Samsung on Wednesday confirmed the Galaxy S9 will officially be announced on Sunday, February 24.
The company sent out invites to press and Tweeted a short teaser, hinting the device’s camera will be reimagined. It’s unclear how the camera will differentiate from last year’s Galaxy S8, though a few previous leaks could provide key details.
The S9 isn’t expected to be a huge refresh for the lineup, though rumors suggest the device’s camera will feature a “Super Speed Dual Pixel” camera with a variable aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) The technology will allow the camera to be more dynamic and adapt to different shooting situations.
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The smaller aperture will be great for low light situations and achieving shallow depth of field. The larger f/2.4 aperture will likely be used for more general shooting, such as of landscapes. According to a leak of a Galaxy S9 retail box, the camera will feature a 12-megapixel sensor.
Outside of an improved camera, the Galaxy S9 is expected to look similar to the Galaxy S8, with a fingerprint sensor below the camera sensor rather than beside it. Meanwhile, specs may include a Snapdragon 845 chip, 4GB of RAM, IP68 water and dust resistance, and an improved iris scanner.
We’ll learn more about the Galaxy S9 at Samsung’s event next month.