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Samsung Galaxy S9 Likely To Steal One iPhone X Feature; Find Out Which One

by Vinay Patel / Nov 25, 2017 05:20 AM EST
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

The rumor mill has been churning all sorts of speculations around Samsung's next Galaxy S flagships, the S9 and the S9+. Multiple reports suggest the upcoming Galaxy S9 will be a minor update to its precursors.

Without deviating from the Galaxy S8 design, Samsung may bring in an array of awe-inspiring features in a bid to make the Galaxy S9 stand out, TheVerge reported. According to tech tipster Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9+ will pack 6GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB of RAM. Additionally, the S9+ will get a second rear camera just like the Note 8.

There's also hearsay that Samsung will be taking inspiration from Apple's iPhone 7; however, the South Korean handset maker may not be able to include some stellar features such as 3D face recognition in its next Galaxy S-branded flagships. Despite the lack of an official announcement, another report is now claiming the Galaxy S9 will steal an iPhone X feature.

The skyrocketing iPhone X sales turned out to be advantageous for Samsung since the company manufactures the OLED screen used in the all-screen iPhone that earned an A+ from DisplayMate. Moreover, that's the most expensive part of the iPhone X at the moment.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 flagships are likely to sport relatively better OLED displays than the Galaxy S8 series. It can be recalled that the Note 8 received better OLED screen rating than the S8 just ahead of the iPhone X's launch. Moreover, Samsung will leave no stone unturned in a bid to show the world it's the best when it comes to making OLED screen.

Adding more fuel to the already burning rumors about the Galaxy S9, a source told SamMobile that the new Galaxy S flagship's screen-to-body ratio may be as high as 89-90 percent. In other words, the Galaxy S9 bezels will be a lot smaller than its predecessor.

The bottom chin present on the Galaxy S8 will be nearly non-existent on the Galaxy S9. Moreover, the phone's top bezel will be thinner than the Galaxy S8's bottom bezel. While the iPhone X has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.49%., the Galaxy S8+ is at an impressive 84%.

Despite the top-notch, Apple is touting its iPhone X as an all-screen phone. With the help of a flexible OLED screen, the Cupertino giant stretched the device's bezel around the screen all the way to the phone's edges.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 might copy this page from the iPhone X playbook if this report comes to fruition. Samsung may also choose to further tone down bezels at the top and bottom of the Galaxy S9.

But because Samsung's flagships are expected to come with curved edges, the Galaxy S9 is highly likely to surpass the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 in terms of appearance. The Galaxy S9 is rumored to sport a 5.8-inch display, while the S9+ will come with a mammoth 6.2-inch display.

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