We did hear that the “back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot” from a leakster with a good track record last week, and, lo and behold, today’s alleged CAD renders of the handset are seemingly confirming this claim. Not that it comes as any surprise that the Galaxy S9 may follow in the footsteps of the Note 8, and be launched with a dual camera, but it was the sensor placement that was a mystery, and we even made a few renders with horizontal or vertical dual camera design, based on various rumors.
The “will they, won’t they” saga with the notorious case of the disappearing in-display fingerprint reader seems poised to continue, as Samsung has recently been granted a patent for such a contraption, building on the notch-y scanner patent we saw not long ago. Not that we will see the under-glass thingy in time for the Galaxy S9, as Samsung’s marketing manager is on record tweeting that the “tech probably won’t be ready for retail by then.”
Make of it what you will, but it was not Samsung or Apple, and rather the Chinese phone maker Vivo (which shares a parent company with OnePlus) that showcased a working prototype of a phone with under-display finger scanner, based on its Xplay 6 model. Now, for the Xplay 7 next year, Vivo might have polished the technology enough to place it in a retail device, leaked intracompany presentation slides suggest.
Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and/or introduce new software features on a regular basis.
About a week ago, we saw a leak that claimed to showcase the chassis for the upcoming fullscreen iPhone 8. The image depicted an aluminum body with a vertical placement of the dual camera module, the signature Apple logo, and a rather questionable spot for the TouchID finger sensor — on the back, smack dab in the middle.
Thankfully, since then, we’ve seen other leaks that seemingly refute the questionable placement for the scanner. And, today, we get another one — a purported schematic of the upcoming iPhone, posted by designer and serial leakster Benjamin Geskin.
The schematic reaffirms …