The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now almost in production, following months of R&D by Samsung’s engineers. The phone is expected to launch in very early Q1 (likely before MWC) and should be quite the treat once official.
To date, we’ve heard plenty about Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S9 phone; like, when it’ll launch, what CPU it will run, its design, and what to expect from its imaging department. But up to now, we hadn’t seen any images of the handset.
Well, that’s all changed now because GHOSTEK, a case maker, has just leaked the handset inside one of its cases. As you can see in the image, the Galaxy S9 retains Samsung’s infinity display, though it is rather difficult to discern too many details from the front, as the case obscures a lot of the handset.
The back, however, is a different story entirely. As you can see, the camera module has been completely rejigged. The sensors are now stacked vertically with the flash located at the very bottom, a stark contrast to how previous handsets have worked in this regard.
The Galaxy S9, as you can see in the image, WILL feature a dual-lens camera, just like the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X. The fingerprint reader is also in a much easier-to-reach-place as well, being way more central than it was on the Note 8 and Galaxy S8.
The camera space is a very competitive place at the moment with handsets like the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 dominating the reviews in this regard. Can Samsung come to the party with something equally impressive? I’d be surprised if it didn’t.
Bixby is still there, however, but the Galaxy S9 will still apparently feature a 3.5mm headphone jack – praise the gods of tech! It is worth noting that these renders are very early, so they might not be 100% accurate; they could be based on an older design, for instance, so as always take it with a pinch of salt.
The Galaxy S9 will launch in early-Q1 and you can expect a sizeable increase in price for this model, following Apple’s success in getting people to cough up over $1000 for a phone.