How would you feel about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus retaining the very same displays found on their predecessors?
Although Samsung hasn’t even unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 yet, we’re already starting to see rumors and reports regarding next year’s Galaxy S devices, presumably called the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. According to The Bell, the Galaxy S9 duo’s displays might look very familiar: citing unnamed industry sources, it claims that Samsung has already placed display orders for next year’s flagships, and based on the specifications that were allegedly submitted to Samsung Display, the screen sizes of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus might be the same as those of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
The online publication purports that the Galaxy S9 will come with a 5.77-inch screen whereas its bigger sibling will sport a larger 6.22-inch display. It adds that they will have rounded corners, making them identical to this year’s Infinity Displays found on the Galaxy S8 duo. As expected, the South Korean conglomerate will reportedly re-attempt to embed the fingerprint scanner under the display, a feature that was missing from the Galaxy S8 due to technical difficulties.
Curiously enough, The Bell says that the Galaxy Note 9 – expected to debut in the second half of 2018 – will come with a 6.32-inch display, which is apparently the size that we’ll see on the Galaxy Note 8 later at the end of this summer.
The Galaxy S9 is likely to be very similar to its predecessor in terms of size and design – just like how the Galaxy S7 was an evolved version of the Galaxy S6.
Given that we are still half a year away from the official Galaxy S9 launch and more than a full year away from the Galaxy Note 9 launch (if Samsung’s flagship unveiling strategy doesn’t change drastically, that is), I would take The Bell’s claims with a grain of salt. Having said that, however, it is likely that Samsung will stick with its Apple-esque “tick-tock” cycle, meaning after the design overhaul this year with the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9 is likely to be very similar to its predecessor in terms of size and design – just like how the Galaxy S7 was an evolved version of the Galaxy S6.
What do you think would be the ideal screen sizes for next year’s Galaxy S devices? What about the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9? Do you think smartphone sizes need to grow each year? Let us know by leaving a comment below!