Could this be our first proper look at the Galaxy S9? Probably not

A CAD schematic, which allegedly showcases the design of the upcoming Galaxy S9 (and presumably the Galaxy S9 Plus), surfaced on popular leak aggregator SlashLeaks on Monday, November 13.

But don’t get too excited.

We reached out to one of our trusted sources in an attempt to verify the authenticity of the render, and were informed that it could be one of the many early designs Samsung was toying with – or, most likely, a fake.

It’s not uncommon for people to create renders solely from rumours – and that’s probably what’s happened here. After all, the schematic matches up with most, if not all, the chatter we’ve heard about the Galaxy S9 to date.

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The handset, for example, is tipped to feature an edge-to-edge Infinity Display à la Galaxy S8, a vertically-mounted dual-camera setup with a fingerprint reader located beneath it and, of course, a dedicated Bixby button.

That’s all highlighted in the render.

We’re not going to rule out the possibility of it being real, however. Given the blurriness of the schematic, it’s tough to say whether specific details are accurate – which is something our source also highlighted.

For now, we’d advise taking it with a considerable pinch of salt. Rest assured, though: a torrent of Galaxy S9 leaks will flood the internet as soon as the unit enters mass production next month.

And that’s when we’ll catch our first proper glimpse of it.

Do you think the schematic is the real deal? What design changes are you hoping to see on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus? Be sure to let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.