Thursday , March 8 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ renders emerge via Weibo, and look good

A couple of new renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have appeared, showing off what we’re likely to see as Samsung’s premier smartphone for 2018. The leaked renders show both phones, though we only see the back side of the Galaxy S9, and not the Galaxy S9+.

Although it isn’t possible to see the rear of the larger Galaxy S9+, the rear of the Galaxy S9 certainly looks good, confirming previous rumours that the single rear-facing camera will remain, and that the fingerprint sensor will likely be moved to make it somewhat more intuitive. That should address one of the main complaints about the Galaxy S8 range – it was too easy to smudge up the camera lens while trying to find the fingerprint sensor.

The front renders also show us dual front-facing cameras, an interesting development, so there should be some increased selfie focus / capabilities here. We can also see significantly reduced / non-existent bezels, which may make the overall phone slimmer, too, as well as making the front view that much more appealing.

Rumours suggest that Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as soon as next week at CES 2018, though it’s unclear whether Samsung will “go early”, or launch their new phone at the tradeshow for mobile at MWC in February instead.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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