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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is No Longer a Mystery

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A new report out of WinFuture is basically confirming every suspicion we’ve had so far regarding the Samsung Galaxy S9. New press renders of both the S9 and S9 Plus have surfaced and seemingly show off nearly every feature of the devices.

For starters, the S9 and S9 Plus will come with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Infinity displays with Quad HD+ resolutions. Their glass builds will be designed similarly to last year’s S8 and S8 Plus, but feature a repositioned fingerprint sensor below the camera sensor to make it easier to reach.

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Speaking of which, the S9 and S9 Plus will come with 12MP main cameras that will be capable of varying apertures ranging from f/2.4 to f/1.5. This is to make the cameras work better based on how much light the sensor needs to take in. 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. The phones will also be capable of shooting slow-motion videos at 960 fps and have 8MP auto-focusing selfie shooters.

As for specs, we’re expecting to see a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage in the S9. For the S9 Plus, Samsung’s said to up the game with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Respectively, the handsets will packĀ  3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries. They’ll also ship with headphone jacks.

We’re also hearing the new S9 duo will feature stereo speakers that use the earpiece and a bottom-firing grille similar to Apple’s iPhone X. They’ll also sport Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience 9.0 UI on top. And in that software will come some sort of competitor to Apple’s Animoji that will, apparently, be more advanced in some way. We’ll have to wait and see if this actually proves to be useful.

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And yes, Bixby is staying.

Finally, for colors, Samsung is expected to ship the S9 and S9 Plus in Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Arctic Silver. No word on pricing or availability is here yet, but we’ll learn a lot more this Sunday when the handsets are formally unveiled.

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