Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ press renders leaked a month before actual launch

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+

As usual, a month before the launch of a marquee flagship our friendly neighbourhood smartphone leaker Evan Blass has managed to unearth another big scoop. This time it is the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+. And, these renders do look like the real thing. Take a look at the image above.

From what we can gather, the design of the new Samsung flagships are largely the same with not much separating the two, except for the rear panel. On the rear, the S9+ is expected to come with dual cameras whereas the S9 will come with only one shooter. The smaller S9 will still include a 5.8-inch display whereas the larger one will have a 6.2-inch panel, with practically the same dimensions as the 2017’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

In case you are wondering why the image from the front indicates that the phone might actually come with side bezels, fret not…look at this shot of the side panel posted by Evan Blass in a subsequent tweet. 

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ spec changes

We already knew that Samsung won’t tinker with the design this year. However, the company is definitely bringing some upgrades to the internal specs of the phone. Samsung is expected to use the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC on the phones. We can also expect two 12MP cameras on the bigger Galaxy S9+. On the other hand the smaller of the two, will only get a singular 12MP camera unit. Both these phones are expected to come with the capability of shooting super slow motion 480fps video at 720p. Also, the cameras are also expected to be equipped with a variable aperture. This means users will have the option of switching between f/2.4 and f/1.5 on the fly. 

The other hardware spec differentiating the two phones is the RAM and ROM configuration. The Galaxy S9 will reportedly include 4gigs of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage. And, its bigger counterpart will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 

Are you folks excited about the new Samsung flagship phones? Let us know in the comments below. 

Ershad Kaleebullah

When Ershad isn't writing, he spends time killing virtual zombies on his PS4. Having worked with a slew of renowned publications like PCWorld, Channelworld, CIO, NDTV Gadgets (now Gadgets360), MySmartPrice, The Inquistr, and 91Mobiles, Ershad brings a whole world of experience to Mr. Phone. He is trying hard to convert all the team members into Apple fans but is facing a lot of resistance. Is anyone willing to help?