Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak

The Samsung Galaxy S9 leak train keeps on rolling, and the latest offering from the rumor mill suggests Sammy might be taking a singular approach when it comes to camera lenses on its next flagship phone.

You may remember, the Galaxy Note 8 has a dual-lens setup, which makes for some pretty spectacular images with great depth of field control. But if there’s any truth to yesterday’s leak from trusted Internet leaker, @Onleaks, things may be changing this time around.

@Onleaks Galaxy S9 leak

This would be an interesting move, should things pan out this way. Google went with just one lens for the Pixel 2, and I can attest to how amazing the camera is on that phone. Its singular lens uses advanced AI and machine learning to achieve what Samsung’s current dual lenses are capable of. And it’s a fair argument to say the Pixel 2 does a better job with just that one lens.

You may also notice the placement of the fingerprint sensor has changed from that of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. And I really hope this ends up being the case. I never quite understood why Samsung decided to put it up at the top of the phone on its previous models. It’s just awkward and tough to use naturally.

If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on the Galaxy S9 getting the “highest DxOMark rating ever given to a smartphone”. Although I’m not foolish enough to believe that will mean much of anything, one thing is for sure. Samsung has always stood tall among its peers in the camera department. And I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.

Your thoughts on this leak, my friends?


Our initial erroneously article stated that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ both had dual-camera setups. They did not. The Note 8 was the first Samsung Galaxy phone to have dual cameras.

We have omitted this error from the article. Our apologies.