Samsung may have just released its latest flagships, but the market is already looking forward to the Galaxy S9, if the leaks and rumors are any indication. A recent CDA design leak seems to indicate just how the upcoming device will look.
Just one design option
The images provided by SlashLeaks represent just the output of a CAD design, which mean that it is not exactly the most credible source when looking for the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S9.
In fact, the alleged leak rates pretty low in terms of what the final output is likely to be, Forbes reported. However, the publication does note that the images do indicate a possible test design.
It is likely that the leaked CAD design is one that the South Korean tech giant is considering. Large companies like Samsung normally look into several design options in order to assess form factors.
So there is no doubt that the company will be working on a lot of possibilities before finally landing on one. While the leaked image is definitely not the final form, it could very well be a possibility.
CDA design fits other leaks
That saying, it is worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy S9 leaked CDA design does fit other rumors regarding the device. More specifically, the image sports minimum bezels and is lacking a physical home button.
This would also mean that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back and sits right below the camera. And the camera itself is said to sport a dual lens setup, which is very reminiscent of the current Galaxy Note 8.
The image also indicates that Samsung is likely to stick to its curved edge screens and that its Infinity Display will still stretch from side edge to side edge. It is also estimated that a unique button for Bixby will be featured on the side of the device.
Staying on the safe side
If this was to be the design that Samsung decides to produce for the Galaxy S9, then the company is playing it rather safe. It sports minimum changes, which means minimum design upgrades.
But while the aesthetic side of things looks not to be a priority, there are features that will definitely bring things over the edge.
For instance, the Galaxy S9 will be the first S-series to sport a dual camera. It is also likely to be the first handheld to come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.