Samsung has had a pretty good year, especially with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The company’s first bezelless phones were a resounding success and were the talk of the town for almost all of 2017.
With 2019 getting closer, anticipation for the Galaxy S9 are on the rise. More and more rumors and leaks about the upcoming flagship are popping up on the web.
The latest leak includes a CAD render of the phone, courtesy of 91mobiles and OnLeaks,
More of The Same?
S9 is shaping up to be everything that was S8, just slightly better. If this “leak” is to be believed, S9 will look exactly like the S8 from all sides except the back.
S8 was criticized for its wonky fingerprint sensor placement (on the side of the camera) which made accessing it a hassle. Users would almost always smudge the camera trying to find the fingerprint sensor. Note 8 mitigated that somewhat by including an iris scanner to unlock the phone instead.
The Galaxy S9 looks to fix that by placing it underneath the camera, in line with several other smartphone makers.
Thankfully Samsung hasn’t decided to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack yet.
It still sports a single camera sensor with rumors pointing to a dual camera Galaxy S9+.
Other specifications include Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (depending on the market) and 6 GB RAM.
The S9 will feature Android Oreo and might include a 512 GB variant.
Pricing and Availability
It might cost around the same as the Galaxy S8, however we can’t say anything for sure. You can expect the Galaxy S9 to be announced some time around February 2018.
Hopefully we’ll have more rumors and leaks to talk about by then, giving us a better picture of what to expect from the latest and greatest from Samsung.