The microblogging website Weibo is famous for posting leaks on upcoming devices yet to be released. What we have here in a couple of photos is allegedly the back of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
We pretty much know that these next-generation Galaxy devices will be incremental updates to the very popular S8 and S8 Plus. So don’t expect something radically different this time around.
Again, the Chinese social network has what looks to be a photo of the S9 and S9 Plus from behind.
We see a similar design as the S8, but this time with the fingerprint reader below the camera.
This is what customers wanted with the S8 models. Having to extend your index finger to the left of the camera made for a cumbersome experience so this is a welcome addition.
It seems as if the smaller variant will only include a single camera setup, while the larger device is featuring dual cameras.
Samsung doesn’t seem to have messed with the design too much, and that ‘s a great thing as both the S8 and S8 Plus are excellent looking phones.
There aren’t any guarantees that Samsung will unveil both models at this year’s CES.
Some rumors are suggesting that we will indeed see an official unveiling, but this has yet to be confirmed, and at this point is a little hard to believe.
I would be more inclined to see Samsung announce both phones in and around Mobile World Congress next month.
If anything, I believe that Samsung will unveil mockup devices of some sorts with multiple displays. It would be their way of saying, look at what we are working on for future devices.
The tech giant has worked on mobile devices with multiple displays for some time based on the patents they have filed.
We’ve heard similar reports about Microsoft and its possible return to the mobile space with a foldable smartphone. This could be a potential game-changer for the industry if done correctly. As internal components become smaller and more efficient, manufacturers can further experiment with new concepts.
One thing is for sure, and that is we are not too long from seeing the Galaxy S9 officially unveiled. The company recently received FCC approval so we know both models are on their way. This may be an excellent time for users on either the Galaxy S6 or S7 to think about a hardware upgrade.