Bloomberg's well-placed sources are indicating that the Galaxy S9 will make its first official appearance in late February, with a global launch taking place in March. This is a more accelerated timetable than we're used to when it comes to Samsung's flagship smartphones. If you recall, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were first unveiled on March 29th, 2017 and were released in late-April.
According to the publication, Samsung is looking to push up the smartphone family's unveil and release to help take some wind out of the sails of Apple's iPhone X. Bloomberg goes on to state that the smartphones will feature upgraded cameras, with at least the Galaxy S9+ gaining dual cameras on the rear. The fingerprint reader, which was moved to the rear of the device beside the camera on the Galaxy S8/S8+, has been placed below the camera this time around.
In other Galaxy S9 news, OnLeaks claims to have obtained a render of the smaller of the smartphones. The renders confirm the placement of the fingerprint scanner and a single lens. Unfortunately, OnLeaks wasn't able to obtain a render of the larger Galaxy S9+ with its expected dual rear cameras.
As the New Year approaches, we can only expect to see a steady stream of leaks concerning the Galaxy S9 family, so sit back and enjoy the ride. One thing that is almost a certainty for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- at least for the U.S. market – is that the smartphones will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.