New Samsung Galaxy S9 pictures leak: sleek in black, fingerprint moved within easier reach

Just last week, we saw leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, and today, we get to see high-resolution, detailed leaked renders of the smaller Galaxy S9. The leak comes courtesy of @onLeaks, a leakster with a nearly spotless track record. Note that these are not actual photographs of the device, but generated renders.

The Galaxy S9 depicted here retains a mostly similar design to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8. It has an identical full-screen front with a very tiny top and bottom bezel, but the biggest change is on the back with the fingerprint scanner now moved below the camera, in a convenient central position. The phone will keep the convenient headphone jack on the bottom, and it appears to have a bottom-firing speaker as well. The Bixby button on the left side also remains there. Unlike its bigger Galaxy S9+ sibling, the Galaxy S9 will not have a dual rear camera system, according to this leak.

Fancy features like the in-screen optical fingerprint scanner recently announced by Synaptics are not likely to be present on the S9.

A recent report from Bloomberg confirmed that the Galaxy S9 series will have a nearly identical design with the biggest improvement coming in the camera department. It also highlights expectations that Samsung will introduce the new phones in February and could launch them in March, a full month ahead of its traditional schedule.

source: @onLeaks

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

That back design is so old school.

4. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I don't think that's a bad thing? Actually like it a lot.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

No, it's simplistic and nice, no ridiculous off center dual camera Or LG's robot face back camera.

24. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

Though this is good looking.. LG's robot face back camera was better looking than that of S8.

27. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Are you being sarcastic? Anyways looks are always subjective. It's not better because you like it, and its not worse because you don't.

15. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

They'll probably charge more for this incremental upgrade and for moving the finger print sensor and sheeps will love it.

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

So far no one loves the new fingerprint scanner placement and I don't think anyone likes a price increase. Your comment is idiotic.

2. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Those are the same renders as we got last week, just from a different angle. Clearly not photographs of the actual phone.

25. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

Right, and from the same source. These are made by an independent designer based on Samsung's patent sketches.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1865; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Please put a ff speaker in the earpiece like my X... That's one of the things I miss when I switch back and forth from my note 8... I never thought I'd miss that until I started using the X.

28. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If you actually want true quality stereo sound, use the headphones that come in the box. Front firing speakers on a phone are to close, to really get the full effect. 2 speakers are just louder, not better.

5. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Looks nice but not much change except the finger print scanner? I hope to see something else blow me away Sammy. Camera please. Hope to see the dual camera options: 1 lens for wide angle and the other lens is standard/portrait mode like the Pixel 2.

26. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Since there's not very significant design change hopefully things like the software experience and the camera are improved.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

When Samsung moves the fingerprint sensor below the camera, it is seen as a big revolution, no one seems to realize that it's still a bad placement on the rear.

9. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

With a slim case on my note 8 I hit the fingerprint scanner first time EVERY TIME

29. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No it won't. But it seems you want it to be a big deal. I have the Note 8. So its certainly not a big deal to me. At least it has an FPS, along with Iris Scanner, Pattern Unlock, Smart Unlock, Pin Unlock and Password Unlock. No other phone on the planet gives you that mean choice in security. You don't; even have to use the FPS if you don't want too.

7. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Good design, I hope they will offer a bigger battery

14. redmd

Posts: 1963; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

YES! Fully agreed. I can spare a few millimeters for that extra mAh.

10. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

the s9 looks a lot like the a8 2018 minus the screen curves

12. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I thought they would get rid of the "below bezel"... I guess we will have to wait and see the real deal.

13. redmd

Posts: 1963; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's beautiful. But will unlikely upgrade from my S8+. Awaiting for on screen FPS.

16. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Single Camera on the s9 but dual on s9+ Good by Samsung, LG or Nokia will get my money this year, I want Dual camera on the smaller Phone.

17. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

The S-Line is usually rounder than this. I suspect this is an A-Series device.

18. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017


19. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

Samsung has lost its mojo!! They have literally been selling the same phone for for years. If you call Apple out, you have to call them out as well.

20. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Not sure if serious

21. Chaise unregistered

Very refined and clean design. I like it.

30. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i liked the S8's more, it looks weird with that vertical camera and FP.

32. gamehead unregistered

I was expecting thinner bezels.

33. livngston

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Nooooo! The fingerprint sensor location was perfect on the s8+. That sideways orientation will make one handed unlocks near impossible.

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