Rear components of Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ leak, revealing new layout for the back of the phones

Rear components of Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ leak, revealing new layout for the back of the phones
Earlier today, we showed you renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ standing side-by-side. The image came from none other than Evan Blass (, whose face and name show up in the dictionary under leaks. This afternoon, some new images appeared on Evan's Twitter account, including one photo showing the rear components of Sammy's 2018 flagship phones.

The component featuring two vertically mounted cameras belongs to the larger Samsung Galaxy S9+. Both shooters weigh in at 12MP. To the right is the rear layout of the Samsung Galaxy S9. That is a single 12MP camera that you see in the picture.

Last year, Samsung was criticized for the placement of its fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The biometric button was placed on back, too close to the rear camera lens. Some users, blindly trying to find the fingerprint scanner with their finger, ended up smudging the lens. When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released a few months later, the manufacturer put the flash module in between the fingerprint button and the lens, reducing the number of times that the rear cameras would get dirty from the user's finger.

With this year's flagship models, Samsung has gone vertical. The fingerprint button is below the rear camera(s) which should make it easier to feel for. This should greatly reduce the possibility of getting smudges on the rear camera(s) while trying to unlock your phone.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be unveiled on February 25th during the 2018 Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. The MWC trade show begins the next day.

source: @evleaks

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)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nothing special...Many Android handsets have vertical dual cameras

7. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Shh... It's Samsung... Everything done by them is perfect and a first for the market, even if it is not. .. The placement is perrrrrfect..

12. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

It is isn’t it...

21. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Except that the quality took by Samsung's smartphone exceeds expectation. You're making fun of yourself you know.

8. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

They don't want to admit that they slowly slowly coping LG's Idea about finger print scanner!Soon you will see will act also as a power button! Yeah and Forward.. if it's not a Photoshop..has even thicker bezels than my V30+, strange...

13. Rager722 unregistered

I doubt it, Samsung is probably waiting of on screen FPS, once that happens they'll switch to that. They only put it on the back because of the longer screen.

18. duckofdeath unregistered

This is what you get from a company who listens to their consumers. LG is probably the opposite. "We want OLED!", "No, we don't like selling things". Year after year... :)

31. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

I cannot deny that they don't listen customers, sometime looks like they don't even care about either they will sell or not..This happened also fo V30, delayed so much to come to the international market. But i think all of them doing same...Samsung, Apples etc.. What I said and I believe we should forget is that many new ideas came out from LG.. Like the location of the Finger Print scanner, as well as our friend Rager722 said above longer screen 18:9 came with LG G6 guys..Lets admit what is good and what is bad for all manufactures..:)

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

This can’t possible be real? I was expecting a much sleeker looking S8... not a step behind. Really ugly and awkward looking imho.

10. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Sleeker how? lol

19. duckofdeath unregistered

The first question you obviously should have asked is, how the heck did Chuck007 get a real hands-on a full month before it's launched?

27. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Just to clarify, I was referring to “leaked” press pics of the front of the S9 and S9+. Unlike how previous rumours claimed, the bezels look hardly smaller then the S8... not to mention how it gives me LG G6 vibes. As the others have said, who knows? Looks like the Note 9 (with its supposed on screen FPS) is the breakthrough Samsung phone this year.

30. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Evleaks showed a close up of the side and there are very minimal bezels. He highlighted that the rendering has a lack of 3d awareness and Is a flat perspective. Most of the schematics and case leaks have pointed towards a model very sokoto the S8, not this beastly monstrosity

11. gamehead unregistered

No on display fingerprint reader? That sucks

20. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

maybe next year you will get my money sammy

22. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

This phone seems boring. Placement of Touch ID at the back sounds so ... “exciting”. I guess performance wise would be as fast as iPhone 6s.

29. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

You'll get use to it, personally I preferred the current S8 FPS position. Ususlly a case mitigates the problem of accidental touches as it either has separate cutouts, a clip that slides towards the FPS or a raised lip around the FPS. It's not that deep. At least we have options for unlocking.

32. Harshkumartimes

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2017

Well, this time the fingerprint scanner's placement is impressive! I hope it will be much easier to use the fingerprint sensor than before. Moreover, I wish the phone should be priced around $750-$800 so that I can afford it. If you guys want to know more about Galaxy S9, then please have a look at my blog ( Till then, Let's be connected to PhoneArena for the earliest news on Galaxy S9.

33. Jrod99

Posts: 760; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

A welcome improvement. Wonder why they couldn’t center on previous models?

34. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

personally, it doesn't matter to me. I've had the S8plus since launch, and got used to the "weird" placement fairly quickly. with a case, muscle memory kicks in fairly quickly, I don't think I've touched the camera lens in months. that being said, seems they would have moved the S9 button further away from the camera lens, but I'm sure Samsung will still sell boat loads of both versions of the phone.

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