Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are all set to become the company's next-gen flagship smartphones, and leaks of the two phones are all over the Internet. In a new series of leaks, the supposed front panel and back panel of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have surfaced online.
Talking about the front panels of the new smartphones, the leaks, which appeared on Weibo, clearly show a similarity to the design on the Samsung Galaxy S8. The bezels on the front panel, although slightly smaller, appear similar to this year's Galaxy S8.
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Dutch site Techtastic claims to have got hold of the back panel of the Samsung Galaxy S9. The photo, uploaded on Monday, shows cutouts for a single-camera setup on the rear of the smartphone, which matches the design shown in the CAD-based renders leaked last week. The fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S9 also seems to have shifted to the bottom of the rear camera module.
Yet another report from a Chinese site suggests that we might get an upgraded battery capacity on the Galaxy S9, compared to last year. According to this report, the Galaxy S9 will sport a 3200mAh battery, which is 200mAh more than the 3000mAh battery we saw on this year's Galaxy S8. There is currently no update on the battery capacity of the Galaxy S9+. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is expected to offer fast charging support on the upcoming phones.
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There are also claims that trial production of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is expected to begin soon with mass production starting in January next year.
And, finally, a Bloomberg report mentions that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ might be slated for a late February launch, with the two variants releasing in March next year. This claim, if accurate, puts the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship launch schedule almost a month before the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch this year. We had earlier reported that Samsung might be looking at an announcement close to MWC 2018, which takes place from February 26 - March 1, 2018.
Recent reports about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ include anticipation of an improved iris scanner and the expected use of a next-gen substrate like PCB technology on the upcoming flagship smartphones.