Samsung Galaxy S9 could fix the worst thing about the Galaxy S8
Samsung’s next flagship phone, tentatively dubbed the Galaxy S9, isn’t expected until early next year, but we may already know a few things about it.
As is often the case, the rumor mill has started to leak out snippets on the phone. And from the sounds of it, it could give the iPhone X a run for its money while simultaneously solving one of the worst problems of the Galaxy S8.
Slashleaks, a collection for leaked images and rumors, published on Monday several CAD images it claims are of the Galaxy S9, though Mashable can’t vouch for their authenticity.
The alleged 3D renders suggest the phone could have a similar design to the Galaxy S8, complete with curved edges on the back and front.
Samsung is likely to add a dual camera system to better compete with the iPhone X and the myriad of other Android phones that have them as well, including Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 8. Based on the images, it appears Samsung might switch from the Note 8’s horizontal arrangement to a vertical one.
There would be at least one benefit to this camera rearranging: The fingerprint sensor would be lower and easier to reach.
It certainly would make for a better design, but another prolific phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as @OnLeaks, says the CAD images are likely to be fake.
Disputing the CAD images, Hemmerstoffer shared on Twitter another CAD image of the alleged fake S9, but from the front side:
Leaks used to be very reliable, but with more unknown brands making phones that look remarkably similar to Samsung’s signature designs (curved edges, narrow bezels, edge-to-edge displays, etc.), it’s become more difficult to separate the “probably real” from the “smells fishy.”
Phone clones (like the infamous fake iPhone X’s that were going around for the past month or so) have also made it extremely hard to identify what’s authentic and what’s not.
Renders aside, there are some rumors that might paint a better picture of Samsung’s next flagship phone:
As always, these are all rumors (really early ones at that), so take them all with a large grain of salt. We’ll likely get a more reliable overview of what the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S9 looks once we make it into the new year.