The Galaxy S9 is rumoured to launch within the first few months of this year.
It’s expected to be unveiled by Samsung either at next week’s CES 2018 in Las Vegas, or during February’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
And new alleged leaked pictures show the Samsung Galaxy S9 could fix one of the main issues with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ received rave reviews from critics upon its launch in April last year.
But one thing the Android smartphone was criticised for was the placement of the fingerprint scanner, with it located on the back and close to the rear camera.
The placement made it easy to smudge the camera lens by accident while trying to unlock the Galaxy S8 or S8+.
But this design choice looks to be getting changed with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, according to alleged leaked pictures which have appeared online.
Pictures on Chinese social network Weibo appear to show the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have a repositioned fingerprint scanner.
Alleged leaked shots show the fingerprint scanner underneath the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus’s camera on the rear.
The pictures, which appeared in The Inquirer, also show the Galaxy S9 having a single camera whereas the Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual camera set up.
The news comes after it was revealed the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ has received approval from the FCC, suggesting the launch event is imminent.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have surfaced in a number of official FCC documents.
The FFC, or Federal Communications Commission, is an independent US government agency that regulates communication hardware, as well as television, satellite, and cable connections across the country.
Samsung’s previous flagship phones – including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S7 – all appeared on the FCC one month before they were unveiled at a launch event.
The timing of the FCC approval appears to support claims that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus could debut at CES 2018.
But fans don’t have long to wait to find out if Samsung’s next phone will appear at the upcoming tech extravaganza.
CES 2018 will kick off on Tuesday January 9 2018, and will run until Friday January 12 2018.
Reliable tech tipster Evan Blass has said Samsung will hold an official Galaxy S9 launch event in March after giving fans a first look at CES 2018.
Its predecessor, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, were unveiled in March 2017 before being launched a month later in April.
The S8 and S8 Plus were priced respectively at £679 and £779, so it’s unlikely the S9 and S9 Plus were launch at a lower price point.
Published at Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:30:00 +0000