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Fresh Galaxy S9 leak shows off the device in the flesh

We’ll continue to see new Galaxy S9 leaks in the days leading up to the handset’s launch. We have seen quite a few leaked renders of the upcoming flagship so far and today a couple of live images of the handset appear to have been leaked online. They show off the device in the flesh and it doesn’t look all that different from what we’ve seen so far in the leaked renders.

Galaxy S9 leaked in the flesh

These live images of the Galaxy S9 are said to have originated from Vietnam. It’s in Midnight Black which is one of the color options that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will be offered in. Samsung is also going to offer a new color option called Lilac Purple with the flagship. Leaked renders have already given us an idea of what this new color will look like on the device.

We can also see that it says “Secured by Knox” on bootup. It’s unclear if this just refers to the Knox protection that Samsung builds into all of its mobile devices or if the Galaxy S9 has some special Knox security features.

The only major design change can be seen at the back with the fingerprint sensor now being placed below the camera lens. All in the all, the device looks quite similar to the Galaxy S8, as expected. That’s not necessarily a bad thing given that the Galaxy S8 had one of the best designs of any Android smartphone on the market last year. However, those who already own a Galaxy S8 might find it difficult to justify purchasing a new flagship smartphone that looks the same as the one they already have.

Since the design alone won’t be enough to entice people to purchase its new phone, Samsung will surely be offering some great new software features to justify the purchase for customers. These new features include AR emoji, live translation with Bixby Vision, camera UI improvements and more. The company is expected to release the Galaxy S9 on March 16.


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Biransahin
Biransahin

Why does every leaker have long dirty fingernails and use a rubbish camera to take the photo? Lol. Anyway I’ll be waiting for the Note9 or even Note10 as I love this Note8.. Trying to persuade my wife to upgrade from her S7 Edge to S9 plus just so I can play with it!

ogsamsung
ogsamsung

Those same coke nails from last years s8 leak, let see if they delete this comment just like last year lol

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Looks like a fatter and wider s8, unless the images are distorted.

Nothing exciting about the new image. Though those finger nails are scary 🙂

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

It doesn’t look like the s8 from the back.
And there will be no changes at the front, that’s very predictable since there’s not much thing that can be changed

Biransahin
Biransahin

Extremely scary nails. Lol. But no, it’s not fatter and wider, just a bad photo.

John1920
John1920

I see no need to upgrade from my s8+

By using the ported google camera apk, I get portrait mode and HDR+ processing…. I’ll wait on the 10 anniversary Galaxy

Rugratzz
Rugratzz

It sounds like its going to be a good phone, but for me no this time

RR

Biransahin
Biransahin

You’re right. If you have an S8+ there’s no need to upgrade yet. The S10 will feel like a real upgrade. For those on S7 Edge like my wife, it will be well worth it.

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

Beautiful, it will be a great upgrade for me coming from the A3 2017.