsung Electronics will showcase the next generation of Galaxy device that reimagines the camera and redefines the way you share your moment.” Could we be getting HDR video capture with the new Samsung devices? We hope so.

Samsung will equip its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with a primary megapixel rear camera that can shoot with F1.5 aperture, which is the largest aperture ever seen on any smartphone. It offers the potential to deliver leading high speed (up to 120fps 4K video) and the low light performance.

Well, there is bad news as well. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will sport a dual camera (providing optical zoom functionality), the Galaxy S9 will sport only a single module. Considering the fact that Google Pixel 2 is already delivering the best photo with single camera, this is not the end of the world, but it’s actually the first time we’ll not be seeing both Samsung phones with the same capabilities. Customers may be forced to go for a more expensive Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

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For now, that is all we’ve heard from Samsung, so we will have to wait for next month February to find out if the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will truly last longer, despite not changing the batteries, keep its headphone jack or sport an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

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