One of the biggest let downs of the Galaxy S9 Plus may not be happening after all. Early rumors suggested that Samsung would completely leave its dual camera system would stay exclusive to its Note line, but a newly leaked image reveals the camera system will come to the bigger Plus version.
An image published by Techtastic, the back glass panel of the Galaxy S9 Plus can be seen with the bigger camera cut out to house the dual camera system that Samsung first introduced with the Note 8. The glass panel looks similar to the one Samsung has included in its flagships this year, with the Samsung logo adorning the bottom of the device.
The major change Samsung is incorporating into its 2018 flagships is a vertical camera lay out. With the Note 8, the two cameras, flash and heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner were all housed in one long horizontal rectangle. This time around, the long vertical rectangle will house the two cameras at the top and the fingerprint scanner will be at the bottom. This will make accessing the fingerprint scanner infinitely easier.
Samsung opted to place the flash and heart rate sensor to the right side, judging from the leak.
The dual camera system will only be available in the bigger Plus version, with the smaller variant sticking with the single camera. In doing so, Samsung is adopting a key Apple staple of differentiating the regular and Plus options through features like the dual camera. That may not be the only differentiating aspect. Samsung may also opt to include 4GB of RAM in the smaller version while adding 6GB of RAM in the Plus model.
Aside from that, everything else should stay the same. Each device will sport the Infinity Display, Snapdragon 845 processor, and 64GB of storage with microSD expandability.
The S9 will have a 5.8-inch display (2960 by 1400) with 18.5 by 9 aspect ratio while the S9 Plus will have a 6.2-inch display. The bezels are expected to be slightly minimized, with the display taking 90-percent of the front panel; the S8 display takes up 84-percent of the front panel.
We won’t have to wait much longer to confirm this latest leak. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at Mobile Word Congress in February.