The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is just two weeks away – it’s set for February 25th at Mobile World Congress (MWC) – but it looks like some of this event’s thunder has been stolen.
This is mobile carrier Orange seems to have accidentally leaked detailed specs for the handset online on a website run by its Romanian division. Naturally, the page has been pulled down, but not before the world got a real eyeful of the device.
While leaks happen all the time, it’s probably a safe bet that Orange is now off Samsung’s Christmas card list. Well, at least the Romanian branch, because this is the same division that listed the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of launch. Whoops!
So what was revealed? Well, unsurprisingly it the S9 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD OLED display and support for 4G+, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The page also said that the phone would have an octa-core Exynos 8895 chipset under the hood, but most tech pundits believe this is an error, since it was featured in the S8. It also confirmed a 12MP rear camera with super fast aperture, but that detail was already out in the wild.
One interesting detail was the mention of 3D Touch for the display, but since that’s an Apple branded feature, this may change before the launch day.
Now we all wait with baited breath for MWC…[Source: Forbes]