Days after we brought you the news that the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S9 had been spotted on a popular benchmarking site with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, we have learned that Samsung may retain this year’s Galaxy S8’s display size for their signature flagship smartphone next year as well.
A respected Korean news outlet, The Investor, quoted another report by The Bell and stated that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus could come with the same 5.77-inch and 6.2-inch display lineup, along with the Infinity Display, we saw this year.
The Bell was quoting industry sources and went on to state that Samsung Display, which manufactures the display panels for the South Korean giant, has already been informed of the Galaxy S9 specifications. Samsung is also looking to have another go at the display mounted fingerprint scanner, something which the current Galaxy S8 series lacks. In fact, even the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, said to launch next month, just before the IFA kicks off in Berlin, does not have the feature. Technical issues and constraints in time are said to be the reasons why the fingerprint scanner has been given a miss this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will also retain the Infinity Display, which is a highlight of all its flagship phones. This, together with the fact that the upcoming device will be the first to sport the next-generation AMOLED display, will ensure that the Galaxy S9 is a stunner in the display department.
We also have one important update on next year’s Galaxy Note 9 as well. The Bell suggests that same display size as the Galaxy Note 8, 6.32-inches, is likely to be retained next year as well. Overall, it seems that Samsung is being cautious with the Galaxy S9 and the Note 9 range, and has also tried to play it safe in the battery department, the source of many woes last year.