Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus design hinted at in leaked renders

A set of allegedly official Samsung renders surfaced on Chinese social networking website Weibo on January 2, seemingly showcasing the design of the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

First spotted by Android Headlines, the images highlight two units – one with a single sensor rear-facing camera, believed to be the Galaxy S9, and another with a dual-sensor configuration, which is rumoured to be the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Both smartphones should feature a near-identical design to their predecessors, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, as depicted in the images, with the bulk of the changes expected to take place under the hood.

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One much-requested cosmetic change Samsung appears to have made, however, is moving the fingerprint sensor to a more convenient location, nestling it below – rather than next to – the rear-facing camera sensor.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are tipped to ship with the same edge-to-edge Infinity Displays as their processors, an Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 processor and AKG-tuned stereo speakers, according to recent leaks.

While we don’t know exactly when Samsung is planning to take the wraps off the handset, Bloomberg has reason to believe the firm has an event penciled in for February, with the units scheduled to hit the shelves sometime in March.

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