New Samsung Galaxy S9+ Leak Reveals Slightly Thinner Bezels Than Samsung Galaxy S8+
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be either launched at MWC or at a special event later in March. While there have been a few reports that predicted an early launch, possibly at CES 2018, the company conceded that an early launch is not on cards. That leaves us with just over a couple of months for all the leaks that will seemingly “confirm” what the devices will look like.
Plenty of leaks and rumours have only been reported and this new leak of a screen protector has revealed something that has been speculated for a while now. The image shows that the bezels on the Galaxy S9+ (and presumably Galaxy S9) will be only slightly smaller than that found on their predecessors. While many believed that the new Galaxy ‘S’ devices will have a radical new design, multiple leaks have since, quashed those claims and it appears clearer than ever that the Galaxy S9 devices will look very similar to the Galaxy S8 devices.
One great news for Galaxy S9 and S9+ aspirants is that the fingerprint sensor will be repositioned. As much as we had liked an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will not adopt that technology yet and instead, place the fingerprint sensor below the camera, which is a much more ergonomic placement for the sensor.
While the Galaxy S8 and S8+ barely had any differences barring the screen and battery size, this year’s devices will have much more noticeable differences. The Galaxy S9 will continue to have a single camera at the back while the Galaxy S9+ will have a dual camera setup which could be vertically placed, unlike the Galaxy Note8.
Both the devices are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset for the American and South Korean markets while the rest of the world will have the Exynos 9810 chipset-powered Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Exynos 9810 chipset has a lot of emphasis on AI, which means that the company is counting big on its facial recognition technology to challenge Apple’s Face ID.The display size will remain the same as that of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with slightly thinner bezels.
With 2017 witnessing thousand dollar flagship phones, the Galaxy S9+ could be priced similarly to the iPhone X while the Galaxy S9 will remain a bit more affordable than its bigger sibling.