Leaked Renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Show Off Incremental Updates

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 9 Comments

Not too long ago, Samsung sent out invites for its Unpacked 2018 event, where the company will be taking the wraps off its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. There’s not been a lot of leaks about the S9 and S9+ to date, but renders of both the devices have been leaked by VentureBeat today, showing off the latest updates to Samsung’s Galaxy line.

Now, of course, the Galaxy S8 was a substantial upgrade for the Galaxy line last year — which means Samsung won’t be coming out with anything too exciting this year. And that’s exactly what the leaked renders, pictured above, suggest. Going by the design on the renders, it seems like the bezels around the displays are slightly bigger. This could be a case of an inaccurate render, though, so we will have to see how the device actually looks in real life to be able to compare the design to last year’s S8.

In terms of specs, not a lot of things are changing. The regular S9 will come with a 5.8-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The bigger S9+ packs a 6.2-inch display, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. Samsung is also including stereo speakers with the new S9, and that will be a welcome addition to many.

As teased by Samsung recently, the new S9 comes with a “reimagined” camera. According to the report, the S9’s 12MP camera on the back can now record “super slow-mo” 480fps videos at 720p. The company has integrated a new system that lets users switch between f/2.4 and f/1.5 apertures on the camera, too. The bigger S9+ will come with a dual-camera setup, and Samsung has apparently tweaked the design of the back of the device to allow for a better placement (finally!) of the fingerprint scanner. And the Bixby button? It’s still here, sigh.

Either way, Samsung will be officially launching its new Galaxy S9 line on February 25, and shipping on March 16.

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10 responses to “Leaked Renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Show Off Incremental Updates”

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    Polycrastinator

    I would buy one of these things in a heartbeat if they just put a clean build of Android on it, but I just can't with Samsung's customizations, I can't reward a physical Bixby button with my dollars.

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    brettscoast

    Good write up Mehedi


    The S8 & S8+models of the phone were probably the best of the high end android smart phones in terms of design and hardware. Looks as though they have finally taken on board the advice about the placement of the fingerprint reader the bezel design look interesting in these unconfirmed early images we have, well bixby button can be configured i am assuming so its not all bad. I believe Samsung has the mix of models and specs right here with 64GB on board storage is probably the sweetspot and offering the 128GB version for high end users multitasking etc. I was keen to get the S8+ will now wait for the release of the S9+ version. It's only 6 weeks away.



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    Waethorn

    Samsung: "Change. Reimagined."


    ....as evolution updates.

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    Daniel7878

    I still love my s7. It’s been a beast of a phone as far as I’m concerned. Looking forward to an s9 upgrade. Especially since it supports T-Mobile’s 600 spectrum rollout.

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    NT6.1

    I will only be impressed when they manage to put the fingerprint reader behind the display.

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    Jorge Garcia

    It could be they are addressing one of the main complaints about the recent galaxies which was the distortion caused by the "infinity edge" and the difficulty of holding it without touching the sides. But that also means it takes a hit in the looks department, which I personally don't mind as I value practicality over a neat curvy display. I have never been swayed by Samsung galaxies, but the S9 certainly has my attention. If the DeX-dock feature could be applied to a slim laptop-type shell (like the one that HP had for its X3) then that would be a very compelling package indeed.

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