A steady source of solid Samsung information, Dutch gadget blog GalaxyClub, says the Galaxy S9 series won’t adopt 21:9 displays like some rumors previously claimed.
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to sport even smaller bezels than the Galaxy S8 lineup and the South Korean original equipment manufacturer is said to be aiming for a screen-to-body ratio north of 90 percent, it isn’t seeking to accomplish that goal by elongating the display panels of the Samsung’s upcoming Android flagships even further.
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are tipped to pack 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Infinity Displays, respectively, just like their predecessors. That’s one other hint that the aspect ratio should not change.
None of the previous rumors claiming the lineup will sport 21:9 screens came from any credible sources and such a move also wouldn’t correspond with Samsung’s own statements on its long-term product strategy, with the company repeatedly saying that the 18.5:9 aspect ratio is here to stay.
Speculation of 21:9 displays being the future of the mobile industry has been making the rounds for a while now, albeit concerns about the overall usability of such screens still haven’t been put to rest.
Even Samsung’s 18.5:9 format is pushing the envelope in this regard, with some consumers finding the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 to be hardly usable when held in one hand. Samsung’s one-handed mode was meant to alleviate these issues but critics remain insistent that such a solution partially defeats the purpose of buying a large-screen device in the first place.
The Galaxy S9 is expected to have a dual-lens camera on the back, although the story doesn’t say whether both Galaxy S9 models will get it. An earlier report said that only the Plus smartphone will have a dual camera, while the regular S9 will have a single-lens shooter.
According to the news comes from The Korea Herald, which reports that Samsung is likely to unveil the phone either during the Mobile World Congress in February, or at its own press conference in March. Check Galaxy S9 full roundup here.