Samsung just confirmed it’s going to be revealing the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the MWC 2018, and now there’s a ton of information about the flagship pair thanks to 2 separate leaks. The first is courtesy the ever-reliable Evan Blass, while the second is through a website called SamCentral which dug through an APK teardown of the Galaxy Note 8’s Oreo beta build.
The images above indicate that Samsung isn’t deviating too much from its established pattern for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The two look very similar to last year’s duo, but with slightly thinner bezels at the bottom. While the borders at the sides seem to be thicker, a closer look reveals that it just appears that way because of the way the gray is more pronounced along the edge.
A follow-up tweet reveals that Samsung’s going to introduce a selfie mode where users will be allowed to create animated avatars which are similar to Apple’s Animoji. Over on VentureBeat, Blass claims that the smartphones will adopt a Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 processor and shoot super slow-mo 720p videos at 480fps which kick into action when it detects rapid movement.
The Galaxy S9 pair is also getting its hands on 8MP front-facing shooters, bottom-facing stereo speakers, and variable apertures of f/1.5 and f/2.4 for the main 12MP camera. The S9+ gets an extra 12MP lens to play around with. That’s not the only difference between the phones. The S9 has a 5.8-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of ROM, while the S9+ has a 6.2-inch display, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of ROM.
As for the second leak, Samsung’s introducing some new tools like Intelligent Scan, 3D stickers, and Tag Shot. The first blends iris and face scanning for better accuracy in low or bright light (see the video above), the second lets owners add stickers or images to photos and edit their depth, and the third adds location and weather data as a tag to images.