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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ leak in hi-res renders thanks to Evan Blass

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leak leaves nothing to the imagination. (Source: @evleaks)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leak leaves nothing to the imagination. (Source: @evleaks)
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ have leaked out in pristine hi-res renders thanks to serial leaker Evan Blass. The new devices, somewhat ironically, look to have slightly larger side bezels due to a less pronounced curved glass design than last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ have leaked out in hi-res renders thanks to serial leaker Evan Blass. Although looking quite similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as previously determined, the new renders make it clear that Samsung appears to have reduced the way the display curves over the edges. Ironically, not only does this actually increase the side bezels to a certain extent, it gives both models a look resembling both the LG V30 and the LG-made Google Pixel XL 2. 

Other noticeable design changes that can be seen in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ include the number of under-glass cut outs for cameras and sensors packed into the top bezel that aren't to be found on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With Apple-like Animoji already rumored, the cutouts suggest that Samsung has also been busy developing 3D facial recognition technology designed to tackle Apple's Face ID. 

However, unlike Apple, as the recent case leak renders also show below (revealing the rear of the new S9 and S9+ models), Samsung looks intent on keeping the option open for users when it comes to biometric authentication. While the S9 only gets one rear camera, it still integrates a finger print scanner beneath it (this time not annoyingly placed to one side), while the S9+ integrates a finger print scanner beneath its dual-rear camera set up. 

Expect not a whole lot more to be revealed at the official Samsung launch event scheduled for February 25. 

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Unadulterated front view of the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Unadulterated front view of the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Rear view in case of Galaxy S9
Rear view in case of Galaxy S9
Rear view in case of Galaxy S9+
Rear view in case of Galaxy S9+
 

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-01-27 (Update: 2018-01-27)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.