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Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9 dimensions comparison reveal an interesting possibility

Some fresh renders of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were leaked online yesterday giving us an idea of what to expect from Samsung’s next flagship. The leaks were accompanied by purported dimensions of the new handsets which when compared with the predecessors reveal an interesting possibility.

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9 dimensions comparison

Assuming that yesterday’s leak is accurate, the Galaxy S9 will measure 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4mm compared to the Galaxy S8’s 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm. The upcoming flagship is expected to retain the Galaxy S8’s aspect ratio and will likely look the same as well.

157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5mm are the purported dimensions for the Galaxy S9+ as compared to 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm for the Galaxy S8+. You’ll notice that both new models are 0.4mm thicker when compared to their predecessors.

This means that both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will have slightly more space inside the shell. Could this mean that both handsets will have slightly bigger batteries? It’s difficult to ascertain just how much of an increase in battery capacity this is going to allow.

The added thickness might also for a significant reconfiguration of the handsets’ internals which makes it a bit difficult to predict the battery size at this point in time.

It’s an interesting possibility, nonetheless, one that we’ll likely be hearing more about in the near future.

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TheSparda
TheSparda

Fix the lag, eliminate duplicate apps/bloatware, put in stereo speakers and include a bigger battery. Is that too much to ask?

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

TBH, the biggest changes were from the S6 and S7… now the s9 will be just worthless… Whats the point of upgrading from the S8 or even S7 users to the S9? No due camera on the smaller device, the fingerprint position for me is okey but the reader itself isn’t very accurate and its almost a big miss or delay… I don’t know what is Samsung even doing with their phones? Plus I have been waiting for due speaker combo since the S7 … Let’s not say a word for their software support… Lots of users still on August… Read more »

gtone339
gtone339

Bigger battery perhaps? If not then this is possibly due to dispersing the heat from inside.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

The S8 was thicker than the S7 and not the S9 is thicker than the S8. Not liking the trend

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Hopefully the thickness brings a bigger battery and a complete force touch display!

santeripe
santeripe

First people complain about companies prioritizing phone thinness over more battery space and features (Lenovo Moto phones), now people complain about Samsung making their phone less than half a millimeter thicker to improve it internally… You can never please everyone

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

What improvement? That is the question? Still have 4gb ram, same display and one new lens camera?

Lucidfer
Lucidfer

2018 is supposed to be a “tock” year for Samsung during which they make easy benefit based on smart adjustments, optimisation and upgrades. It seems they’re already ready to ruin it and make significantly less sales by ruining the number one factor that made both the success/acceptance of Android (with Lollipop) and of the Galaxy S which is design. All they needed do is exactly what any solo 3D artists was able to figure out which is to make the chin bezel as thin as possible, just because it makes sense for anybody to do so in order to compete… Read more »

chanchan05
chanchan05

I find thinner chin bezels something I do not like. The way I hold my phone makes chin bezels better. You don’t need to look like the iPhone X to compete with it. In fact I think the iPhone X looks uglier than the 8, but not necessarily because of the super thin bezels. In fact I wouldn’t mind it if Samsung just kept the top and bottom bezels and slapped front facing stereo speakers there. The bezels would also allow to keeping of the jack. While the jack is indeed old tech and is starting to phase out, why… Read more »

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

If these dimensions are correct then the s9 and s9+ is fatter and uglier!

What with the extra size without extra updates? 6gb ram or dual camera? Please don’t say extra chip for AI? As no one cares for bixby. The best update I got on my s8 was the ability to turn off the bixby functions.

tallman0410
tallman0410

If those dimensions are correct, you’re talking at worst a 0.6mm difference…which equates to .02″

Now go find .6mm or .02″ on a ruler. If you’re still worried about that little of a difference, then all I can say is wow.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Oh 0.6mm makes a difference, have you held a s7 and s8 together. The s7 does feel wider and less comfortable in the hand.

But point is that with the added extra girth what are the s9 gaining? Dual camera, dual speakers, 6gb ram memory, bigger battery? No, really doubt it.

Samsung is pushing for bixby and AI. That’s the biggest worry, putting tech that is not useful or used by many users. Good example is the useless bixby button

tallman0410
tallman0410

I have held both a S7 and S8 and I agree…the S8 feels more comfortable in the hand (rounding the screen and the back also helps with this comfort) . The difference between the S7 and S8 though is 1.5mm…so roughly 3X larger of a difference then the S8/S9 alleged dimension. 99% of people would not be able to tell the difference between 68.7mm and 68.1mm. I hope that the battery gets larger but if it does, it will only be around 100-200mAh more. That’s one of the main reasons why I’m so interested in the Active phones: they have… Read more »