There's obviously no reason to radically change a winning flagship design... two years in a row, but the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 hardly look ideal, so a couple of important refinements are still to be expected with Samsung's "next big thing".
That's according to a newly leaked render of next year's flagship Samsung smartphone inside a toughened case. A new report today provides more concrete details, especially regarding the camera system, and a possible earlier announcement. This new leak adds to the decent amount of reliable information we already have on what we can expect from the upcoming phone.
The handsets are said to feature 5.8 inch and 6.2 inch Infinity Displays. While it's hard to get a look at the overall shape of the smartphone, we can clearly see from the front that it retains the curved display sides from its Galaxy S8 predecessor.
If the images are correct, the Galaxy S9 will be the first S series phone to feature a dual lens camera, with a vertical set up to match that found on Apple's iPhone X.
Additionally, the S9s will reportedly back Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors and a new Exynos chip in other parts of the world. Its smaller sibling will make do with 4GB of RAM and a single camera at the back. Both models pack 64GB of internal storage, supplemented by a microSD slot, and both leave the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack intact.
Here's where things get a little interesting: Other than their screen sizes, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were almost identical in every way.
Finally, Samsung plans to introduce a backward-compatible DeX docking station that situates the phones flat and utilizes the screens as either a touchpad or a virtual keyboard.