Samsung Galaxy S9 Will Not Feature Dual-Camera Setup, 360-Degree Video

According to a new set of high-resolution renders obtained by known industry insider Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known by his Twitter name OnLeaks, Samsung Galaxy S9 will lack a dual-camera setup. The renders correspond with recent reports suggesting only the Galaxy S9 Plus will feature a dual-camera setup, whereas its smaller counterpart is said to ship with a single-lens imaging system.

The dozen images(below) are said to be based on the latest information about the Galaxy S9 provided by sources familiar with the final design of Samsung’s upcoming Android flagship and depict a handset that’s largely similar to the company’s Galaxy S8 series.

It also appears to have a minimal camera bump, whereas its dual-LED (dual-tone) flash unit and heart rate monitor are positioned to the right of the camera. The fingerprint reader now positioned horizontally below the camera instead of being placed vertically to its right. The redesign should make the sensor easier to reach and address one of the rare complaints some consumers had about Samsung’s last flagship duo.

The source claims the Galaxy S9 will sport a 5.65-inch display panel or a screen around that size, though virtually every previous report indicated the screen sizes of Samsung’s next premium smartphones will remain the same compared to the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus.

The insider did agree with previous rumors about the dimensions of the device which is said to be 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4mm in size, while also reiterating that the bezels of the Galaxy S9 lineup won’t be significantly smaller than they were this year, with the top one supposedly staying the same and the bottom one being only 1mm thinner.

Samsung is likely to unveil the phone either during the Mobile World Congress in February, or at its own press conference in March. Check Galaxy S9 full roundup here.


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