We are expecting the Samsung Galaxy S9 next month at MWC 2018, but some specs might have been leaked by an alleged retail box that got pictured. Though most of the specs look similar to what we have for Galaxy S8, there are few interesting additions – stereo speakers and variable aperture for the Dual Pixel 12 MP camera.
According to the box, f/1.5 / f/2.4, meaning Samsung will implement a variable aperture like the one in the Chinese-exclusive Samsung W2018.
Such a variable aperture flagship is yet to been seen aside the one seen on the M8910 Pixon12 and the Nokia N86. Guess Samsung has discover a new use for it.
The camera is expected to also shoot Super Slow-mo videos, so 1000fps videos might finally be seen according to rumours back in early 2017. Another nice feature that should have come earlier is stereo speakers, tuned by AKG. Now proper stereo speakers are unlikely given the leaked renders as they indicate even slimmer bezels than the Galaxy S8. What we are more likely to get is the earpiece acting as the second one.
Other specs attached to the retail box include plenty of similarities to the current Galaxy S8. The display unit will have a Super AMOLED panel with Quad HD+ resolution (1440 x 2960 pixels). The RAM will be 4 GB, and the internal storage is 64 GB. The selfie camera will be 8 MP with AF.
The phone will support wireless charging and will come with AKG earphones. It will also be IP68 Water & Dust Resistant.