Results: Samsung's design is on point!

Results: Samsung's design is on point!
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is approaching its announcement date and, we kind of, sort of know how it's going to look. Yes, it's always a good idea to take leaks and rumors with as much salt as you have in your kitchen, but it has been leaked multiple times from multiple sources. Usually, when this happens, it's a pretty clear sign that the phone's design has already been set in stone.

And what the leaks and rumors are saying is that the Galaxy S9 will be only a small, incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S8 — slightly slimmer forehead and chin, same frame, same back. But, that's not such a bad thing, is it? Well, we decided to ask you, here's what you answered:

Do you like what the Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be?

Yes! Samsung had it right with the S8, a minor facelift is good enough for this phone!
37.2%
I was hoping for a bigger leap forward, but that's fine
40.8%
Nope, these phones need a redesign!
21.99%

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39 Comments

1. rkoforever90

Posts: 436; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Seems like a minor upgrade over s8, and most likely they will be e charging 1000$ for It

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

They are already two generations of ahead of Apple in design. No need for change, improve the camera, optimize the software and pack a bigger battery.. The design is perfect.

15. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Really? Apple was able to to completely remove the bottom bezel and if the recent rumors are true of Samsung's prototype with reduced bottom bezel failing then I'd think not.

21. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Remove bottom bezel and parts of the top display, yet still end up with worse stbr compared to the competition that kept a bit of both. What's the point?

22. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Hoping that s9 will be final nail in coffin

31. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Congratulations, you are among the many few who’ve figured out that stbr is not an actual leap into the future, but an excuse for OEMs to create cheaper devices. Bigger screens was never the actual intent, as stretching the screen in any direction insures more glass usage, which is the cheapest material you can put on any product.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4113; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

A near half centimeter bezel is removed in your eyes? Really??

30. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

At least Samsung provides a symmetrical display to enjoy content on!

34. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Samsung couldn't have done the same? They chose not to for whatever reason. Apple is the one that does all the copying and ripping off. That doesn't mean, Samsung has to be like them.

33. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No they will not. The S will always cost less than the Note. Also, considering the features and capabilities the S has, it certainly has a value of at least $800. But if Samsung wants to do things right, they will only increase the phone cost by $50.

2. RoryBreaker

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Still waiting to see specs

3. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

They already changed the game with the S8, they can't do it every year. Besides, the tenth one is coming the year after..

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People seem to forget that that S7 was an incremental improvement over the S6 design. People still bought them and loved them like crazy.

32. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Yeah...they loved them til they said to themselves, “Did I really just pay over 700 USD for a battery sandwiched between two sheets of glass?” I think this is also the reason why Samsung was so aggressive in their attempt to get more than one phone in customer households and practically give away a ton of freebies this time around, because screen damage and overheating (or both) were definitely the biggest complaints of last year.

35. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

And we all know the Samsung S10 or SX will be way better than the iPhone X was. Then the Note 10/X will improve on what the S brings to the table. Which is why for 2018 I won't be investing in a new phone. My Note 8 needs to last.

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

It's a rehash

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looking forward to grabbing a S9+ on release day.

8. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I hate the vertical dual camera on the plus, I hope that doesn't actually end up happening

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

At the end it is Samsung....

14. Peacetoall unregistered

and ten times better than apple

36. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

A Gazillion times better!

10. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It’s just a Samsung S8s with a $1,000 price tag. I bet this is Samsung’s thinking “If Apple can change that much, why not do the same?”

16. samgsam

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

The thing is that Samsung actually changes the design a bit unlike Apple. If they charge $1000 then I would happily buy it because Samsung still provides more than what Apple provides.

37. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Even though you are right, we all need to work together to prevent $1000 phones, by not buying them. The S8, isn;t doing anything thay much different vs the S7 and S6 before it. The cameras basically got slight changes. The only part that seem to have grown in cost was the SoC and the display. Neither of which justifies a $1000 price tag on any phone. I recall reading people saying the Iron Man themed S6 edge and the Batman themed S7 edge were not worth over $1000, yet both phones today still offer more and do more than the iPhone X, which starts at $1000 and ends a $1600 depending on where you live.

11. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

come on Samsung, don't be like Apple, don't cut features on the smaller brother. there are many who aren't fans of huge device/screen.

12. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup the hypocrisy is blatant. Samsung users think Samsung is some kind of different "customer centric" OEM. It's no different to Apple and only looks out for its bottom line. 900+ for a minor upgrade and the fans will embrace it with open arms, the exact thing they insulted Apple users for. Just like Apple and Samsung are the same, the so called Apple sheep and Samsung fans are identical too. But who cares, buy whatever you want, it's your money.

38. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Do you know how much the S9 is gonna cost? Because we have no idea. But since the S8+ was $850, I would guess that adding Qualcomm's 1.2Ghz Modem, adding a second lens with OIS, and what other new things the phone will offer both hardware and software, that a $50 increase is much easier to swallow than, the base iPhone 8 and $799 and jumping to the cost of the iPhone X with more than $200. I don't see any hypocrites here.

13. ahmadkun

Posts: 570; Member since: May 02, 2016

come and think about it .. you probably dont need new design for the Galaxy S9 .. S8 design was really good and it's was the must beautiful phone in 2017 i guess , so its fine bring this improved S8 and make the big deal with the note9 which is ( FPS under the screen ) and then do a massive attack with the S10 with all the power you are developing right now ! GO SAMMY GO

17. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I wish they would offer all their phones with pure Android version as well. Till then, I will keep buying Pixel phones.

18. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

There are two things I do not like about the Samsung Flagship phones. The first one is the curved display. I don't like it at all. It does not have any real purpose. The second is the heavy UI. Samsung phones are not as fast as many other Android phone manufacturers. I played with a OnePlus 5T the other day and I must say it is way faster than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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