As more Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors surface, the smartphone is looking more like a small update to its predecessor, especially after the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ introduced the groundbreaking Infinity Display feature.
The Galaxy S9 was expected to come with upgrades in the form of thinner bezels and a dual rear camera setup. However, reports claim that these features will not be present in the upcoming smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Will Not Have Thinner Bezels
With the popularity of the iPhone X, many expected Samsung to trim down the bezels of the Galaxy S9 even further to provide a better challenge against rival Apple's smartphone. However, according to prolific leaker Ice Universe, Samsung has decided to cancel the plan to reduce the Galaxy S9 bezel. The smartphone will instead look very similar to the Galaxy S8.
To make the bezels of the iPhone X very minimal, Apple folded its display, ironically manufactured by Samsung, underneath themselves at the bottom potion of the smartphone. This allows the display controller to be hidden behind the display itself, making a very minimal bottom bezel possible.
Ice Universe claims that Samsung will not copy Apple's solution, though there is no explanation on why the company will not do so.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Will Not Have A Dual Rear Camera
Meanwhile, a new set of high-resolution renders from Steve Hemmerstoffer, or better known as the insider OnLeaks, revealed that the Galaxy S9 will only have a single rear camera.
The renders, created by OnLeaks and 91mobiles, are said to be based on factory CAD images that allegedly come from Samsung itself. Arguably, the biggest takeaway from the render is that there will be no dual rear camera setup for the Galaxy S9, following previous rumors that only the Galaxy S9+ will get it.
One notable change, however, is the fingerprint sensor, which was located beside the Galaxy S8 rear camera. The Galaxy S9 will have the security component placed below its rear camera.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Will be Unveiled At CES 2018
Samsung fans will know whether or not the Galaxy S9 will be a boring update to the Galaxy S8 once the smartphone is unveiled early next year.
The latest news is that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be officially unveiled in late February next year at the Mobile World Congress. This follows the recent report debunking rumors that the Galaxy S9 will make its first public appearance as early as January at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.