New Samsung Galaxy S9 Teaser Points to a ‘Reimagined’ Camera

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 15 Feb 2018

Ahead of the official release of the Galaxy S9 on February 25 at MWC, Samsung has released a 30-second teaser video to highlight some of the new features of its upcoming flagship. 

The teaser strongly points to the Galaxy S9’s camera and other aspects of it being “reimagined.” It points to the handset offering strong low-light performance, the ability to record videos in super slow-motion, take better selfies, and more. It also teases that the device will come with animated 3D Emoji — Samsung’s own take on Apple’s Animoji feature as seen on the iPhone X.

Other aspects of the camera that Samsung might improve with the Galaxy S9 and as teased in the video include the ability to quickly create GIFs, share photos with your friends and family, and more.

Our Take

Samsung did not give the camera setup on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ a huge bump over that of the Galaxy S7. However, this year, the company seems all set to give the camera on its flagship Galaxy S lineup its biggest upgrade ever. And rightfully so because while the S8’s camera is no slouch, it is no longer leading the pack when it comes to smartphone cameras like before.

Leaks point to the Galaxy S9 coming with a 12MP rear camera with a f/1.5-f/2.4 variable aperture. While we have seen a few phones with variable apertures launch before, this would be the first time that such a mainstream and popular phone has adopted the technology. The Galaxy S9+ will feature the same primary camera but also include a secondary 12MP telephoto sensor for 2x optical zoom and Live Focus which would allow one to take photos with bokeh effect.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will retain the same design as its predecessor but will sport some major internal changes that will make them significantly faster and more efficient. The handsets will be unveiled by Samsung on February 25, just a day ahead of MWC 2018.