No 21:9 display for the Galaxy S9, record screen-to-body ratio to come from shaved-off bezels

No 21:9 display for the Galaxy S9, record screen-to-body ratio to come from shaved-off bezels
The rumors that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 may switch to a new display aspect ratio like 21:9, in order to execute the eventual screen-to-body ratio increase may be unfounded, reveals an insider claim. 

The source, with a good track record of Samsung-related scoops and finds, tips that it has gotten its paws on reliable info that the eventual screen area increase relative to the overall Galaxy S9 size, will be coming entirely from shrunk bezels, rather than a switch to an even taller aspect ratio.

The speculation is that Samsung will be gunning for the 90% screen-to-body ratio, which would be without precedent in a major flagships device. Thus, we are looking forward to see what bezel-shaving shenanigans Samsung might have engaged in, given that it still needs to house a whole lot of elements towards the top end. "To notch or not to notch" is apparently not a Hamletian question for Samsung.

Related phones

Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Surface phone is coming

8. Peacetoall unregistered

Microsoft doesn't even have a surface to make surface phone. their xbox division is dead mobile division is dead , windows 10 is a nightmare for privacy concern users. Microsoft is dead. Amen

10. black.inco unregistered

You are dead.

12. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Not that bad, bit mobile platforms are maturing to an extent where they are sufficient for 90% users and that's well beyond critical mass.

14. Peacetoall unregistered

What an childish response is criticisms of your favourite isn t allowed

19. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

@ Peacetoall, here is a FACT for you. Are you ready? Microsoft and Windows will be here long after you are dead and buried 6-feet underground. Can you dig it?

21. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Microsoft are the 3rd most valuable company on the planet and keep setting record profits, how exactly are they dead?

28. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

This is officially one of the dumbest comments ever on this site.

2. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

21:9 or 18:9, it doesn't really matter as long as Samsung debuts it, Apple and other cheap Chinese copycats will imitate just like a cow.

7. Peacetoall unregistered

Hi hallayu

15. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Aww Apple hater

3. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Of course it's unfounded, those 21:9 images looked ridiculous. It was never credible.

4. Avieshek unregistered

I just want to hear 2:1

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Smaller battery?

6. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

I would wait for the S10/X the tenth anniversary phone and that would be an awesome I guess New design New battery FPS under the screen Maybe with a notch but tiny one

9. Pabliell

Posts: 189; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

18:9 is already ridiculous enough, 21:9 is a big no in mobiles.

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4393; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If the physical size of the phone doesn't change in order to accomplish this then what's the big deal?

26. Pabliell

Posts: 189; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

The deal is being able to reach the top of the screen single handed, when screen size is ~6".

11. surethom

Posts: 1751; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please Samsung let the S9 be NO width and the S8 that's the perfect width most are going way too wide.

13. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Sammy keep the screen size and reduce the phone size. Icreep x gives me a good manageable feeling in the hand. Owning an s8+ is just to big for me. Gonna change to s8 or s9 without+.

16. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That's good cause the 18.5:9 aspect ratio is already way too tall and thin and in my opinion they should either switch to 2:1 or go back to 16:9.

17. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Given that the screen size stays the same for both devices, that will mean they're shaving a very small amount of bezel on the top and most of the bezel on the bottom. This means he S9/S9+ will be smaller devices than the S8/S8+. Let's just hope they don't decrease the battery size and instead increase the thickness slightly to compensate for the smaller form factor.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31772; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmmm...let's not release the Galaxy S Yardstick here Samsung.

22. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Quite silly form factor imo, already Samsung flagships come with edge design, and what are you left with, tall narrow strip of screen. For that mere reason I did not buy Note 8. Please Sammy put some thought and go back to 16:9 ratio

24. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The main difference is that it will be less tall, so the form factor will be perceived as less of a stretched rectangle, which is fine.

23. emcdonald75

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Will the new Samsung Galaxy S9 be able to support stereo speakers with those small bezels?

25. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's going shatter in 2 seconds

27. gamehead unregistered

21:9 screen ratio on a phone. How would you use that with one hand? XD

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless