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Key Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs reiterated in detailed components report

By Adrian Diaconescu January 19, 2018, 9:50 am

We already know a great deal about the specs and features of the fast-approaching Samsung Galaxy S9, and pretty much everything that will make the GS9+ stand out, but just in case you were craving additional insight into the two’s internal structure, Korea’s ET News has come out with a crazy detailed report based on supply chain intel.

Something tells us these are more than assumptions or educated guesses, and although a large part of the information was already set in stone, it’s always nice to see corroborating evidence and in-depth data come together to complete such an exciting puzzle.

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Unsurprisingly, Samsung is expected to manufacture the Galaxy S9 and S9+ rear cameras in-house, going with a trendy dual lens arrangement for the latter version only, while the former will almost certainly settle for a single 12MP OIS shooter.

But even the “regular” S9 should hold a neat trick up its sleeve in so-called variable aperture technology bringing phones closer than ever to advanced DSLR operation. Depending on surrounding lighting conditions, you’ll be able to take snapshots with anywhere between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture values.

The two Galaxy S9 variants will purportedly also share an 8MP front-facing camera with autofocus and iris recognition functionality, although the smaller model is actually expected to combine the two in a single package, whereas the S9+ should separate the iris camera from the standard selfie shooter.

Speaking of size, it’s no longer a secret the GS9 will measure 5.77 inches in screen diagonal and pack a 3000mAh battery, with the Galaxy S9+ likely to bump that up to a 6.22-inch “Infinity Display” and 3500mAh cell.

Interestingly, the two next-gen flagship phones could both use a so-called “Substrate Like PCB”, or SLP, instead of a traditional printed circuit board, saving precious internal space technically allowing them to fit larger batteries inside smaller overall bodies.

Finally, Y-OCTA (Your On-Cell Touch AMOLED) screen technology is going mainstream, helping Samsung reduce costs in the production process of lighter and thinner OLED panels than ever.

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