We are still in 2017, yet rumors about devices scheduled to launch next year have already started flowing in. One of the significant leaks surrounds the next-gen Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup, which has been frequenting the rumor mill these days. In the latest, design of the flagship smartphone has been detailed through fresh renders. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
BGR.com claims to have confirmed the design of Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. One of the key features to look out for is the presence of dual cameras, and a repositioned fingerprint sensor. According to the report, the upcoming Galaxy S9 phones will feature the dual-camera setup positioned in a vertical fashion, similar to the Apple iPhone X, and the fingerprint sensor will be positioned beneath the camera. Both the camera, and the fingerprint sensor are said to be centrally located at the back of the phone. Also Read - Samsung Odyssey G3, Odyssey G5, Odyssey G7 gaming monitors launched: Details here
Interestingly, Samsung is also rumored to be working on an improved facial recognition technology to compete with rival Apple. However, it is not confirmed if the new capability will be added to the upcoming Galaxy S9 lineup. Also Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
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Other leaked features include the continuation of Infinity Display on the Galaxy S9. Based on the renders by accessory maker Ghostek, the bezel-less display will remain on the Galaxy S9, albeit with an even narrower top and bottom bezels. The speaker will be at the top.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S9 lineup is expected to run the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or equivalent Exynos 9810 SoC. The company is likely to restrict itself to 6GB of RAM for the higher model. Given the boost in design and features, the Galaxy S9 is expected to be pricier than predecessors when it is launched in February.
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