Galaxy S9 design seemingly revealed by Samsung itself in the latest update for Soundcamp


What a year it's been for smartphone leaks, eh? The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were leaked pretty much in full before they were unveiled, then the Note 8 followed suit, and the Pixel 2 and iPhone X weren't spared either. But the year's not over yet, and we've been hit with a torrent of leaks revealing a ton of new info about the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+! And they are two to three months away from being officially revealed!

Surprisingly enough, however—or perhaps not, seeing as how the design of the iPhone X was confirmed before release in an early version of the Apple HomePod firmware—the latest Galaxy S9 leak is courtesy of none other than Samsung itself. As discovered by XDA, Samsung's music creation app Soundcamp was recently updated with new images that depict the app running on an S8-looking smartphone with a noticeably thinner bottom bezel, however. This is in line with all the rumors that have been circulating online, and seeing as how Samsung is the source of said images, there's little doubt left as to what the front of the S9 will look like. 


But hey, you never know, Samsung could be just having fun with the hyped fans (although that's highly unlikely). Some are also speculating that these images could just be generic placeholders, but even if they were, why didn't Samsung simply use the outline of the S8 or the Note 8, which have symmetrical bezels? Samsung has been teasing its 2017 flagships with sneaky outlines of their bezels, and is also prominently using a similar technique in marketing materials and on its website. It could have easily done the same for Soundcamp.

Update: Seems like this design has been featured in Soundcamp going as far back as September of this year.


source: XDA

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20 Comments

1. BearHug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

S9/S9+/N9: Reduce the bottom bezel. S10/S10+/N10: Remove the bottom bezel entirely. S11/S11+/N11: Make the bottom curved like the sides S12/S12+/N12: Major redesign. There ya go. Peeked into the future via my crystal ball in 8K.

2. Milen_Y

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

But can your crystal ball do 8K@60FPS?

14. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Mine is 8k@120fps.

18. Milen_Y

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

Oh, but let me guess, it's 8K through checkerboarding, right? :/

13. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

In the mean time, iPhone X2: eliminate the notch and go full screen, taking up all the profits.

19. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Ahaa... And where do all the sensors go? You do still want FaceID, frontfacing camera, etc., right?

20. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

they will eventually figure it out.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Having a larger top bezel just makes it look top heavy. I dislike designs that aren't symmetrical.

10. Peacetoall unregistered

you don't say just stick to your cheap chinese iphone clone one plus 5t.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Lol same old design. Samsung is stuck in mud, no innovation for them beyond this stage. This is they last stage as I predict it. Maybe they'll come up with some bendable screens but it'll also fail very quickly because of lack of practical use of them. This is it for Sammy.......LOL Reduce the insane prices and do something radically different if you wanna be in the game. Otherwise you are FIRED!

5. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

The iPhone 6/6s/7/8 share the same design lol it's 4 years old design I don't remember you complaining about that ....

8. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Please pull your head out of Timmy's leg and look Piyath. This upgrade is miles ahead compared to iphone 6 to iphone 6S.

9. Sloiz

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

If you think that manufacturers will every year reinvent the design, you must be totaly s.....

11. Peacetoall unregistered

says the nervous isheep 70000000th time

17. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Wanna hear a joke : FaceID is innovative

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Prefer to see symmetry in the bezels but if this is the best that can be done without putting a disgusting eye numbing notch on my phone then so be it. I don't want to be that delusional fan that lies to themselves and says meh, I'll get used to it...

15. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

My hope is on LG G7...S9 is ugly.

16. audibot

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

wtf you think reducing the bottom by what 2mm thats a big deal f**k that give me bezels with big fat speakers and big 5k battery

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