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Galaxy S9 looks identical to the Galaxy S8, save for one important change

by Brandon Russell | December 14, 2017December 14, 2017 12:30 pm EST

Now that the New Year is almost here, it won’t be long before Samsung reveals the Galaxy S9. In fact, rumor has it Samsung will tease the device at CES next month (or possibly not). Whatever happens, apparent CAD-based renders may be giving us our first glimpse of what the new device could look like.

According to the render, provided by 91mobiles and OnLeaks, the Galaxy S9 will look pretty close to last year’s Galaxy S8, save for one key change: the fingerprint sensor’s location has been changed.

Rather than sitting beside the camera, Samsung may place the sensor just below the camera, making it infinitely easier to reach. Granted, it still sits dangerously close to the camera, but it’s a big improvement over the sensor’s current placement, which many critics griped about when the Galaxy S8 first launched.

Like the Galaxy S8, there still appears to be a dedicated Bixby button, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. That’s an important thing to note because a lot of big companies have started to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack as the market trends toward Bluetooth technology.

Not much is known about the Galaxy S9 at this point, but it’s safe to assume the phone will feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor and Android Oreo out of the box. There has also been a report claiming the handset will feature more advanced iris-scanning technology.

Check out the renders below for a first-look at the Galaxy S9.


Brandon Russell

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