Leaked renders of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus surface online ahead of MWC debut

The leaked renderings, courtesy of VentureBeat's Evan Blass, show off phones that are virtually identical to last year’s flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices.


Images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have leaked out ahead of their Mobile World Congress debut next month.

The leaked renderings, courtesy of VentureBeat's Evan Blass, show off phones that are virtually identical to last year’s flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices. As far as we can tell from the images, the sensor array at the top remains the same, as does the button configuration and screen-body ratio. The only comment we can make is that the renders appear to show matte-finished bezels rather than super glossy ones we saw on the S8 and S8+.

Leaked renders of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus surface online ahead of MWC debut

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Image: Venturebeat

Samsung has confirmed that both phones will debut at MWC 2018 in February. They’re expected to go on sale the month after. VentureBeat claims that its sources suggest that the phones will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset, both of which are built on a 10 nm process.

Unlike last year’s flagships, however, the internals of these phones are expected to vary slightly. The report indicates that the smaller model will offer 4 GB RAM while the larger one will offer 6 GB. While internal storage is expected to remain the same at 64 GB on both models, the larger model is expected to boast of a second rear camera as well. The headphone jack is expected to be retained.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the fingerprint sensor will be making a return to the front of the display. Leaked footage of a dummy S9 does suggest that the fingerprint sensor will be below the rear camera, making for a more ergonomically sound design than it was last year.

The 8 MP front camera is expected to be retained on both devices.

Judging by the date on the leaked image, the phones might go on sale on 16 March this year.

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