[Update: Galaxy S9+ too] Fresh Galaxy S9 renders hint at minor design tweaks

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It appears that Samsung might not make major changes to the Galaxy S9’s design despite earlier reports. We reported earlier today that the Galaxy S9 may not have notably reduced front bezels as previously expected. Some fresh Galaxy S9 renders have surfaced online now which suggest something similar. The Galaxy S9 is going to look quite similar to its predecessor.

Fresh Galaxy S9 renders

The CAD-based renders have been leaked by @OnLeaks who has a solid track record. The renders show that the Galaxy S9 will look quite similar to the Galaxy S8. Since the aspect ratio is expected to remain the same as well, both devices will be nearly from the front.

The only major design change will be at the back where the fingerprint sensor will be repositioned underneath the camera lens. The current placement of the sensor has been a pain point for quite a lot of users so Samsung seems to be addressing the issue. The heart rate sensor might also be relocated to the right side of the primary camera module.

Other than that, the USB Type-C port, volume buttons, power and Bixby buttons, speaker and headphone jack will be in the same positions as before.

Since Samsung doesn’t seem to be doing much on the design front, one can only hope that it improves the internals, software and features significantly to justify the purchase of another almost $1,000 smartphone for customers.

With its smartphone shipments already predicted to stall next year, it will really have to make the Galaxy S9 worth their hard-earned money.





Update: Similar renders of the Galaxy S9+ have been leaked online by the same source. The only major difference here is the presence of a dual camera system on the larger handset.

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4 months 8 days ago
Martin Eugeniev
TBH, the biggest changes were from the S6 and S7… now the s9 will be just worthless… Whats the point of upgrading from the S8 or even S7 users to the S9? No due camera on the smaller device, the fingerprint position for me is okey but the reader itself isn’t very accurate and its almost a big miss or delay… I don’t know what is Samsung even doing with their phones? Plus I have been waiting for due speaker combo since the S7 … Let’s not say a word for their software support… Lots of users still on August… Read more »
Lucidfer
4 months 8 days ago
Lucidfer

Nice render, terrible news.

4 months 9 days ago
Horus Osiris

And again no stereo speakers, talking about Harman/Kardon acquisition lol

SAMgalaxyXXX
4 months 9 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

No need to make drastic design changes next year just make it a little bit wider and with a 3800 and 4000+ battery and put dual camera on both.

strazzi
4 months 9 days ago
strazzi

No one seen S9 in live so WTF? Wait to see final product. We dont know what is true abouth rumers. I will never buy chinese brand, they are allways one step behinde. With screens, CPU… Mabey this is a god thing. So we dont have to hurry to upgrade from s8. I think that in one year no phone is old so you need to buy new one.

colliderz
4 months 9 days ago
colliderz

Samsung just pulled an S8-S. Those who want dual speakers…. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN…. Those who still dream for IR blaster… IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Bigger battery? You bloody wish!. And definitely 4 GB RAM. I am seriously considering to buy some other Chinese brand now.

friss
4 months 9 days ago
friss

Stereo speakers please! Make use of the earpiece as a speaker too! At least it better than momo speaker at the bottom! Look at iPhone, it does sound better when playing music or videos.

LegendSmoker
4 months 5 days ago
LegendSmoker

imho the iphone earpiece stereo mod is actually very annoying and i really wish that this not happens to samsung phones. i heard this only on iphone 7 also so maybe its better now

4 months 9 days ago
Heiko Huber

So the S9 will be a little bit smaller than the S8? 5,65″ instead of 5,8

Bobbingalong
4 months 9 days ago
Bobbingalong
Huge disappointment here! Terrible move Samsung to make the s9 crap. Next will be confirmation it’s 4gb and only difference from the s8 will be the repositioned FPS and £100 more expensive. Samsung has gone out on a limb to shoot themselves in the foot, definitely won’t be getting my money next year or ever again. Not a flagship phone at all! Even the cheap Chinese OEM has dual cameras. Definitely not impressed! Definitely will skip the s9 and potentially S10 if they are going down the route of making the smaller device crap. Need to look at the alternative… Read more »
colliderz
4 months 9 days ago
colliderz

The problem is that Samsung has stopped giving a damn about the customers. Do they even listen?

Bobbingalong
4 months 9 days ago
Bobbingalong

They will listen to their bank balance dropping and from poor reviews. It will be the s5 again

o0MHJ0o
4 months 9 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Don’t scare us like this! Practically looks like an S8 with a different placed FPS and the rumours of a downgraded S9 sounds like it WILL be jus that! An S8 again!

4 months 9 days ago
Mahmoud Shehadah

Looks like the battery will be a big one… as it shows the device thecker than before

dixit
4 months 9 days ago
dixit

Sucks, i’m gonn skip the S line next year, hopefully some other manufacturer will best Samsung

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