New Samsung Galaxy S9 renders show the phone from all angles, no dual camera in sight


All the current rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 are pointing out the fact that the smartphone will be an incremental upgrade over this year's Galaxy S8, with little differences when it comes to design. Today, newly leaked Galaxy S9 renders are available, and they're showing us exactly what we're expecting to see.



 



These new Samsung Galaxy S9 renders are based on factory CAD images (allegedly coming from Samsung itself), and have been made public by 91mobiles and @OnLeaks. It's not the first time when @OnLeaks reveals renders of unannounced phones, and, until now, he's been extremely reliable. In other words, it's very likely that the real Galaxy S9 will looks pretty much like the device seen in these renders.



 



The main design change between the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 is related to the new phone's fingerprint scanner. While the scanner of the S8 sits on the right of the rear camera (with many users finding this annoying), the scanner of the S9 will be positioned below the camera. Enhanced ergonomics should ensue.



 



Reportedly, the Galaxy S9 measures around 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm. This would make it almost as large as the S8 (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm), though a tad shorter, wider, and thicker. Overall, the S9 should have most of the external attributes of the S8, including a dual-curve screen, a water-resistant body, standard 3.5mm headset jack, and a single rear camera. However, we could see a dual rear camera (à la Galaxy Note 8) on the phone's larger brother, the Galaxy S9+.



 



Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will benefit from improved internals - like Qualcomm's brand new Snapdragon 845 processor, and (possibly) 6 GB of RAM. Similar to most of Samsung's flagships phones released until now, the Galaxy S9 is expected to have multiple color variants, from dark to lighter nuances. 



 



Samsung may plan to announce the Galaxy S9 and S9+ as soon as next month (at CES 2018, January 9 - 12), although a later announcement is more likely. Could the S9 and S9+ be the perfect phones of next year? We'll just have to wait and see.




 



source: 91mobiles / @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 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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50 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

prefer S9 Active!

2. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

The FPS is still too close to the camera lens in my opinion.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

Agreed. It's definitely an improvement, but somewhere between halfway to 2/3 up the body would be more ideal. Perfectly ideal would be on the screen.

25. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

SMH. Can't please em all, Sammy.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

Calm down, I own a Note 8. It's clearly not a deal breaker. A guy can dream though.

44. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

No they better put in UNDER the screen xD.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

So you still don't know that those 'renders' have NOTHING to do with Samsung? LOL you guys amaze me.

17. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Remember when you couldn't fathom the leaks of the S8/S8+ having 5.8" and 6.2" screens?

26. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

DAMN. Got him!

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Sorry but based on those images if that's still too close I call too picky or user error if you're concerned about hiring the camera lens.

29. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

I would prefer the spacing on the V30. This is obviously first world problems but I'm still a user that would want the FPS on the front for my personal use (here's to hoping the FPS is in the screen on the Note 9). I can be harsh on Samsung but my current phone is a Note 5 so I'm not some Samsung hater.

47. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I didn't say you were a hater. Your comment just sounded like the rest. The point is, whether it was on the front on the home button or off centered on the back people had something to say about it & now this. Manufacturers are going to do things their way & they have the right to buy at what point does complaining about Samsungs' particular FPS placement become redundant?

32. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I think it should be half inch below camera.

36. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

I 100% agree.

3. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Wider and thicker? That could mean a less curved edge and possibly bigger battery. I'll take it.

4. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

for S8 Active, it's flat screen and wider and thicker/heavier. But the battery life is the champ of flagships!

18. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Maybe 2018 is the year for Verizon to get the Active phone?!

5. macawmatt

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

No notch, awesome.

6. errodd

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Still the worst place to put the FPS, near the camera. They should have put it lower than the camera. When are they going to get this right?

27. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Who says it's wrong? Even with the current placement there're still millions of S8/+'s & Notes sold. It's all about preference & user experience.

49. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

are you in everywhere?? evey comments ?? hahah ! the main problem is most of your comments are STUPID !

50. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yes I am. That's the beauty of a public website. You're calling someone's comments stupid yet you're the one with whose comments make no sense & have poor punctuation.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Top and bottom bezel are to big...

38. mikehunta727 unregistered

You really think that..? The bezels are tiny man

9. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Hopefully nobody else puts a ridiculous notch in their screen, hopefully apple learned their lesson as well

16. BearHug

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

The Chinese OEMs would. It's interesting how for the next three years, 'notch vs no notch' might become a distinct difference between iPhones and Androids.

19. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I suppose that is a distinct possibility.

15. nikhil23

Posts: 427; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

They will perfect the design of S8. I like Samsung products but I'm not a huge fan of better features for bigger model. At the same time, I wonder how the dual camera would look on smaller phone. It might make it ugly

20. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I hate that heart rate sensor/flash location :(

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