Samsung Galaxy S9 latest news: Alleged official renders surface in new leak

(Reuters/Andrew Kelly)The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be launching next month.

With 2018 in full swing, fresh rumors regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone continue to surface. This time, new images that were said to be official renders of the upcoming device have been leaked.

According to a TechRadar report, the leaked renders give the public a much closer and clearer look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices. Based on the images that were first spotted on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, the images appeared to be official press renders, confirming some of the physical features that were earlier rumored to be showcased by the two flagship models.

Interestingly, the images bare the Samsung branding, with the words "Introducing the new Galaxy S9 | S9+." On the front part of the devices, the curved Infinity Display screen can be seen, as well as the very tiny bezels that seem to be smaller than that of the current Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Moreover, the images also show sensors and lenses on the upper part of the devices' respective screens. One of the sensors could possibly be a revamped and improved iris scanner, the report added. In addition, the physical buttons found on the Galaxy S8 are still present in the upcoming device. These include the Power button on the right sight and the volume rocker and Bixby button on the left.

Meanwhile, Mail Online noted that the fingerprint scanner will now be placed in a much better location, right under the dual lens camera at the back. This is seen by many as an improvement, as the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the side of the camera was not as easily accessible as it should be.

Samsung has yet to announce the official launch date for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, though the tech giant has announced that it will be sometime in February.