Despite a solid spec bump, an enhanced display and potentially game-changing camera, excitement about the Galaxy S9 has been mixed due to its conservative design and battery stagnation. The good news is new leaks reveal the smartphone does have surprises up its sleeve, though the design is not one of them…
A Very Familiar Design
Thanks to my friends at MobileFun, I can confirm the Galaxy S9 will be the equivalent of an ‘iPhone S’ year. The popular accessories retailer has attained the first official Samsung Galaxy S9 cases and they show the core design is so similar to its predecessor that a Galaxy S8 fits inside them almost perfectly (video below).
I say “almost” because you’ll notice the case cutouts on the back are different because Samsung is (sensibly) relocating the fingerprint sensor centrally beneath the camera. The Galaxy S9 Plus will also feature a dual camera this year, the first time Samsung has equipped the larger model with a superior shooter.