Samsung’s rumored Galaxy S9 mini has popped up once again, this time on Chinese certification site TENAA, complete with specs and images. However, there’s no way of knowing for sure whether it is indeed a spin-off of the Galaxy S9 or the upcoming Galaxy A6.
An earlier Geekbench listing had indicated that a phone with the model number SM-G8750 was the Galaxy S9 mini. This new TENAA listing has the model number SM-G8850. One explanation is that the two are different variants of the same handset such as the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+. Another is that the devices are completely unrelated.
In any case, there is a definitely a new phone by Samsung coming which boasts of an Infinity Display measuring 5.8-inch, a Super AMOLED screen, and a QHD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440p. The Galaxy S9 features the same specs, so the new smartphone won’t be any smaller than the flagship.
It wouldn’t be much of a mini in that case though, making a stronger case for the A6. Interestingly, the images included in the TENAA page indicate that the handset will have a vertically arranged dual-camera setup at the top-left corner, similar to the iPhone X’s own module. There’s a fingerprint scanner as well, but more towards the center.
As for specifications, Samsung has granted the device 4GB/6GB of RAM, an octa-core 2.803GHz processor, dual-SIM support, Android 8.0 Oreo, 12MP + 12MP rear snappers, an 8MP selfie shooter, a 3000mAh battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.4mm and weighs in at 163g.
One of the buttons seen above might even be a dedicated Bixby button. We’ll let you know when Samsung decides to officially announce the device.