Samsung is overhauling the rear design of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, new rumor reaffirms


Make no mistake, Samsung is definitely working hard on those Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship devices for 2018 and rumors are already popping here and there. A summary of all the substantial ones has been created for your convenience right here, but rest assured we are only going to hear new and new ones as time progresses. And that's good news!

The latest rumor on the block is coming from China as an insider is kind of reaffirming the gossip that Samsung will be introducing some changes to the rear side of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. That's largely because of the vocal criticism of the fingerprint sensor positioning on the Galaxy S8, S8+, and even the Note 8 — too high and too offset to float the boat of many a user. It's even safe to say that this could easily be the biggest complaint about the S8 and the S8+, which are otherwise largely well-accepted by consumers and the tech blogosphere alike.

As the S9 and S9+ are expected to feature the same general design as their predecessors, Samsung will most likely address this issue by taking a page from its upcoming crop of mid-range devices, the A5 (2018) and A7 (2018), which are also expected to feature rear-positioned fingerprint scanners. The difference, however, is that the mid-rangers will have these plastered right beneath the camera sensor and not on its side, which would most likely end up being an altogether more ergonomic solution.

All in all, this rumor sounds rather plausible and in line with Samsung's mantra of actually keeping an ear close to the ground and listening to customer feedback. 

On that note, last week we made up a bunch of renders that could offer you an early sneak peek at Samsung's upcoming big things. We even took the liberty to imagine different positions of the scanners on the two devices. Feel free to check all of these right here

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source: GizChina

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33 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If those are the only changes to the design, I'll pass.

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

But... but what more is there to change? Isn't it perfect in all other ways?

3. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Don't mind him. You can easily know a potential buyer from a troll

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Pretty much... And I liking the vertical dual-camera design in this render , as it aligns straight with the fingerprint sensor.

8. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Not much to change on the front anymore, so you have to rejig the back.

18. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Perfect for 2018 would be something like the the Essential Phone without the lower chin. The S8 has an unbalanced design that looks lame instead of powerful and sleek. Even the LG G6 looks much better.

24. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Everything you said is a complete lie. The S8's are clean and way sex than any phone out right now. Oh wait. The fact it was awarded best phone of this year is really all we need. So your opinion is well; your opinion. But its ok to not like it. Its just your reasoning sounds more like hate vs having factual substance. Phone of the Year - Samsung Galaxy S8 The G6 is a ugly, poor selling overprice tiny phone with 2 year old hardware they tried to overprice and it failed. Ugly design, takes terrible pictures from all cameras compared to the S8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRdreghoW60&t=180s

33. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Therefore s8 is King not note 8 right

4. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Apple got away with the same old design 4 years in a row, but Samsung should change its design every year? Also keep in mind that the less bezels there will be, the harder it will be to change the designs. At this point the next big change will be the bending phones.

6. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

No matter what they change I will never consider buying a galaxy device as long as we don't see a significant boost in battery life!

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What? Batter life has rather been Samsung's strong point! Have a look at the Galaxy S7 edge, it got a whopping 98hrs endurance rating with the Android Marshmallow ROM at GSMArena, though it's now rated at 92hrs with Android Nougat ROM. The Galaxy Note8's 89hrs rating? Or the S8 and S8 's 84 and 88 hours ratings respectively? Not to mention the 2017 A series which are Killing it in battery life, with the A7 2017 bagging a whopping 115hrs endurance rating!!! Man, you sure you know what you're talking about?

16. sissy246

Posts: 7110; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just talking out his azz. I love my note 8 battery.

19. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well, the S7 Edge (Exynos) has great battery life, but it its time is gone and the current S8 series are much worse in this area.

26. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Really? I consistently get 2 full work days on the Note 8. I also did on the Note 7 and the S8+. 88 posts in 5 years? Yeah. PA created account!

7. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I like it, but it'll really take me a lot of convincing to be swayed from Note 8.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the s8 will be my last galaxy. if they don't offer a non curve screen

15. the_nox

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Really? I have never heard a complaint about the S8 curve. It's very subtle and only done to really push the screen over the edge to give the illusion of no bezels. If you really hate it, try out the note 8. The edges on the note 8 are even more subtle.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7110; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Get the Active phone then. It is also a great phone.

11. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Cleaning up the camera stack and fingerprint sensor would clear up the only gripe I could find with the design. There is no need for Samsung to try and reinvent the wheel. They could refine the design language of the S8 for a couple of years and will still be in the Top 3 as far as phone design is concerned.

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I swear man people will believe whatever you throw at them on the internet. The S8/+ haven't even gotten Oreo yet. Wait until January or February before you start believing all these 'leaks'.

13. surethom1

Posts: 31; Member since: May 01, 2009

The finger place location was the only reason I did not upgrade to the S8 finally Samsung if not back on the front under glass, then on the back Under the camera sensor is the only place to go.

14. surethom1

Posts: 31; Member since: May 01, 2009

Can we have a flat glass option as well please not a fan of the curve all it does is reflect light from around you onto what you are trying to read.

20. livngston

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

No! I think the s8+ fingerprint sensor location is ideal.

21. ant1171984

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 03, 2010

Hmm. I thought they were still working on integrating something into the glass front.

22. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Rumors are they are saving that for the Note 9...

23. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Rumors don't affirm anything.

31. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Except when the rumor is that Apple relaxed standards for some of the Face ID components, that was enough affirmation for you. Teddy you epitomize the definition of a troll.

25. midan

Posts: 2847; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"As the S9 and S9+ are expected to feature the same general design as their predecessors," If this is true, Samsung lost the game against iPhone.

27. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

HAHAHA! Yeah. Apple using the same design 4 years in a row. When was the last time an iPhone was a better design? The 5S. How many models ago was that? Ever single Galaxy S has had a new design. None were exactky identical. NONE. Yet Apple used the same design for the first 3 iPhone models. Then the 4's and 5's all had the same basic overall design, with the 5 simply being .5MM larger. All the 6's and 7's and now the 8 all have the same design and the iPhone X has a notched design that everyone except Apple fanboys have mocked and criticized as a bad idea. We like your new account Midan/CNOUR, but you're still the same old troll.

29. midan

Posts: 2847; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"and the iPhone X has a notched design that everyone except Apple fanboys have mocked and criticized as a bad idea." Come back into real life, only few same Apple haters mocks it and they won't buy it anyway, so who cares? Looks like you've been living too long in mobile world and lost the reality. Also let's not forget that no-one outside Apple in real life haven't even used it, this week we are going to see reviews about X and i bet they won't said much about notch, it's not that big of thing only thing which masses will see is that huge screen, it's a mind game! Who is cnour? I see this paranoid thing among Android users happening everywhere.

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