Results: bring on the variable aperture!

Results: bring on the variable aperture!
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are about to come out near the end of this month and, thanks to a bunch of prolific leaksters, we've got a pretty good idea how they will look and what features they will have. Well, allegedly — you know, nothing is set in stone. But a lot of sources are cross-confirming a lot of the data.

So, we even have the phone's alleged retail box, giving us a clear-cut look at its upcoming features. We are quite hyped about them and if you were to ask us which one we are most excited about... we'd take a while to respond. Is it the overdue inclusion of stereo speakers? Or the variable aperture that's going to bring some cool macro shots? Or the new intelligent facial scan, which would sort of mimic Face ID?

We thought we'd ask you!

Unsurprisingly, a ton of people are interested in the variable aperture. After all, it a) looks cool and b) we've no idea how exactly it's going to work, so there's excitement in that mystery. But the same amount of people are glad that they will finally be getting stereo speakers. Well, we hope Samsung delivers!

Which of these (rumored) Galaxy S9 features are you most excited about?

Variable aperture!
31.79%
Stereo speakers, finally!
36.05%
Intelligent face scan
5.34%
Telephoto camera and Portrait Mode on the Galaxy S9+
12.28%
The fingerprint scanner at the... right place
14.53%

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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)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I can definitely see the fingerprint sensor on the lower side of excitement, by now Galaxy S8 and Note 8 users should be used to that fingerprint sensor next to the camera or LED flash

2. livngston

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I think the movement of the fingerprint sensor is a step in wrong direction. It's perfectly placed on the s8+.

12. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

While the placement fiasco was overblown, and I'm sure most owners got used to it just fine, saying that it's "perfectly placed" is objectively wrong. You are allowed to have your preferences obviously, but if we're gonna have an honest and objective discussion, no matter how big of a fan you may be, it's pretty hard to argue that it couldn't have been placed in a more natural position. It could have, and should have been placed better. It looks like Samsung realizes this as well.

3. edduuuard

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 21, 2017

The title is WRONG !!!!" people want (front) stereo speakers more than variable aperture camera !!

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1523; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Couldn't care less for stereo speakers personally, but you are right, it has the most votes.

11. edduuuard

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 21, 2017

Phonearena have this pool with this exit People vot tell they like most stereo speakers !!! So, I care less what you think about it, but is like steal the vote of people ! So putting a WRONG TITLE OF WINNER ELEMENT is just a big lie, a downturn of what people vote ! This is totally wrong phone arena ! This became just a fake news. Shame on you. You are not trusted any more .

10. nadavcool543

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

But PhoneArena editors like variable aperture camera so f**k the readers ):

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1523; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Bring on the variable aperture, might actually reduce the light intake enough for a long exposure shot during day light. The S7 cannot do it, images are so severely over exposed that it's difficult to even fix a RAW image in Lightroom.

7. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Variable aperture will not be able to solve that problem as there is simply too much light. You would need multiple ND filters to do actual long exposures in daylight. It's definitely doable as my man Max explains.https://youtu.be/jxuktbK-30g

6. ah_sukk_it

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 18, 2018

of all their history not knowing much about photography to review cameras, this was the final stamp of approval for me. variable aperture has NOTHING to do with with shooting macro. and no variable aperture can shoot macro magnifications. some can do pretty good magnification, but they are far and few in between. this is but just one reason I never look at PA video or camera reviews. you need to a photographer to review gear. they clearly lack in the area. but, pa is a hype blog. writing truth or lies as they wish.

9. Rager722

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Phonearena wants to put up what they want and could care less about the people... smh

13. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

I'm surprised they didn't manage to shoehorn a comment about the iPhone X in there to be honest.

14. Jrod99

Posts: 704; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Sorry PA. Wrong. Bring on the stereo speakers. Keep trying though. You will figure it out. Eventually.

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