Samsung has sent out invites to MWC after months of rumors and leaks about the Galaxy S9. The company had already confirmed that we would see the smartphone during the event but the invite gives a few hints on what might be the biggest improvement of the upcoming phone.
The invite has a huge number 9, pretty much confirming that it’s for the Galaxy S9. But the invitation also has the words “The Camera. Reimagined”. This let us know that the camera will maybe come with new features or that the phone will have a dual camera setup this time.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ had single cameras while the Galaxy Note 8, which was released a few months later, featured dual rear cameras. Recent leaks by Olixar and Ghostek have revealed that at least one of the two phones will feature a dual camera setup. The case listings revealed that the S9+ will have a dual camera setup while the Galaxy S9 will keep the single camera. This would be similar to what Apple has done with the iPhone 7/iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 8 Plus.
The invitation also says that the Unpacked event will happen on February 25, 2018, just a day before MWC officially begins. A few days ago, it was confirmed by a Samsung official that the smartphone would be at the event. It was previously rumored that the smartphone would make a brief appearance at CES but that didn’t happen.
The recent leaks have given the tech world a good idea on what Samsung plans to unveil at MWC 2018. The case listings have not only revealed that the design will remain nearly the same but also that there will be just one big difference between the two versions, the cameras. A small change also appears to have been made after customers didn’t really like the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. In the leaks, we can see that the fingerprint sensor is now located right under the flash and cameras. The Galaxy A8 (2018) already has something similar with the fingerprint sensor under the camera but with the flash on the side.
The Galaxy S8 skipped last year’s event but the Galaxy S series will now return to the event, where it has made appearances many times before. What do you think about the recent leaks? Are you waiting for the Galaxy S9? Let us know in the comments.