An alleged photo of the Galaxy S9’s retail box has leaked revealing its complete specifications. It is unclear if the leaked image of the retail box is genuine or not, but given that the handset is just over a month away from its official unveiling and how its design closely matches the retail box of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, its unlikely to be fake.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date, Price, News and Rumors
Samsung’s President DJ Koh has confirmed at CES 2018 that it would be unveiling the Galaxy S9, its first flagship smartphone of the year, at MWC next month.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are a pair of 2018’s highly anticipated devices, with at least one key change that should elevate the design above its predecessors, and clamp down on previous complaints.
Samsung is likely preparing to release the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at MWC in February next year. So far, the handsets have leaked in a few renders and we have heard quite a bit about them as well. Worryingly for many perhaps, reports pointed to Samsung following in the footsteps of Apple and Google and ditching the headphone jack on its upcoming flagship.
Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, have already leaked in few renders. Today, some more case renders of the handsets have leaked which shows off their beautiful design.
Steve H a.k.a. @OnLeaks on Twitter has leaked the renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which is expected to be announced in February next year. It’s still too early to tell if these leaks will materialize, but it’s worth mentioning that OnLeaks was spot on with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ leaks earlier this year, thus giving some credence to this particular leak as well.
Samsung will likely announce its next flagship, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year. While a report from Korea claims the announcement will take place on February 27, a more plausible date seems to be February 26th.
A new report from Korea points to Samsung using a higher resolution iris scanner on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The new iris scanner on the device will feature a 3MP resolution compared to the 2MP one found on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.
Samsung has a positive streak with the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8, and it will look to capitalize on that next year.
Now that Apple has debuted the iPhone X with Face ID, all major smartphones launching next year will also feature some kind of facial recognition. Samsung already includes face recognition and iris scanning on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, but the speed and security of the scanners leave a lot to be desired.