- Major changes on the back panel
- 3.5mm jack will not be skipped
- Display will have even smaller bezels
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is still a distant dream, but we have seen various design concepts and leaks regarding the next year’s flagship from the South Korean giant. The internet is flooded with leaks related to the new device. Samsung is undoubtedly working on its next year’s flagship smartphone and we expect it come up with something new that we have not seen in any other device. The Galaxy S8 has definitely raised our expectations from the giant. The recent leaks suggest that the new device will have changes mainly in the back panel along with some internal changes as well.
Ice Universe has made several tweets regarding the design of Galaxy S9. It suggested that the device will have a lot of major changes on the back. There was no further information as to what changes the design will have by the informant. However if also claimed that the smartphone will not get rid of the 3.5mm jack.
Galaxy Club, a Dutch tech blog reported last week about the patent filed by Samsung with a Korean trademark organization. The reports claim that the patent was regarding the placement of the fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S9 that could be placed on a notch at the bottom of the screen.
There are two different reports regarding placement on the fingerprint sensor. Some sources say that Samsung will implement the optical fingerprint sensor which means the fingerprint sensor will be embedded under the display. On the other hand, there are reports that the Galaxy S9 will not come with the in-display fingerprint sensor. Several smartphone manufacturers have tried to implement the features but all attempts to do came across various problems.
There are several reports that Samsung is developing the in-display touch identification and planning to introduce it publicly. The company has been subjected to reports of negotiating with biometric vendor including Synaptics, BeyondEyes, Egis and Samsung LSI. Galaxy Club also reported that Samsung has filed a new patent with South Korea’s Intellectual Property Rights Information Service which suggests pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint reader.
The Samsung is reported to start the production of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ by the end of this year. The smartphones can be expected earlier next year than this year’s smartphones. They are likely to be released during Mobile World Congress (MWC) scheduled to held in the month of February next year.