There’s no doubt that Samsung is already working on its next-generation flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Recently, a set of renders from case makers revealed how the upcoming smartphones might look like. And today, @OnLeaks, a trusted leakster has posted high-resolution images of Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Talking about the 360-degree renders, the first thing that strikes to our eyes is the fingerprint scanner placement. Samsung basically messed up the fingerprint scanner placement on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which was the only flaw in those devices. However, the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have fingerprint scanner placed below the rear camera module, much like the rumoured placement of the Galaxy A8+ smartphone.
For some unknown reasons, Samsung is going back to its roots again. These high-resolution renders suggest that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have a few major differences, unlike the Galaxy S8 and S8+ who differed only in terms of screen size and battery capacity. The first major thing is the dual camera setup presence on the Galaxy S9+. Yes, you heard it right, Samsung is omitting the dual camera setup on the Galaxy S9, which is understandable.
Speaking of the common features, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature the Samsung’s Infinity Display technology, but the renders suggest a 5.65-inch QHD+ display for the S9 and a 6.1-inch QHD+ display for the S9+. The Galaxy S9 is also said to measure 8.4mm in thickness, while the Galaxy S9+ might measure 8.5mm in thickness. The Galaxy S9 renders were leaked in collaboration with 91mobiles, and the Galaxy S9+ renders were leaked by mysmartprice.
Other common features include a USB Type-C port at the bottom, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is also rumoured to stay for a little while on Samsung smartphones. The Bixby button still appears in these renders.
Hardware wise, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, clubbed with just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It’s high time for Samsung to make 6GB RAM as a base model. In some markets such as India, Samsung will launch the smartphone with Exynos 9810 SoC.
It is also reported that Samsung has started the mass production of both the smartphones and they might be unveiled at the CES 2018 event, which is just a three weeks away from now. However, Samsung might start selling both the smartphones in February 2018 or even at a later date.