Samsung Galaxy S9 screen could be even more extreme than Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could have an Infinity Display that covers even more of the phone’s front than its predecessor.

When Samsung debuted the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, it ushered in a brand new smartphone design – the Infinity Display. Gone was the thick bezel of yore; instead, the phone’s front was dominated by display, providing a space age aesthetic that’s now familiar on rival devices like the LG V30 and iPhone X.

But the Samsung Galaxy S9 could take the Infinity Display to a whole new level, if a new report from specialist blog Sammobile is to be believed. The oft-correct blog has tipped that the new phone – expected to debut early next year – will have a screen-to-body ratio as high as 90%.

That’s important, because the Galaxy S8+ only has a screen-to-body ratio of 84% – that’s a 6% increase for the Galaxy S9. It might not sound like much, but that’s a significant shift in reality, and will mean that the Galaxy S9 bezel will be almost non-existent when viewed from the front.

The report reads: “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.”

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to say with certainty whether or not the Sammobile report is correct. However, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Samsung making a bid to slim down its smartphone bezels even further. This year has seen a flurry of slim-bezel handsets – like the new OnePlus 5T – released as phone makers struggle to find new ways of innovating in the very mature smartphone market.

For consumers, the benefit is clear – slick, attractive handsets that stand out from phones launched as recently as the first half of 2017.

But the downside is that phones may become more difficult to grip; after all, it’s handy to have a bezel to hold when watching videos in landscape mode.

In any case, it’s exciting to see rumours about the Galaxy S9 so early on. The handset is expected to launch in February or March, so we’ve still got months to wait before we’ll see anything concrete from Samsung HQ.

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