With Samsung's launch of its next flagship, the Galaxy S9 around the corner, leaks, and rumors - as one might expect - has hit fever pitch. Just recently, a Romanian carrier leaked some interesting information on the upcoming flagship. As reported, it was revealed that the upcoming device will stick with the tried and trusted made famous by the previous model. However, some things will change, as shown in the teasers the company posted on its Korean YouTube channel recently.
The videos, which are all 15 seconds long, barely give pundits anything to work with. However, the eagle-eyed among us have noticed an overarching theme. The first clip, which focuses on the face of an individual doing several things, hint at a possible introduction of an Apple Animoji competitor. The Cupertino technology giant famously revealed its 'new alternative' - which it was later sued for - to the emoji last year alongside the iPhone X. This technology uses facial recognition, and allows the user to customize an animated emoji which can be sent in video form via iMessage.
The second video shows off several dark scenes, however, at the end of the clip the image inside the circle brightens up. This could suggest that Samsung will have made some significant improvements to its low-light capture ability. Rumors have already pointed to the company adding a f/1.5 aperture to the rear 12MP Galaxy S9's camera.
The last video of the three shows off several objects photographed in motion. At the end, it slows down the video to a near stop. This could possibly tie into rumors reported by us last year, that suggested the Galaxy S9 could include a camera that trumps the iPhone X's 240fps slow-motion capture mode. Another suggestion points to the phone 'literally flying' performance wise, with the smartphone possibly running with the Snapdragon 845 or latest Exynos chips from Samsung.
Samsung sent out invitations for the launch event last month, with the Galaxy S9 being revealed at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25.
Source: Android Central
Update: Samsung has also posted a page touting some of the features shown off in the above videos into a single 30 second video, however, the page doesn't offer any technical specifications of the new camera, so we will have to wait until February 25 for those details. You can view the video and description of their 'reimagined' camera below.
Imagine a camera that can see more than your eyes – one that can help you capture every moment and change the way you experience the world. Now imagine it’s part of the device you already use, every single day.
By taking a fresh perspective and exploring new frontiers, we’ve crafted a smartphone packed full of life-enriching features, transforming the common device into something that allows you to do what you can’t.