In a little over two weeks the Galaxy S9 will finally be revealed to the world.
Samsung has a major Unpacked event scheduled for Sunday February 25 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and its new Galaxy phone will be top of the agenda.
Although not confirmed it looks likely that S9 will bring a swathe of improvements to the award-winning S8, including improved photography, faster processor and better security features.
Now a new set of leaked images may show why these upgrades may not be only reason to switch to the Galaxy S9.
Posted online by top technology tipster, Evan Blass, the images reveal the Galaxy S9’s striking new look with Samsung clearly opting for a number of colour options on its next flagship.
The photos reveal two designs including Lilac Purple and Coral Blue which both appear subtle but striking.
It’s worth noting that the dual camera shown in the pictures only looks set to appear on the larger Galaxy S9+ and not the standard S9 – that cheaper device will keep its single snapper.
Along with these new colours and clear view of the double camera, these images also show Samsung’s new fingerprint placement.
The Korean firm was criticised for the placing this vital sensor right next to the camera lens on the S8 but this issue now appears to have been rectified on the S9.
Putting the scanner in the middle of the phone is a much more sensible solution and should bring a far better user experience.
So, these new pictures are certainly exiting but it’s not all good news for those wanting to upgrade.
According to technology site TechRadar, the S9 and S9+ will be a lot more expensive than the current Galaxy S8 range.
In fact, an expert has confirmed that the new flagships could cost around £100 more than their predecessors.
“The truth is that last year’s massively inflated smartphone prices on handsets like the S8, Note 8 and iPhone X have shown that there are plenty of people out there willing to pay these higher prices,” the source revealed.
If that’s true it will mean the S9 will cost more than some current deals on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.
Although its list price is £869, a deal from Amazon current means this phablet can be purchased for £782.
At £100 more than the S8, the standard S9 could cost £789 with the larger S9+ setting consumers back £879 – both more expensive than the Note.
Express.co.uk will be in Barcelona at the launch of the Galaxy S9 and will bring you all the news live as it happens.