Samsung Galaxy S9 dummy pops up in short video

Samsung Galaxy S9 dummy pops up in short video
Smartphone manufacturers often make “dummy” units to the exact specs of their upcoming hot devices. These are distributed to accessory-making partners to make their job easier and help them have products ready as soon as the phone launches. For example, popular case makers can score a dummy to test their new case models against and be ready with any corrections well before the handset is actually announced.

Of course, footage of such dummies will sometimes leak and it looks like this has just happened with a Galaxy S9 dummy unit. At least that's what the person who leaked the video claims.

What we have is a 5-second clip, with a hand quickly flipping the supposed dummy over. It reaffirms a lot of the design leaks we've seen thus far, specifically about the camera, fingerprint sensor, and heartrate reader on the back. It also gives us a general idea of how the phone looks in-hand and how reachable that fingerprint pad is going to be. Already looks better than the Galaxy S8, doesn't it?

Now, if you're wondering why there's one camera, instead of two — you probably missed the leaks that claim that the dual camera will be a feature on the Galaxy S9+, while the “regular” S9 will just have that single module. But don't fret, we are still expecting something cool from the Galaxy S9's shooter — variable aperture!

In any case, we've got a month until Samsung finally unveils its new flagships. Who's excited?

source: Weibo via SlashLeaks

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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 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. prosamuraiman

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 27, 2015

A Samsung sponsored show called a Korean Odyssey aired episode 8 this week and the main character was using what appeared to be the Samsung S9. They even dedicated a whole scene of the show demonstrating the camera.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks fake That phone looks to thick, but hard to tell for sure in that video.

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

I guess thickness might be due to increased capacity of battery. (Not sure)

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

For those of you who actually have a S8/S8+/Note 8, what are your thoughts on the Bixby Button? Do you like Bixby more than Google Assistant?

4. manu86king

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

I use the Bixby more than my google assistant - in fact, unless you want to really go beyond the scope of day to day phone activities - you dont need the Google Assistant who always spies on you :) - unlike Bixby who is a local assistant while the latter being a cloud assistant . If Bixby could pick up my appointments/flight schedules from the email app like the omni-existent Google ASsistant does - we have a WINNER here - with less risk of being stalked. I have an iphone as well and always wish if SIRI was as capable.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Bixby is way better than both siri and Google assistant in my opinion as I use both phones. It's way more intuitive and does a whole lot more. It was a mess at first and couldn't even tell me the weather but now when I say show me the 5th picture in the camera album it will bring that up with no issues. You can tell that Bixby is coded deep within the OS. Example, I can ask Google and Bixby to open 3rd party apps and they both do, but when I ask Google to close them it says "here's what I found on the web" where Bixby closes the app with no problem. Bixby just does a whole lot more in my opinion. And it can now accurately tell you the weather for your location.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's not a 'like more than'... At least not for me. Google connects me to the world and Bixby connects me to my phone in ways that no other assistant can even come close. Use both often but they provide different use cases.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Good thing about Bixby is it's connecting to the world just as good as google but it's not there just yet but when it gets there it will be the best of both worlds.

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I haven't messed with it a lot yet because I'm so used to saying, "Okay Google...." I might watch a tutorial on it & make my own pros & cons.

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

And they were mocking Apple last year highlighting the differences between the iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 plus & now they are following with a single camera on the s9 for no reason. Eat your words Samsung! No good phones nowadays on Android sadly. OnePlus must support HDMI out, then it'll be the perfect phone

13. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Camera/FPS placement & software overhaul are enough to make your statement invalid. The aforementioned devices look identical to its last 2 predecessors with the screen off or on. That's never the case with Android.

9. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I hope Samsung goes with a wider aspect ratio than last years models. I was yesterday at a Samsung Store and I can't even type on the Note 8. Please go a little bit wider. Too narrow phones are fugly and very hard to type onto.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This reminds me of the approach that Apple took with the 6, 6S, 7, and 8. Just more refinement. Nothing the S8 owner will envy, but would be nice to have an S9. Better camera and faster processor is all I see as being enhanced. GB scores on Exynos 9810 shown 2600/7700.

15. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It does look wider and less elongated than the S8 to me. I hope that's the case.

16. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That could be a Samsung A8.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Looks like A8 and A8 plus.

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