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Alleged Galaxy S9 box features variable aperture camera

By Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The Samsung Galaxy S8+. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

The latest in the never-ending line of Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks has to do with the box. Reddit user minhvn shared an image of what appears to be a Galaxy S9 box, and it looks pretty legit to us. With the expectation that the Galaxy S9 will look a lot like the Galaxy S8, the box shows all the specs you would expect: a 5.8-inch 1440p OLED display, an iris scanner, 64GB of memory, 4GB of RAM, and wireless charging.

The main new addition in the spec list is a 12MP rear camera that lists two camera apertures: f/1.5 and f/2.4. This sounds like the Galaxy S9 will ship with the same variable aperture camera that Samsung has already shipped in the W2018 flip phone. In non-ideal lighting conditions, the W2018 uses the f/1.5 aperture to collect as much light as possible, but in brighter lighting, it switches to f/2.4 for a wider depth of field. Samsung’s $1,500 ($1,500? $1,500!) flip phone doesn’t have a wide distribution, but the gif of this camera working is pretty incredible—just like a DSLR, a set of miniaturized aperture blades open and close with the changing light levels.

Another feature revealed by the spec list is a set of stereo speakers. Again, with the understanding that the Galaxy S9 will look a lot like the Galaxy S8, this most likely means that the earpiece now doubles as a second speaker, and will play along with the usual bottom-firing speaker.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch next month at Mobile World Congress

By Jeff Dunn

Enlarge / The Samsung Galaxy S8. Check out those bezels. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile boss, has confirmed that the company will launch its next flagship Galaxy S smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, according to a ZDNet report.

The report says Koh made the announcement at a press conference during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. ZDNet does not explicitly confirm that the new phone will be called the “Galaxy S9,” but any name other than that would be a surprise. Earlier reports suggested that Samsung would show off the Galaxy S9 and the larger Galaxy S9+ at CES this week, but that hasn’t happened.

Samsung unveiled the current Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at its own “Galaxy Unpacked” event in March last year before putting the phones on sale in April. For several years prior to that, however, the company first revealed its latest top-end smartphones at Mobile World Congress, a major conference for the mobile industry. This year’s MWC takes place from February 26 to March 1.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 May Come With a Whole New Desktop Dock, Called DeX Pad

By Radu Iorga

Since we’ve just entered December, it means it’s high time for the Samsung Galaxy S9 production to start. The device could end up being unveiled at CES 2018, but it’s more likely that we’ll see it just before MWC 2018. In the meantime a fresh leak mentions a new generation of desktop dock, called DeX Pad.

This name makes me think of a tablet to be honest and a device that feels like the ASUS PadFone. In spite of that the source refers to an actual dock, one that would convert the Galaxy S9 into a PC replacement, this time without needing a mouse and keyboard. The device’s screen will serve as both, apparently. You will be able to place the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ flat on the desk and use the display as the mouse pad or keyboard.

It’s not very clear how the Galaxy S9 hooks up to the DeX Pad, either by insertion into a special dock with pins and ports, or just USB Type-C. Then there’s that old modularity rumor to consider… The DeX Pad is said to be launching at the same time with the Galaxy S9, but we can’t say when that will happen. The first DeX debuted this Spring and it was an USB Type-C dock, that had the Galaxy S8 on it and hooked up to a monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Its functionality was expanded with the Galaxy Note 8 version, that even included multitasking, gaming features, videocalls and much more. Once again, to me DeX Pad sounds very much like a tablet, a PadFone.

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