The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2018, and today some spec details for the upcoming Android flagship may have leaked.
A photo that claims to show the retail box for the Galaxy S9 has surfaced. Judging by the gloved hand and the timing of the leak, it’s possible that this box has recently rolled off the production line.
According this packaging, the Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, much like the Galaxy S8 before it. Also included is a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS, like the GS8. What’s interesting is that there are two apertures listed, f/1.5 and f/2.4, suggesting that the camera could switch apertures.
Also included in this leaked spec list is an 8-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM 64GB of storage, IP68 water and dust resistance, and wireless charging. In addition to the bundled AKG headphones, the GS9 reportedly comes with stereo speakers that’ve been tuned by AKG.
Rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 will be very similar to the Galaxy S8, and this leak appears to back that rumor up. Many of these specs are similar to those included with the Galaxy S8, but there are some notable updates, like the AKG stereo speakers and camera with apertures that can change. There are other new features that may come to the GS9, too, like a Snapdragon 845 processor.
Will you be interested in the Galaxy S9 if this leaked spec list holds true?
Samsung’s upcoming ‘Galaxy S9’ smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device’s packaging, which also claims it to have a similar-sized display to its predecessor, last year’s Galaxy S8. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Google doesn’t bundle its Pixel 2 phones with earphones, but one man’s Verizon device came with empty packaging for what looks like a wired version of Pixel Buds, or at least earphones in that style, as spotted by Android Police. Google has since confirmed to the publication that that was an early package design but didn’t explain how it made its way into a customer’s hands.
User Lucas Everett tweeted photos of the packaging and booklet from his Pixel 2 box, which shows a wired pair of earphones with a USB-C connection and an in-line remote. The booklet shows the earbuds can be adjusted by resizing the cord to form a smaller or bigger loop (like the Pixel Buds). Everett tweeted that the Verizon store said none of the other boxes included…
Like many flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren’t cheap. But while companies like Samsung and Apple try to make you feel a little better about your $ 700-1000 purchase by including a pair of earphones in the box, Google doesn’t. But some seemingly preproduction packaging that one guy got inside his Verizon Pixel 2’s box indicates that Google had at least been seriously considering it.
@madebygoogle My @verizon Pixel 2 included an empty place in box for earbuds, and they were mentioned in booklet.