Of course, current (and long time) Samsung users might already be a little frustrated by the extent it has taken to receive this update on their Galaxy devices. We'll have to wait and see if this actually proves to be useful. A year ago at MWC, Samsung choose to unveil the S8 phones at a separate even and showed of the Galaxy Tab S3 and a Galaxy Book 2-in-1. There's no confirmed release yet, but rumors are pointing to March 8th. The devices are scheduled to launch on 25th February during MWC.
Camera receives a renewed focus on the new smartphones. Various other smartphone makers such as HTC and others have equipped their smartphones with stereo speakers for years, but Samsung never joined this trend. The phones will also come with a dedicated Bixby button on the left just like it is in the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. Thankfully, the regular 3.5mm headphone jack that Apple and others have thrown away will remain, according to leaked images of the bottom of the phone posted by Blass on Twitter.
The new camera layout moves the fingerprint reader lower down on the back of the device, which should be a plus.
Press Invite for the Galaxy S9/S9+ Unveiling on February 25th
First, you can see a person holding the Galaxy S9 with an emphasis on not one but two speakers.
The selfie camera is built around an 8-megapixel camera, F/1.7 aperture, and autofocus. The company is also rumored to offer an Animoji-like feature to users, although details are scant on that one for now. 3D emoji can also be coming along with the improvements made to the camera sensors on the front.
The front of the Galaxy S9. Fresh renders of the Galaxy S9 series have revealed colour options, and a separate leak has outed specifications of the upcoming range. Exclusively on the S9 Plus, you'll find a secondary 12MP shooter that will capture depth information and let you take portrait mode photos like on the Galaxy Note 8.