The Samsung Galaxy S9 has regularly been in the news for all the right reasons, but the latest bit of information is a little difficult to digest. We had recently heard from industry insiders that the new flagship smartphone in the works will give the in-display fingerprint scanner a miss yet again, following in the footsteps of the Note 8. However, if the new information is true, then Samsung might be trying to make up for this loss in an unfortunate way.
Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has had a lot to share about Samsung devices in the past, has come forward on Twitter with a rather interesting piece of trivia.
According to him, the new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone may come with magnetic mods similar to what we have seen in some previous Motorola models.
Now keep in mind that Murtazin’s predictions have not always come true. Besides, the stark proclamation does not really have anything to back it up (although Murtazin himself has said that the veracity of this information is confirmed).
Galaxy S9 скорее всего получит аксессуары на магнитиках сзади. В чем-то идея схожая с MotoMods. Пока этот вариант не утвержден
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) August 17, 2017
However, there is something else about the new Galaxy S9 rumor that has us worried as well. If we consider for a moment that Samsung really is going down the mod route, then we cannot help but question the decision for implementing mods. In the past, modular designs for cell phones have seen little success because of two reasons- inconvenience, and high price. Take a look at LG G5 for instance. The company’s attempts at making mods mainstream were met with enthusiasm from the industry, but not so much from buyers.
We will not know anything for certain on this front in quite a while. But frankly, we wonder if this sounds like the kind of move Samsung would make. The South Korean giant is already attempting to perfect technological aspects that are wholly related to performance and convenience for next year’s devices. Won’t a modular approach be somewhat contradictory to that?
While we ponder these questions, we can find comfort in the possibility of the Galaxy S9 being the fastest smartphone that buyers have ever come across. While everything about the device is still shrouded in speculation, we will be a few steps closer to the details as the Galaxy S9 release date approaches.