We’ll likely see both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus flagships launch within the next few months, and information about the phone is still sparse despite some pretty steady leaks. Until we know what exactly we can expect from the upcoming devices, creative designers have been releasing concept images that take what we currently suspect from the phones and turn them into visual mockups of the device. This is a regular occurrence for any upcoming phone, and a realistic Galaxy S9 Plus concept has released on YouTube from the channel Concept Creator that gives us a sense of potential design and features of the upcoming phone.
Galaxy S9 Plus Concept
While many phone concepts are built solely based off of the artist’s imagination, it seems that this Galaxy S9 Plus concept is based off of some rumors and leaks that give information regarding the features and design of Samsung’s upcoming flagships.
Leaks suggest that the Galaxy S9 will feature a single camera, and the render applies this concept. While Samsung’s Galaxy lines have always had spectacular cameras, a dual sensor setup might have elevated the pictures even further, so it’s a little disappointing that we may not see that included. The rear-facing fingerprint sensor is placed in a much more convenient spot than with the S8 as well, which is a breath of fresh air. With bezels shrinking and screens getting larger and larger, it’s difficult for manufacturers to find a spot to include a fingerprint scanner. While there is currently some research being done that may allow a sensor to be included underneath the display, we’ll have to settle for a more attractively placed rear scanner on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
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Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus concept have a similar design that doesn’t depart too much from the current generation. This is to be expected considering the knowledge we have thus far, and seems to confirm that we’ll see a release that’s largely iterative rather than innovative. Samsung has a good thing going with the Galaxy S line, but it would have been nice to see something brand new – especially considering the popularity of Apple’s iPhone X with the innovative Face ID technology.
Both phones feature a curved display, and include a Samsung logo on the rear of the phone. The video, included below, shows off several Galaxy S9 Plus concept images in varying colors. While it’s obviously impossible to determine what shades the phone will ship in, it’s still nice to speculate. The designer showed off black, blue, red, and purple images for the upcoming phones. It appears as if the pressure sensitive on-screen button present in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes a reappearance in the Galaxy S9 Plus concept images.
A recent leak suggests that the phone will include a headphone jack, and the Galaxy S9 Plus concept image seems to confirm that both phones will sport this feature. As expected, a USB Type-C port will power the phone, taking advantage of the latest technology for both charging and data transfer.
Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Release Date
That’s pretty much all we can glean from these new Galaxy S9 concept images. As mentioned above, this is by no means an official render, but it does take into account some pretty reliable rumors. It’s likely that we’ll see similar design and features from the upcoming phones, but we’ll obviously have to wait a couple of months before we see what’s really in store.
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February, with a launch following shortly thereafter.