Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks leave little to the imagination

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As is practically tradition at this point, numerous official renderings of the S9 have leaked out (mostly from VentureBeat's Evan Blass).

We are now less than one week out from the reveal of the Galaxy S9.

So I guess, the Samsung Galaxy S10 would be the most anticipated phone.

Samsung has sent out invites, confirming that the Galaxy S9 launch will happen on February 25.

Both devices will have a almost identical "Infinity Display" with curved edges on both sides on the devices - much like on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ from a year ago. The most noteworthy of them all was its fingerprint scanner's placement which was awkward for most. It's missing an Ethernet port, though we might not judge by this as Wi-Fi is pretty much acceptable and widely used everywhere - and the S9 will likely have the "currently-the-best" one built-in too, so that's fine from our end. Besides the back, the Galaxy S9 duo might also get dual cameras on the front as well. There is an 8-megapixel camera in its front for selfies.

These cameras will also support "Super Slow Mo" recording which is described as a 480 Hz slow-motion 720p video. The S9 will be also equipped with AKG tuned stereo speakers that will produce surround-sound effect.

The report speculates that S9 will be cheaper than the starting price of last year's Galaxy Note 8, which was roughly $930, but that it is possible for the S9+ will be more expensive than the Note, possibly encroaching on the iPhone X's $1,000 starting price. Those who already installed the update can keep on using it, but anyone who downloaded the firmware to their handsets and hadn't installed it will have the files automatically deleted from their phones. It only has a Snapdragon 660 inside, which is from Qualcomm's mid-tier SoC line - a bit less powerful than the Snapdragon 845 that is rumoured to power Samsung's upcoming flagship.

RAM: While the Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB RAM, the Galaxy S9+ will come with 6GB RAM. The battery capacity of both the phones is expected to remain the same as their predecessor at 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh, which should last longer than the Galaxy S8 series, given that the newer processors are much more power efficient. But Elephone has really placed the phone in a weird spot with its US$420 pricing.

REUTERS/Andrew KellyA Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York August 13, 2015. Now, the device has been spotted on a benchmarking website, giving us a glimpse into its key features. The phones are expected to be made available for preorder on March 1st, and the release date is said to be set for March 16th.

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