Samsung Galaxy S9 might feature modular capabilities


Russian based tipster Eldar Murtazin has sent out a tweet repeating a rumor that he was made privy to by an unnamed source. According to this rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to feature modular accessories. Right now, the Motorola Moto Z line and the Essential Phone both allow users to connect modular attachments to each handset. Motorola's Moto Mods lead the way with a number of accessories that include a projector, sound booster, battery pack, video game platform, Hasselblad camera optics, a 360 degree camera, and more. Andy Rubin's Essential Phone currently has a 360 degree camera available, with more accessories on the way.

According to Murtazin's source, the modular system on the Galaxy S9 will be able to accommodate one accessory at a time, although some method to allow multiple use of modular apps might be offered. According to the tweet, there will be similarities between the modular accessory feature on Samsung's 2018 flagship and the system employed on the Moto Z models. For example, both will have magnets on the back of each handset to attach a modular accessory to the phone.

Before you start taking sides and formulating an opinion about the possibility of a modular Samsung Galaxy S9, the design has yet to receive a final approval from the powers that be at Samsung. Combine that with the many grains of salt that you should take this rumor with, and the bottom line is that for now this remains a very speculative rumor. Still, since the possibility of a modular Galaxy S9 has been raised, you can sound off with your opinion of such an animal by dropping your thoughts in the comment box below.

source: @eldarmurtazin (translated) via SlashGear

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