After confirming the launch of Galaxy S9 series at Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, Samsung has now posted a series of trailers revealing the camera features and 3D emojis.
Samsung Mobile Korea has released three videos showing off the primary camera's capabilities. The first video shows the slow-motion feature and looks like a clip taken straight out of an action film.
The second video offers a glimpse of the phone's capabilities to take pictures in dark light conditions.
The third video shows the front snapper's facial impression mimicking feature. Unlike 3D-based Animojis of Apple iPhone X, which just mimics the facial impression of the user on pre-selected animals, Galaxy S9 will mimic the owner's face.
In the first image teaser, Samsung had revealed that the Galaxy S9 will redefine camera capabilities and the teasers seem to confirm it.
Samsung Galaxy S9: All you need to know about Android flagship
Samsung's Galaxy S9 (5.8-inch) and S9+ (6.2-inch) will have pretty much same design language, but differ in one aspect.
The generic Galaxy S9 will have just one primary shooter on the back, whereas it's bigger sibling, S9+, is expected to house a dual-camera sensor on lines of the Galaxy Note8.
In terms of over-all design, Samsung has shifted fingerprint sensor location in the upcoming Galaxy S9. In the 2017-series model, the fingerprint sensor was aligned horizontally besides the camera module, which led to users accidentally touching the snapper and leaving smudges the lens cover.
Now, as you can see in the leaked Galaxy S9 series cover-case image, it is translocated below the camera, almost in the center of the back panel.
The Galaxy S9 series will also boast IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, which means that the device can survive up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) underwater for close to 30 minutes.
Like previous years, the 2018-series Samsung Galaxy S9 (S9+) series, depending on the region of sale, is expected to come with two variants, one a 10nm class Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (in the US, China, and select countries) or Samsung's 10nm Exynos 9810 series (in India, Europe, and others).
As for the memory configuration, the standard Galaxy S9 will be offered in two options -- 4GB RAM+64GB storage and 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas the bigger screen version of Galaxy S9+ will be available in 6GB RAM+64GB storage, 6GB RAM+128GB storage and 6GB RAM+256GB models in major markets across the world.
The word on the street is that Samsung has plans to release a limited edition Galaxy S9+ with 6GB RAM and massive 512GB storage in select markets.
Rumour has it that the Galaxy S8 successor will have variable aperture setting options, which will allow users to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures depending on the lighting environment. The former will allow the camera to absorb more light during indoor or dark conditions, while the latter can be used during bright sunny conditions.
The standard Galaxy S9 is expected to boast 12MP primary camera on the back and 8MP front-facing camera. However, the S9 Plus is said to house dual-camera, but there is no information on MP count. It will come with the same 8MP sensor on the front, as seen in the generic model.
Both S9 and S9+ will come with HD 460 fps (frames per second) slow-motion video capability and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
After the official unveiling on February 25, Samsung Galaxy S9 series is expected to be put up for pre-order on March 2 and shipping is expected to commence on March 8. It is likely to hit the stores on March 16.
As far as the pricing is concerned, Samsung's standard Galaxy S9 price is said to start at KRW950,000 (approx.$886/€716/Rs 56,500) and S9+ (base model) is expected to set you back by KRW999,000 (approx. $929/€753/Rs 59,414).