This February 25, the opening date of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be the date indicated for Samsung to announce the successor of the popular super Galaxy S8! This year, Samsung is getting ahead of the vast majority with its launch, since 2017 postponed it until April.
What we can immediately notice with the invitation, is the great emphasis that Samsung is giving to the subject of the camera. Considering how much I appreciate and value a good camera on a smartphone, I am excited to see what Samsung has prepared for us in this section.
What do we know so far?
Through leaks, we know that the S9 will not bring very large static changes compared to the S8. And you don't need them either, the Galaxy S8 is still one of the most attractive phones on the market.
Where we will see changes is at the back where the fingerprint reader has been moved to an easier part to reach. Also, the S9 + – the larger version – would bring a dual-camera setup, like the Note 8, but with both cameras arranged vertically instead of horizontally.
According to rumors, this S9 could have a new sensor capable of recording Full HD videos at 480 frames per second, which would be really impressive. For now, it is the iPhone 8/8 Plus / X that dominates the subject of slow motion, with Full HD at 240 frames per second. The S9 will duplicate this.
Other leaks indicate that the phone could offer a variable aperture, capable of using f / 1.5 in the dark, and f / 2.4 of da. One of the disadvantages of having a lens with a bright aperture, such as f / 1.5, is that when it's too bright or too bright, images can be over-exposed. This, in cameras, is not a problem, since we can close the aperture, use ND filters, and other techniques. But on smartphones? We have a fixed aperture lens, so an f / 1.5 can be detrimental to photos. However, having a variable aperture, which can change from f / 1.5 to f / 2.4, will fix this problem.
This is how a variable aperture lens works, much like a regular camera:
This new phone will bring the Exynos 9810 processor, which we saw in detail here:
We will soon have more details of one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year!
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