Samsung Galaxy S9 photo leaked

12:25 • 22.12.17

A ‘leaked’ photo has revealed what could be a look at Samsung’s Galaxy S9 handset.

And, if the photo is to be believed, the upcoming device will have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner just beneath the dual lens camera, correcting an issue in the current line-up that has frustrated many users, the Daily Mail reports.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ officially at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.

While the photo posted to Slashleaks doesn’t reveal much about the front of the device, there could be some important changes in the back.

The "off center" placement of the fingerprint sensor beside the camera in Galaxy S8 has proved awkward for some users.

But, the latest renderings show the firm may amend this with the Galaxy S9, instead placing the sensor right under the camera.  

Some industry experts suspect Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy S9 handsets in January at the CES show.

The firm hopes the move, four month earlier than its usual March launches, will help it boost sales against Apple - which usually waits until September to reveal its new handsets.

There are also rumours the firm will use the event to reveal it's first folding phone.

“Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans,” said VentureBeat's Evan Blass last month.

He claims the two phones are said to be nearly identical in appearance to their predecessors.

It's been seven months since Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 smartphone, and rumours of its next device continue to build.

Chinese leaker, Ice Universe, as mysteriously tweeted that the “back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot.”

While the leaker doesn't go into detail about how, Ice Universe has a strong track record for predicting features on Samsung devices. 

Ice Universe has posted a series of tweets about the Samsung Galaxy S9 this week.

The first tweet read: “100 per cent sure, Galaxy S9 no screen fingerprint recognition,” while the second continued: “The back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot.”

While Ice Universe didn't reveal details about what the change to the back could be, rumours suggest Samsung may introduce a dual-lens camera to the Galaxy S9 – a feature that appeared in its recent Galaxy Note 8. 

Yesterday, Ice Universe tweeted: 'I think the Galaxy S9 still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.'

This clashes with other rumours by TechDroider, who posted a sketch of the possible phone yesterday, and suggested the headphone jack would go.  



If the photo is to be believed, the upcoming device will have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner just beneath the dual lens camera, correcting an issue in the current line-up that has frustrated many users


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