Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ show their faces in new leak


Can’t wait until February 25 to see the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+? Thanks to the rumor mill, you don’t have to.

Images that show both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have leaked. Shared by VentureBeat, the renders show devices that look largely similar to last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with tall displays, slim bezels, and no hardware navigation buttons. The Galaxy S9 is said to have a 5.8-inch screen, while the S9+ boasts a larger 6.2-inch display.

While this particular leak doesn’t include any images that show the back of the Galaxy S9 or S9+, the report does say that Samsung will be putting its rear fingerprint reader in a new spot on the devices. On the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the fingerprint reader was to the right of the rear camera, but it’s reportedly moved to a spot below the rear camera on the S9 and S9+.

Speaking of the rear cameras, Samsung is expected to differentiate the S9 and S9+ with different rear camera setups. While the S9 is said to have a single 12-megapixel camera, the S9+ will reportedly have a dual 12-megapixel camera setup. The primary camera on both phones is said to boast super slow motion video capture and a variable aperture that can change from f/2.4 to f/1.5.

Inside of the S9 and S9+ is said to be Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor. The S9 will reportedly come equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, just like last year’s S8, but the S9+ will get a bump to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ may not have radical new designs like the S8 and S8+ did, but the design of these phones still looks good and still fits in with the trends of tall screens and slim bezels. Plus, folks interested in these phones have other upgrades to look forward to, like a Snapdragon 845 processor and the variable aperture camera.

Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on February 25, and the phones are expected to go on sale March 16.

Source: VentureBeat

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  • IThoughtAsAChild

    Cool. Looks like the S8 active though. Not a bad thing, just saying..

  • leo98918

    The side bezels look a tad thicker, not a bad thing. Just picking out the physical differences. I think this is due to too many S8/S8+/Note8 screens breaking. I definitely want the Note 9 when it launches. I had the Note 5 and since I traded it out for a OnePlus 3T, I have been wanting to go back to the Note series.

    • Bklynman

      I read about the screens too,have Samsung finally admitted the screen problem,or still saying it is the customer fault?

  • Dummy Up Meathead

    12 megapixels? Nah.

  • Bklynman

    Good,I wonder how much price drop,the 8 and the 8s,will have when these come out. I can’t to see what Sammy does with their midrange phones,since HTC,came out midrange phone with 3 gigs of ram. Also Blu phones now coming with 3 gigs,and midrange unlock,ZTE,phones too.

  • Philip

    It still didnt come close to iphone x which is all screen at the front.

    • GinaDee

      I actually like this design better. The bezels on the top and bottom are razor thin and there is no growth anomaly on the top. Band 71 with CA is a major plus as well making this phone the coverage/data performance device in T-Mobile’s lineup to beat..

      I’m a huge Apple fan and always have. I just feel Apple’s design team was rushed and couldn’t come up with a solution to the “notch,” in time for release. Same reason why they couldn’t put a Facial unlock system on the 8. Not enough time.

      I’m getting the S9. Still hoping that the newer version of the iPhone this fall will rectify the design flaw on the X.

    • DrScope

      BIG misconception. The note 8 is 83.2% screen on the front of the phone while the iPhone X is 82.9% Note 8 has less bezel then the iPhone X