When Samsung Galaxy S8 was about to be unveiled, case makers started “leaking” what would be the design of the phone. Of course, not all of them nailed it, but over the recent past, we’ve seen some good work from Ghostek, a pretty much-renowned case maker.
Now, in an attempt to give us an early look into what Samsung is working on with respect to the Galaxy S9, Ghostek has published a case of the standard S9 on its official website, including the expected price. This is weeks before the phone is made official and with this in mind, it’s easy not to believe everything about the case.
Whether it’s another typical case of “if you are not first, you are last” is still hard to tell at the moment. But from the look of things, there are a good number of similarities with what has leaked before. Perhaps this is just a case render made from the leaked details, but whatever the case, we can see that Samsung will be sticking to the same design language as the Galaxy S8, at least not on the back panel.
The Galaxy S8 faced a backlash with the placement of the fingerprint scanner and it has long been mooted that the company will rectify this mistake on the Galaxy S9. As it is, the scanner is now in a much better position, resting just below the main camera. Speaking of the camera, the leaked case shows off a single-lens setup that is expected on the Galaxy S9. Apparently, it’s only the Galaxy S9+ that will get a dual-lens camera on the back, with the fingerprint sensor taking the same position as with the standard S9.
The leaked case belongs to the Nautical Series and is meant to add ruggedness to the Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as waterproofing. With this in mind, there’s no room to see the design of the phone in full sight, but it’s still evident that the bezels will be slim – or perhaps slimmer. The buttons will keep their place and so will the connectivity ports. The phone is expected to stick to the same 5.8-inch display screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and QHD resolution.
Internally, the Galaxy S9 will ship with a Snapdragon 845 SoC mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Software-wise, a skinned version of Android Oreo will run the show out of the box. Samsung is expected to unveil the S9 and S9+ at the MWC 2018 show, which is less than two months away. As with any other rumor, take this one with a grain of salt.