Network Accidentally Reveals Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs Two Weeks Early

By Tom Pritchard on at

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to take place on 25th February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but as is the way with modern phone launches it's basically a formality. Details about the S9 have been leaking since the release of the S8 (at the very least), so we already have a pretty good idea on what to expect. That doesn't mean we don't take notice when phone networks accidentally release the phone's specs ahead of time.

Romania's Orange network accidentally published a page for the S9 over the weekend, and while it was quickly pulled it didn't stop the intrepid minds of the internet noticing and making notes. Or accessing cached versions of the page after the fact. There's not a lot of new information, but it is pretty revealing.

The page confirms that the regular-sized S9 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD SUPER AMOLED Infinity Display, which shouldn't be a surprise considering the models that were released last year. It also claims the octa-core Exynos 8895 processor, though that's likely an error seeing as that chipset was already included in the Galaxy S8. It kind of throws the rest of the information into doubt, but we'll soldier on.

What is interesting to note is the page claims the phone will have '3D Touch', which means force touch features might finally be making their way to a Samsung flagship. In the screen that is.The Galaxy S8 did include pressure sensitivity, but only on the home button. I assume the company will try to distance itself from the term 3D Touch, though, because that's the name Apple uses.

Also mentioned is the aperture on the camera, which sticks with the usual 12MP sensor most expensive phones have these days. It seemingly confirms what we've heard in previous links, that the phone will be able to dynamically switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. It'll be interesting to see how that will work, and how Samsung tries to sell as a feature regular phone-users need.

As mentioned before the Galaxy S9 is set to launch on Sunday 25th February, and you can be sure we'll have all the announcements right here on Giz. [Android Headlines]


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