Written byRamya Patelkhana
As the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ draws closer, a fresh slew of leaks from reliable sources revealed some of the most significant features of the devices.
It combines facial recognition and iris scanner; it looks like Samsung's answer to iPhone X's FaceID.
SamCentral has reportedly spotted "Intelligent Scan" feature in Samsung's Settings app. SamCentral's Maxwell Weinbach uploaded a video on YouTube, explaining how the technology works.
It is an unlocking technology, which is a combination of face unlock sensor and the iris scanner; it works even in low light conditions.
Apart from Galaxy S9 duo, the feature may be rolled out to Galaxy S8 series, too.
Render leaks from VentureBeat's Evan Blass have suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S9 devices' design resembles last year's Galaxy S8 devices.
Blass tweeted Samsung is following a traditional design approach; the Galaxy S9 would feature 5.8-inch display while S9+ would come with a 6.2-inch display like their predecessors.
VentureBeat's report claimed Galaxy S9/S9+ are only a component upgrade for the company's flagship range.
VentureBeat says both the Galaxy S9 devices would sport a QHD+ Super AMOLED display.
They would be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 processor (US and China) and Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC (global variant).
The S9 would have 4GB/6GB RAM while the bigger S9+ may come with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Additionally, S9+ might come in a 512GB variant, too.
Other rumors say Samsung is incorporating a f/1.5 aperture lens on the upcoming Galaxy devices. The cameras will come with SuperSpeed technology, Super Slow-mo mode, and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).
VentureBeat's report doesn't reveal anything about the "back of the phones", but it suggested the fingerprint-scanner will be located below the rear camera.
It added the devices would be released on 16 March.
Samsung has confirmed that it would be officially launching the Galaxy S9 series smartphones on 25 February at a "Galaxy Unpacked" event ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.
The company, however, has not revealed any further details. Meanwhile, the tech giant's press invites teased the number "9" and a camera upgrade on the upcoming Galaxy S devices.
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