In a flurry of new posts, reliable yet mysterious leaker Ice Universe has revealed the Galaxy S9 will not only be joined by a Galaxy S9 Plus but also a 5-inch Galaxy S9 ‘mini’. This smaller model is said to share all the cutting edge specs of the bigger models (unlike previous Samsung ‘mini’ editions) – including an Infinity Edge display – and that’s not all.
Ice Universe also claims to have seen the full sized Galaxy S9. The key takeaways are it will have a dual lens rear camera just like the Galaxy Note 8 but, unlike any current smartphone, the Galaxy S9 camera lenses will have a BBAR coating. This stands for ‘broad-band anti-reflection’ and it prevents glare, ghosting and reflections. Currently only professional DSLRs use this.
Other tidbits include Samsung supplying all Galaxy S9 models with wireless AKG earphones and yet also retaining the headphone jack, which is increasingly a key differentiator to smartphone rivals.