We should also mention that the case renders confirm that in addition to the requisite USB-C port, the Galaxy S9 retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup won't debut until the late summer next year, and there are plenty of exciting new smartphones set to launch long before then.
Like we always say, it's never too early for rumors and speculations about the Galaxy S9. Samsung also deployed a dual-lens camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8. But that release - the Galaxy S9 - might disappoint those seeking a dramatically new design.
Regardless of rear camera configuration, both phones orient the elements on the back of the device vertically - with the fingerprint sensor on the bottom, in acknowledgement of one of the most frequent complaints about all three of Samsung's 2017 flagship handsets.
Samsung launched an Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 several weeks ago. Now, we're getting a good glimpse at what that Galaxy S9 could look thanks to renders for a third-party case that is destined for the smartphone. We're told by multiples sources that these renders are mostly accurate; one source told us the back is spot-on but the bezel above the phone's display will be a bit narrower, and the speaker at the top looks a bit different. But according to multiple semi-reliable inside sources, the Galaxy S9 should at least position the biometric sensor a little more wisely and conveniently than its predecessor.