A glimpse of upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9

By this time of the year, we all know that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is indeed coming and the phone is already in the mass production protocol. According to the recent listing on the micro-blogging site, BGR, a case maker has shared details regarding the upcoming flagship smartphone, and it does look similar to that of the current generation Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Here are the complete design details on the upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung.

Front the primitive inspection, the smartphone does look similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8, however, in the renders, the phone just showcases the top notch, so, there are very high chances that, the company might have removed the entire bottom notch, in favour of the almost bezel-less design. The dual curved edges are most prominent part of the design, with a slightly narrow chin on the top, which houses the front-facing camera, iris scanner, and other important sensors. Even the earpiece with the main microphone is also intact, so, there will be no physio electric sensor like the Xiaomi Mi MIX.

Continuing with the display, the smartphone offers a similar dual-curved Super AMOLED display, protected by a thin sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. Looking at the button placement, the smartphone offers volume button and the dedicated Bixby button on the left side, and the power button is situated on the right side. So, the company continues to use the “not so famous” Bixby button on their next-generation smartphone as well.

There aren’t any prominent clues to claim the existence of the USB type C and 3.5 mm headphone jack. But, looking at the history, we are sure that, the company will include these ports, no matter what. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is also expected to feature the same all-glass design, to incorporate features like wireless charging.

The most prominent differences, that anyone can notice are situated on the back side. It looks like, Samsung has finally learnt their lesson. The fingerprint scanner is now located just below the dual-camera module, making it more accessible compared to one on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. Finally, the brand is also borrowing the dual rear-facing camera from the Galaxy Note 8, instead of vertical positioning, the brand has positioned these cameras horizontally, making it in line with the Apple iPhone X. The main camera does have a dedicated single tone LED flash with a heart rate monitor, just like the Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, and S8. So, your smartphone will also double as the heart rate monitor (which is mostly found on the fitness bands).

So, compared to the S8, you will get the dual camera, narrower bezels, improved iris scanner. So, what do you think about these new features? Are these sufficient enough you to upgrade from Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8? Share your views in the comment box.