Another day, another alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 leak. It makes sense, we’re only a few short weeks away from MWC 2018 where Samsung will unveil the device unto the world at their Unpacked event. In the process of shipping hundreds upon hundreds of these devices for the show, leaks are sure to trickle out. That doesn’t mean they’re all legit, especially when they come out China who’s known for building cheap knock-offs as soon as device schematics are leaked.
Today a new video was posted onto Chinese social network Weibo. The video shows someone testing the “touch screen sensitivity” of a device they claim is the Galaxy S9. Unlike previous videos, this one looks more legit in that Samsung’s Infinity Display (the branding they’ve given their new displays with smaller bezels) is in full view. Unfortunately, the rest of the phone wasn’t shown off, just this brief glimpse so it could just as easily be the Galaxy S8 we’re looking at here.
It’s worth noting that based on CAD file leaks, the Galaxy S9 wont really change much when it comes to the front of the device, looking nearly identical to last year’s Galaxy S8. It’s the back where things get a little more interesting. The Galaxy S9 will likely move that ill-placed fingerprint sensor beneath the camera (hopefully the speed and accuracy has also been improved), and there’s rumors that the larger Galaxy S9+ could feature a dual-camera setup.
Yesterday we were given some details on the camera Samsung will likely employ on the Galaxy S9, so there’s still some upgrades to get excited about. Stay tuned for more.
January 24, 2018 at 09:08AM