A sketch depicting what’s said to be the Samsung Galaxy S9 appeared online earlier today, having originally been shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The image that can be seen above doesn’t reveal many new details about the overall design of the flagship that weren’t already covered by previous leaks and rumors but it does come with supposed dimensions of Samsung’s next premium Android offering. As per the schematics, the Galaxy S9 will be 147.63 x 68.69 x 8.41mm in size, with the exception of the small camera bump area where the handset will be 8.76mm thick. Coupled with recent rumors claiming that the Galaxy S9 will retain the 5.8-inch Supr AMOLED display of the Galaxy S8, it appears that the upcoming device will feature even smaller bezels than its predecessor which measured in at 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm.
While the leak suggests Samsung’s 2018 offering is set to be slightly thicker than the Galaxy S8, it’s currently unclear whether the difference between the two indicates the Galaxy S9 will have a larger battery than the previous phone which shipped with a 3,000mAh unit. The newly uncovered image does give more credence to recent reports that Samsung is looking to deliver a screen-to-body ratio north of 90 percent with its next flagships, albeit the actual depiction of the device doesn’t seem to fall in line with its dimensions, assuming the Galaxy S9 still has a 5.8-inch screen.
Apart from slimmer bezels and an improved SoC, the Galaxy S9 series isn’t expected to mark a major step forward for Samsung‘s Android offerings and should instead only deliver a refined version of the Galaxy S8 lineup which was already widely praised in almost every aspect. The larger Galaxy S9 Plus is rumored to start at 6GB of RAM as opposed to 4GB and may be the only one to feature a dual-camera setup, with both phones being said to sport fingerprint sensors beneath their cameras instead of next to them so as to address one of the rare complaints consumers had about the previous two flagships. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to launch by early spring, presumably around the time MWC 2018 starts in late February.