More information is starting to leak out about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices, not the least of which is that the devices will feature a new camera, and different internal specs for their respective sizes. While this isn’t new for those in the Apple world (the iPhone 8 and 8+ have different camera modules and features) it would be a first for the Android phone maker Samsung, and probably isn’t a great trend in general.
According to this report from 9to5 Google, both devices will share a new and improved camera module that is reported to feature a variable aperture, shifting between f/2.4 and f/1.5 – this should allow it at the f/1.5 setting to capture more light in darker situations than ever before. Beyond that the differences will be a bit more striking:
- The Galaxy S9 is rumored to have 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, while the S9+ may have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage
- The Galaxy S9 will have the 5.8″ display, and the S9+ the 6.2″ display (unchanged)
- The Galaxy S9 will have the single variable aperture camera, while the S9+ is rumored to add an additional 12MP sensor with fixed aperture in a vertical arrray
Both devices will also have their fingerprint sensor moved into the center of the back of the device, as god and man intended it to be. The photo above hightlights the very similar design language used from last years S8 and S8+ – the rumored launch date is the same as the date on the pic as well; March 16th, 2018.
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