Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box leaks exciting details!

Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box leaks exciting details!
With the time for the next Galaxy S flagship fast approaching, the leaks and rumors about the device have been piling up. Yesterday, DJ Koh (president of Samsung Mobile) himself confirmed that the handset would be unveiled at MWC 2018 — that starts on the 26th of February! We've heard reports and seen renders of dual cameras, a proper fingerprint scanner placement, AKG earphones and so much more.

But today, we got a real treat! Well, an alleged "real treat"... but we are still having a hard time holding our excitement.

A Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box was allegedly shot in the wild and leaked online. The picture shows the specs, as they are listed on the box, in full, and there are a couple of tidbits to be giddy about.

So, we've got the standard things we would expect from the Galaxy S9 — a 5.8-inch screen, IP 68 water- and dust-resistance, iris scanner, wireless charging. And then, we've got the sweet stuff:

The camera is listed as a 12 MP shooter with an aperture of F1.5 / F2.4. Wondering why it's two different numbers? Well, a rumor has been saying that Samsung might have variable aperture on its next flagship — one that can mechanically open and close, kind of like on an actual dedicated camera! And it's not that far-fetched, too — Samsung already has the tech on a top-tier flip phone it sells in China (though, said phone costs north of $3000). Here's a more detailed explanation of the supposed new features for you.



Then, we have "Super Slow-mo", which reaffirms rumors that Samsung might be answering Sony's own 960 FPS slow-motion mode.

Moving down, we see "Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG". So, not only will Samsung finally be bringing dual speakers to its flagships, they might end up sounding quite awesome with the help of AKG! At the bottom, we also have "Earphones tuned by AKG", which coincides with a few reports we've heard thus far.

All of this sounds super-exciting! The Galaxy S9 may be yet another killer handset by Samsung and an exciting glimpse at what the poweruser's darling — the Galaxy Note 9 — might end up packing!

source: Reddit

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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78 Comments

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 529; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This is great news! If true, Samsung finally decided to put stereo speakers on their flagship device. As for the camera, it will definitely be great again. I don't mind having a single rear camera since the ported Google Pixel 2 camera apk includes the beautiful portrait mode praised even by iPhone users. It's also great considering the fact that they maintained the same display size for both S9 and S9+. Great job, Samsung!

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Same old design, even the RAM is still 4GB LOL! Camera is not a new thing, instead of using 2 separate lenses they use 2 in 1 lens, what s the big deal? Outcome is the SAME no matter what....lol Maybe it'll be faulty as it is fairly new and has moving parts (aperture) in it. If it was Apple it wouldn't matter because there are people who buy the iPhone no matter what, but this is Android. There are plenty of good choices these days for android.

19. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Have you replaced the battery of your slow a$$ iPhone ?

26. MrFreeman

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

You deluded rat. Have you ever considered that some aren't power users? how many multi task heavily on their phones? I'd say 4GB would suffice for the average smartphone owner, especially with optimised software. Hmm and the majority of those people buying Apple don't make logical decisions and blindly purchase the phone because loyalty matters right? Samsung still remains a top competitor in the android market, alternatives have a lot of flaws, very few come close.

52. chris2k5

Posts: 240; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

LOL WHAT? SAMSUNG EXPLODES. HUGE FLAW

55. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

thats funny since the iphone 8 batteries are exploding and swelling also dont forget apples phones are the only phones that have killed people multiple people. and scared kids for life with the battery exploding in pockets.

63. MrFreeman

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

At least Samsung took accountability for what happened with the Note 7 and took measures to prevent it in future phones they release. What did Apple do? blame the user, per usual.

45. Man_Utd

Posts: 165; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

"If it was Apple it wouldn't matter because there are people who buy the iPhone no matter what, but this is Android. There are plenty of good choices these days for android." So true... a vast majority of iPhone users are sheeps. It's nice to have choices.

47. fyah_king unregistered

I sheep does not like choices.

38. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm ready to see the specs of the S9+! If one camera has all that tech stuffed in it imagine that x2! I'm ready to put this X down for a bit, it's gotten a little boring except for the games I play on iMessage... Kinda wished Samsung would implement something like that...

56. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

they did years ago they had there own sms service no one used it for the most part since everything was android.

39. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Is no one paying attention to the fact that the box implies that you'll be able to choose whether your screen has rounded or squared corners? Sammy is throwing the kitchen sink into their phones these days, sheesh. Still not paying a month's rent for a phone, though. Enough is enough of this price hiking with phones.

48. luis.aag90

Posts: 272; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I interpreted that line as the screen being 5.6 inches if you don't count the rounded corners, but I may be wrong. As for the phone's price, I never pay MSRP, I always wait 1 or 2 months and save 100-200 USD. That's what I saved on my Note 8

61. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

@SYSTEM_LORD No. This is wrong. There's no choice in choosing. It's one screen, with measurements with or without the rounded corners.

54. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHHA i said the same thing f the camera stereo speakers hell yeah but i think this is fake because of the 4gb ram

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hope it's under 1k. Killer combo of true

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

That variable F1.5-F2.4 aperture will be great for low light & landscape.

4. Menkara

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

At the end of first sentence you mention JBL instead of AKG.

5. paul.k

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oh, snap Thanks!

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

JBL AKG same difference. They're all under the same corporate umbrella

16. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

AkG JBL , they are all under Samsung

7. leotrim

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

4gb ram !

11. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Didn't samsung fanboys say 4GB ram in android flagship in 2018 is a failure. So I guess S9 is already a failure. LOL.

24. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I think the plus will have 6GB. So at least there is a choice. It's a major failure from Samsung's part though. And yes, 4GB RAM in 2018 should only be in midrangers.

27. cmdacos

Posts: 3974; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

For us power users yes. Most won't notice a difference.

49. luis.aag90

Posts: 272; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I thought the same. 3 years in a row with 4GB is not good enough, hopefully they'll optimize even further and up the RAM to 6GB on the final product or at least offer a 6GB variant. Not everyone wants to purchase the Plus version to get all the bells and whistles.

60. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

It's actually the 4th year in a row with 4GB RAM. My S6 Edge+ from 2015 has 4GB.

66. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Well, not quite. The plus model will not have 4GB RAM. The S9+ is to be launched with 6. And if we are talking about plus models anyway, then the Note 8 had 6GB in 2017 already. It's an issue with the regular sized S variant. I don't know why Samsung is ignoring the one that made the galaxy line actually popular.

57. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

it will if its 4gb it will be slow to no sales samsung people dont buy if it looks the same

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

YAY!!!

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