While we wait for confirmation on the Galaxy X, leaked renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 indicate the the public shouldn’t overlook next year’s model. The leaker renders, courtesy of @OnLeakes, reveal new info about the phone that both surprises and delights us.
For starters, the S9 will sport a vertical strip on the back housing both a single rear camera and the fingerprint reader. Additionally, it will have a headphone jack, reversing a troubling trend of disappearing 3.5mm jacks.
The flagship Samsung 2018 smartphone still has a curved screen but offers a minuscule improvement in bezel size. The bottom bezel is 0.1 mm slimmer than that of the Galaxy S8. This goes against previous rumors which stated that Samsung’s next phone would be without a bottom bezel. All in all, the Galaxy S9 is rumored to be 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4mm.
The Galaxy S9+ is almost identical to the S9, but will have dual-rear facing camera setup instead of a single camera. The cameras will be arranged vertically above the fingerprint sensor. As for size, the S9+ is 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, a significant reduction from the Galaxy S8+.
While these leaks give us a good sense of what the S9 and S9+ will likely look like, it is important to remember that these images are CAD (computer aided drawings)-based renders and not product pictures. Hopefully, official photos of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be revealed at the International Consumer Electric Show (CES) 2018. Both phones are set to release in March 2018.