Earlier rumors of the Galaxy S9 featuring a screen-to-body ratio between 89-90 percent were shot down following a report where a prototype sporting razor thin bezels did not manage to pass the testing procedure. Samsung has also introduced a software update of the app Soundclamp, and if this is the design of the upcoming flagship, then we fear that there is going to be very little to aid users in distinguishing the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8.
Soundclamp App Update Might Reveal the Galaxy S9 Design and the Bezels Are Virtually the Same as You Saw on the Galaxy S8
The image given below shows the failed prototype, whereas the phone on the right reveals the design of the Galaxy S9. According to images taken from the Soundcamp app, the bezels at the top and bottom could remain the same, meaning that there might not be much difference separating the upcoming flagship from the Galaxy S8.
If Samsung had opted to employ a dual-camera for the Galaxy S9, things would have looked better, but as previous leaks have told us, perhaps only the fingerprint scanner’s position is going to change and nothing else. Still, you’re getting a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9180 present in the flagship and while it might not feature the 7nm or 7nm+ FinFET process, the second-generation 10nm FinFET node should do just fine.
The majority of the changes are also going to speak volumes but from the inside. For example, the Galaxy S9 has been rumored to get a 3,200mAh battery, making the cell slightly bigger than the capacity present in the Galaxy S8. Samsung also announced its 512GB UFS-standard flash memory for mobile phones, signifying that future devices, which also includes the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ could be a recipient for larger and high-paced internal storage.
In short, the Galaxy S9 is expected to come boasting a lot of improvements and it is your personal preference on what you will use it for. The design does happen to be a selling point for lots of buyers.
News Source: XDA