Location of fingerprint sensor changed in new Samsung Galaxy S9 design

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: A view of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 at its Samsung launch event, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Following the recall and discontinuation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is the new flagship smartphone for Samsung. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

It’s 2018, and smartphones brands would be keen to refresh their line-up of devices as the year progresses.

Now, there’s been quite a number of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, but the latest leaks as you can see below, suggest that the newest flagship smartphone from Samsung would not only retain that glossy smooth back, but also be equally sized as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Leak rear view of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+
Leak rear view of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+

However, the photo also shows that the fingerprint scanner location for the new Samsung flagship has been rotated to a new location, different from where the current fingerprint scanner is located.

For reference, check out the back of the old Samsung Galaxy S8 below.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

As noticed, the difference is obvious, and it is believed that the change was done to address the constant mistake that users had when unlocking their phones using the finger scanner.  It was reported that most users had mistakenly touched the camera instead of the scanner with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus due to it’s proximity with the fingerprint scanner.

By lowering, and also centralizing the fingerprint scanner, hopefully the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus users will have less incidents of smudging the camera with their fingers.

Design of the phones aside, it is said also that the new Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ would be fitted with a Qualcomms Snapdragon 845 processor in the US, and the new Exynos 9810 SoC in other markets like Malaysia.

Both phones will come with a minimum 6GB of RAM, and options for 128GB of storage, and will still feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Oh, Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories are currently sold at great rates on GearBest now, just in case you are interested to check em’ out.