We’ve been closely following Samsung’s timeline of events for the much-anticipated announcement of the company’s latest flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Both phones will be officially unveiled at the Unpacked 2018 event happening on February 25 just ahead of MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
New renders of both phones were shared by mobile reporter Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks via his Twitter account. Taking a quick look at the images, the phones manage to retain the core build-style of rounded edges and almost zero bezel from the Galaxy S8 handsets, but somehow look different in a very subtle way. One sure change though is the location of the fingerprint scanner, expected to switch locations to beneath the camera lens. This should be a welcome change for fans who complained that the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint location was not ideal.
The Galaxy S9+ is expected to have a dual-lens camera set up on its back, though we’re not yet keen on the actual lens specifics. The Galaxy S9 should have a single rear lens, which may just be the only key difference other than battery size that will differentiate the two phones. Despite this, expect both models to have improved imaging prowess, as this is what is being touted by Samsung on its teaser invite. For finer details, both phones could sport new bottom-mounted stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C for charging, a heart rate monitor, iris scanning, an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, side-mounted power and volume controls, and a fresh-looking Purple wallpaper.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ could ship as early as March 16. What are you looking forward to most about these new models?