Samsung Galaxy S9 to come with extremely high screen-to-body ratio, rumor claims

Galaxy S9 concept (left) next to a Galaxy S8+

Galaxy S9 concept (left) next to a Galaxy S8+


The rumor mill is spinning hard yet again, this time powered by the gossipy winds of Samsung's next flagship. The latest Galaxy S9 speculation comes from SamMobile. An unnamed tipster has, well, tipped the media outlet that the 2018 flagship will boast a very high screen-to-body ratio. 

According to the source, the Galaxy S9 will come with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 89-90 percent. If you don't happen to know what the term means, it tells you how much of the surface the display represents when compared to the whole device. For comparison, the screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor, the Galaxy S8, is just north of 84%, while most other "all-screen" phones hover between 78-82%. 

In order to achieve this engineering feat, Samsung will apparently trim the bottom bezel of the Galaxy S9 to an almost non-existent state, while its top bezel will be narrower than the bottom bezel of the S8. 

Of course, this information is unofficial and should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. Still, it certainly sounds plausible, given Samsung's unrivaled expertise with OLED displays. In any case, we might not wait too long before finding out, as the Galaxy S9 and S9+ might be revealed as early as next January.

Disclaimer: The mockup images featured in this material have been created by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the device(s) they portray, such as (but not limited to) factory CAD drawings and leaked live photos of the device(s). As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s) they portray.

source: SamMobile

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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52 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They really are the gold standard of android, the news that the S6 will get Oreo is further proof of that. Sent from my S8+

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 361; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Where did you get the information that s6 will get Oreo?

3. j2001m

Posts: 3059; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

24. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

So note5 will not get oreo?

5. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Wow, that's google level of updates, even better since the pixel released on lollipop(Nexus 6) will not get Oreo, ever. To give a perspective, Oneplus 2, which was released AFTER the S6 didn't even get Nougat lol.

8. Heisenberg

Posts: 361; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

2015 Samsung will receive the Oreo update because they all run Exnynos chipset. It's a great one from Samsung

30. cocoy

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I think they will soon support their flagship phone for 4 years if they want their customers to patronize their products just like Iphone. After all, OEM'S nowadays have almost similar performance and features. Therefore the best selling point is customer support and OS updates.

33. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

That would be awesome. We will actually be able to buy 1-2 year old and used phones if this happens.

14. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Symmetry is a beautiful thing, after sticking with it for so many years Apple f**ked it really bad with its inotch X.

46. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

If Samsung loses the symmetry with these rumors on the expense of the bottom bezel, i am sorry to say i will never in hell get it.

22. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

gold standard??... what about Xiaomi updating their 2013 phone to miui 9... yes they are slow in updates but i haven't seen any android manufacturer giving updates till 4 years... that i think us gold standard

23. AronWunarso

Posts: 238; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Only the skin. Not the OS.

31. cocoy

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Yes, Android skin only how about security patches?

47. P-YWS

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

In terms of the screen-to-body ratio, the Samsung's Galaxy S-series is the gold standard of all smartphones. In contrast, the iPhoneX and its siblings are so inferior, period.

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I'm waiting S9 killer , LG G7 news

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Which will use the 835, and have a worse camera and screen than S9. Good, wait for it and get disappointed, like every LG fan since the G2.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

My LG G5 was quite good. I ddint like my Note8. Burn in just in 2 weeks. I prefer worse screen and camera. I dont think LG uses old processor again.

19. maherk

Posts: 6514; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thats because you bought a Chinese Note 8 replica. "Burn in just in 2 weeks" bahahaha I didn't like my V30, it bootlooped in less than 1 hour. See how easy it is to claim stuff on the internet?

34. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

aww I can send photos of it. Its the third week now tho It has the same problem that they said LG V30 has[not burn in , the other one(that is not a issue) ]with burn in

38. maherk

Posts: 6514; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Prove us wrong, upload a picture of your phome to Imgur then share the link here. Just make sure you open this page on it before you take a picture ;) Oh, and another picture that shows the problem you're talking about would be welcomed.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30478; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop lying lol.

50. ph00ny

Posts: 1944; Member since: May 26, 2011

How in the world did you get a burn in? I've had mine auto farming on a game overnight on a charger multiple times and no burn ins. Some of the game elements are stationary

51. maherk

Posts: 6514; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He doesn't own one, it's as simple as that. 1st he claimed he got a burn in, then he said it wasn't a burn in and that it was another problem that he forgot what it's called. Then when he got cornered and asked to show a proof, he went hiding into his cave.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Every year the G series tries to leapfrog the Galaxy S, and every year LG comes up short. Only the G3 came close, and even it was underpowered. Best LG can hope for is parity, and they'll still get crushed by Samsung's ad budget.

36. Xperia14

Posts: 1190; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'm a G6 owner, and I like it a lot, but the S8(+) was superior in most aspects imo, including sales.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30478; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Onscreen or FaceID type front camera system.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They already have face unlock.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30478; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the info...I didn’t know that. There’s also no way they’d do away with it for something better...nahhh no way ;)

17. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Well, they already have an iris scanner too. So, that's better. But year, obviously a new model comes with new improved hardware. Otherwise they could just rename themselves to Apple and release the bi-annual s "update".

12. twens

Posts: 1151; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Note 8 has completely wowed me. I mean it's just that good. Everything about this phone is almost 90% all round good. Camera , battery, screen, performance, features all just work great to make a nice piece of phone. Big ups to Samsung for stepping up their game.

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