Samsung hides Galaxy S9 3D images in its Unpacked 2018 app for the media to view using AR

Samsung hides Galaxy S9 3D images in its Unpacked 2018 app for the media to view using AR
Samsung recently published its Unpacked 2018 app in the Google Play Store. There is a countdown timer that ticks off the seconds until the 2018 Samsung flagships are unveiled next Sunday in Barcelona. Now you need to think about what Sammy has done here. A Reddit subscriber posted that his tear down of the Unpacked 2018 app discovered 3D images of the Samsung Galaxy S9. To access these images, media attending the trade show will take their individual press badge and tap it against their phone. That will allow them to see the Galaxy S9 in AR.

The images reveal a few things. There will be a model of the phone in Lilac Purple. Also appearing is the Bixby button. The images hint at a dual speaker system for the handset, and the new placement of the fingerprint scanner, underneath the camera, can be seen. The flash and heart rate modules appear to have been changed from last year's Samsung Galaxy S8.

Even if you are not a member of the media, you can still use the Samsung Unpacked 2018 app to view the live stream of the Galaxy S9/S9+ unveiling. To download it on your Android device, click on this link.

source: XDA

Related phones

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



1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I guess they saw all the render leaks and decided "F*** actually waiting for the announcement, everyone already knows what we're going to show them anyway."

2. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Samsung is dumb, they fail to realize their are smart people who are going to dig further, was their any reason for them to load the 3d images of the phone into the app.

7. duckofdeath unregistered

Advertising? To get some guy on the internet called sumpil to react to it? :)

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, some extra leaks won't hurt them anyway, more leaks = more articles = more publicity, it's good for them

3. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The edges seem more subtle compared to that of the Galaxy S8.

4. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yeah, every year it's more and more subtle, will they flat out eventually? i love the ones on S6/S7 Edge, make them so unique.

5. deleon629

Posts: 465; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

They were also prone to increasing one's chances of breaking the screen, unfortunately... :(

9. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

on bezel-less display like this i don't think a flat sides would make a difference. less bezels = more fragile.

6. deleon629

Posts: 465; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Much like the A8 series, which should also make the new S series devices easier to hold...AND make the phone a lot easier to use now that the camera has become its greatest new feature. It would be a disaster to hear bad press & YouTube videos about people dropping their phones because the stupid edged glass still makes the phone too awkward to hold

10. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Spigen already has S9 & S9+ cases on their website....a day ahead of the launch. Ooops?

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