Samsung Galaxy S9 May Have A Record Breaking 90% Screen-To-Body Ratio
Bezel-less displays are the talk of the town. 2017 has been the year of shrinking bezels and it appears that 2018 will take this trend a step further. A new report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will have a whopping 90% screen-to-body ratio.
To assume that the Galaxy S9 will have smaller bezels than the Galaxy S8 is not wrong. As an incremental upgrade, it is bound have even more shrunken down bezels but, hitting the 90% mark will certainly set the record straight and the precedence of the best screen-to-body ratio on a phone. All of this will happen fairly early on in the year as well, since the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to be launched in March.
According to the information we have received, the bottom chin seen on the Galaxy S8 will be next to non-existent on the Galaxy S9, and the top bezel will be narrower than the S8’s bottom bezel.
With all the high profile launches for 2017 done and dusted, it makes sense that we start receiving “exclusive” and “concrete” information about the 2018 flagship phones and there are a few other things that we know about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ so far.
The Galaxy S9 series will be nearly identical to their predecessors and will only include some hardware upgrades. The Galaxy S9 is reportedly codenamed Star 1 and will bear the model number SM-G960, while the Galaxy S9+ will be codenamed Star 2 and will have the model number SM-G965.
The display size of both the phones will be identical to their 2017 counterparts with the Galaxy S9 sporting a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S9+ will have a 6.2-inch display. The bezels will be thinner than the previous generation devices with the infamous curved edges and “Infinity Display.”
Unlike 2017, where there were barely any differentiating factors between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is planning something different for 2018. It appears that the Galaxy S9 will have a single camera at the back while the Galaxy S9+ will have a dual camera setup at the back. This will give consumers extra incentive to spend more money on the Galaxy S9+.
In terms of pricing, it won’t be a surprise if the Galaxy S9+ surpasses the Galaxy Note8 price and touch the thousand dollar mark, similar to the iPhone X.