Samsung smartphone with 19:9 aspect ratio seemingly in the works

Samsung smartphone with 19:9 aspect ratio seemingly in the works

In just 18 months, the smartphone industry has gone from being dominated by traditional 16:9 displays to being flooded by modern 19:9 panels complete with notches. Despite the increasing popularity of these panels, however, Samsung has avoided the notched designs entirely by making use of its popular Infinity Display panels. Currently, these utilize a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio but if a new benchmark listing is anything to go by, they could soon be stretched even further.

Going by the model number SM-G405F and running Android 9 Pie, the smartphone was benchmarked with a resolution of 869 x 412p, which translates into the taller 19:9 aspect ratio. Now, the listed resolution may seem relatively low, but it’s common on HTML5test benchmarks. In fact, the Galaxy S9, which boasts a resolution of 2960 x 1440p was listed with a resolution of 846 x 412p. Thus, if the SM-G405F’s numbers are extended, the actual resolution would be 3040x 1440p.

At this point in time, there’s no indication of which smartphone this may relate to, but there is a slight possibility that this could be a very early Galaxy S10 test unit. If this is the case, a notch up top is extremely unlikely, despite the taller aspect ratio. This is due to increased efforts on Samsung’s behalf to reduce bezels as much as possible – the chin could be half the size of Samsung’s current ones, and the top bezel is set to see a slight reduction too.

Regardless of which smartphone this is, it shouldn’t be too long before this model number starts popping up elsewhere. Once this happens, confirmation about the smartphone’s external design and internals will likely follow.


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10 Comments

1. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

S10 with notch!!

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Or S10 with minimum bottom bezel

3. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

No, 19:9 say notch.

6. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

19:9 say not(ch).

4. morgeus09

Posts: 104; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Samsung will never make a notch. Keep that in your head

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

They will if note 10 and s10 not gonna sell better

7. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

So in other words they won't.

8. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

They'll never put a notch on a Galaxy S phone. Period. Want a notch, go f**k with Apple.

9. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

S10: SM-G405F S9: SM-G960F Yeah, this is clearly the Galaxy S10. The journalism these days.

10. gamehead unregistered

Might as well make a 21:9 phone

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