Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini has been in the news for quite a while now. The device carrying the model number SM-G8850 was last month certified by China’s telecom regulatory agency, TENAA. If you’re familiar with TENAA listing, you’ll agree it comes with the photos of the device. In this case, the Galaxy S9 Mini was shown to pack a dual camera setup at the rear stacked vertically at the top left corner. This is reminiscent of the rear camera design on the iPhone X, Mi Mix 2S and a couple of other recent flagship models.
That design has now been re-echoed in a leaked video of the Galaxy S9 Mini. The video which appeared on Slashleaks recently shows the device captured from the front and the rear aspect. The Galaxy S9 Mini is supposed to be a trimmed down variant of the flagship S9 and so it features the same full-screen design as its flagship counterpart. The good thing is, despite adopting a rear camera design similar to the iPhone X’s, the S9 Mini doesn’t feature a notch design like the X.
The video also shows the device packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor located in the middle. The vertical placement of the rear camera may be useful for capturing shots but it also creates enough room for users to access the fingerprint sensor without smudging the lenses.
Spes wise, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini is expected to sport a 5.8-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset which will be paired with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM as the case may be. There is a speculation that the phone’s actual name will be the Samsung Dream-Lite but we don’t know about that. As interesting as the design looks, it is noteworthy that the last Galaxy S Mini released by Samsung was the Galaxy S5 Mini, launched on July 1, 2014. There is no word at the moment yet on when this model will be launched.