Samsung has sent out its Mobile World Congress 2018 invites confirming the Galaxy S9 unveiling, following rumors for the past few weeks that the company would be officially announcing its next flagship smartphones at the world’s biggest mobile-focused conference. It’s also a bit of a departure from last year where Samsung opted to hold its own conference to announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ away from MWC. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 will be taking place on February 25th at 6pm CET, which will be 9am PST.
The invites, while confirming that MWC will be the time Samsung reveals its newest and best smartphones, does little else to allude to what the devices will offer to consumers in terms of features and specs. Of course this is only natural as Samsung wouldn’t want to give everything away before the big event. It does however offer up a tiny, little teaser that gives some information, albeit only a small piece. Nevertheless any information is good information. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S9 will re-imagine the camera. This doesn’t say much other than the fact that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will have what Samsung believes to be great cameras, and Samsung has offered some really good cameras on its last two flagship Galaxy S offerings, so there’s no reason why this year should be any different in terms of quality.
This doesn’t shed any light on how the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will re-imagine the camera, but there have been some recent rumors which this might be in reference to. For instance, the Samsung Semiconductor website recently posted some information on new ISOCELL imaging sensors that are to be used in future devices. Though it doesn’t mention which devices, the outline graphic depicting a phone looks the shape of a Galaxy S device, perhaps the Galaxy S9, and references capabilities like slow-mo video capture at 480 frames per second. The Galaxy S9+ is also rumored to have a dual rear-facing camera which would be a first for the Galaxy S line of phones, so this could be another way that Samsung is touting the re-imagining of the smartphone camera, though it’s also likely more than just that alone and will probably have to do with new features that past Galaxy devices didn’t have. There’s not much to go on yet, but Samsung will be officially revealing what its next smartphone cameras will be capable of soon enough.