Samsung Galaxy S9+ rumor roundup: What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S9+ in early 2018. According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is expected to ship with narrow bezels with 90% screen to body ratio. Hene, you can expect a smartphone similar to the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Essential Phone and DOOGEE MIX 2.

Based on the reports, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature a narrow top bezel coupled with a virtually non-existent bottom bezel. The device will also accommodate all the standard sensors.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Meanwhile, the reputed tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks disclosed that Samsung will showcase the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the CES 2018 to be held during the second week of January. There are also reports that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 during MWC 2018 in early February with estimated shipping around late March or early April.

The alleged render of the Galaxy S9 has been recently leaked via BGR and it was meant to expose the back cover. The image reveals the front frame, which is identical to that of the Galaxy S8. However, the cutouts on the rear indicate that the upcoming device will be rugged than the currently available Galaxy S8. The smartphone is enclosed inside the case.

Talking about the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be equipped with a dual-lens camera placed in vertical format. The fingerprint sensor will be probably placed below the LED Flash enclosed in a small rectangle. While the Galaxy S9 (SM-G960) will have a single camera, the Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965) will bear dual camera sensors.

The design of the handset looks rugged and the rear side looks clean. On the side, we can clearly view three buttons including the most likely dedicated button for the Bixby voice assistant. As the name indicates, the Galaxy S9+ will have a large 6.2-inch display when compared with the standard version of 5.8-inches.

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That being said, you should accept the facts only with a pinch of salt since there is no official confirmation. We will have to wait until January end for more leaks to emerge. We will continue to monitor the developments and keep you updated. Stay tuned.

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