Here's everything we know: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

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Whereas Apple uses the Fall to announce new iPhones, Samsung prefers to release new Galaxies in the Spring. The devices are scheduled to launch on 25th February during MWC.

Here's what we expect to see in the Galaxy S9. Unfortunately it did not take long after the update launch for Samsung to start receiving reports of the bug which unexpectedly reboots the device once the Android 8.0 Oreo has been installed. Like previous year, Samsung is selling two models: a 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and a 6.2-inch Galaxy S9 Plus. MobileFun also shows off the new Hyperknit cover, which is especially nice in my opinion. The Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, will be the first in its series to boast a dual-camera setup. The phones will also come with a dedicated Bixby button on the left just like it is in the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

And for those concerned, the S9 will apparently still have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both cameras are vertically oriented, and the fingerprint scanner is now located below the cameras.

In its invitation for the upcoming S9 launch, Samsung makes it pretty clear the new phones will be boosting improved optics. Both of those will be 12-megapixel cameras, though the report states one should have a f/2.4 aperture.

If you're interested in a Samsung phone with a great front camera, the Galaxy A8+ is a great choice. Beyond that, Samsung teased several features when it posted cryptic videos on its Korean YouTube channel, the focus of which pointed squarely at the camera.

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In terms of the device's overall look and design, the S9 is said to be very much similar to its predecessor.

As we all know nothing regarding tech can be hidden anymore on the internet, there have been numerous leaks about specs and colours of the Samsung's Galaxy S9s already.

This means that the Galaxy S9 will be the most powerful smartphone in the world when it hits the stores, and if the exclusivity rumors prove to be true then it won't be matched by any competitor for a few months at least. Past year at MWC, Samsung choose to unveil the S8 phones at a separate even and showed of the Galaxy Tab S3 and a Galaxy Book 2-in-1.

The front of the Galaxy S9.

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