With under-display fingerprint recognition pretty much out of contention as far as the Galaxy S9 duo is concerned, and a notch-containing design feeling highly unlikely, Samsung may have indeed settled on a conservative placement of its “next big thing’s” biometric sensor.
BGR’s sources claimed the phone’s forehead is actually envisioned as a fair bit narrower than what Ghostek depicted in the first semi-credible Galaxy S9 visual approximation. And now another reputable publication’s anonymous tipsters hint at a screen-to-body ratio “as high as 90 percent.”
That means only around 10 percent of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ frontal surface would be occupied by display borders, which frankly is quite difficult to even imagine. Mind you, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 come with “modest” screen-to-body ratios (unofficially) circling 84 percent, and they already look stunning.
Still, if Samsung can pull off a functional flagship phone design with 90 percent screen, squeezing all the essential sensors and front-facing camera into the remaining 10 percent surface, the company could well take its mobile industry domination to the next level in 2018.