Photos Reveal Samsung Galaxy S9 with Variable Aperture Lens


The much-anticipated launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone can’t come sooner for some fans. To be revealed at MWC in Barcelona in February, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is already causing a stir with one big rumor.

A rumor that was seemingly confirmed by some leaked photos.

The rumor was that the new Samsung Galaxy S9 will come equipped with a variable aperture lens. The leaked image is from a reddit post and apparently shows retail packaging for the phone.

The aperture specified for the Galaxy S9 is the same on found on the ultra-expensive, China-only handset we talked about late last year. The W2018 flip-phone turned heads with its price tag, but also with its amazing features, among them was a F1.5 / F2.4 aperture specification.

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The W2018 switches between F1.5 and F2.4 when the phone sense there is enough light to capture the background with as much focus as possible.

DPReview reports that the F1.5 aperture on the W2018 is the fastest available on any phone, making it ideal for low-light shoots. Considering the phone is targeted at affluent social media mavens, many of whom attend events without the best lighting, these specifications for the W2018 would make sense.

If the specs prove to be correct, the phone will also be able to record super slow-motion videos much in line high frame rate devices like those from Sony. DPReview also reports “AKG-powered stereo speakers, and we'd expect the S9 to come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 chipset” but that otherwise the S9’s specs don’t differ that much from the S8’s specifications.

As a refresher, those specs happened to be:

– Super AMOLED panel with Quad HD+ resolution (1440 x 2960 pixels)
– 18:9 aspect ratio
– 4GB of RAM
– 64GB of internal storage
– 8MP front camera
– IP68 water and dust resistant body

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