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Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain screen size of S8

  • PUBLISHED :July 18, 2017 - 16:34
  • UPDATED :July 18, 2017 - 16:34
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[THE IVESTOR] Samsung Electronics' upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 is expected to use the same size and shape of the display screen as S8, The Bell reported on July 18.

Citing unnamed industry sources, the report said Samsung has recently informed Samsung Display, its display-making unit, of the S9’s display specifications. 




The S9 will have a 5.77-inch display screen, while the bigger S9 Plus will come with a 6.22-inch screen. The same size as the S8 lineup launched in April.

The so-called “infinite” shape is also expected to curb the right and left sides with no home button.

The report said Samsung is likely to attempt again to feature on-screen fingerprint scanning that is missing from the S8 due to technical immaturity.

In the meantime, Samsung has also tentatively decided to use the same 6.32-inch display screen for the Galaxy Note 9 as the upcoming Note 8 that is expected to be unveiled on Aug. 23 in New York.

The report said Samsung is playing it safe with its flagship phones next year rather than taking too many risks.

By Lee Ji-yoon (jylee@heraldcorp.com)
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