Galaxy S9 screen protectors validate design similarities with the Galaxy S8

When rumors about the Galaxy S9 first started coming in last year it was claimed that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ would have notably reduced bezels compared to their predecessors. That would have meant that Samsung would further improve the screen-to-body ratio and push the envelope on the look of a bezel-less display.

However, it was reported last month that the Galaxy S9 may not have slimmer front bezels because the improved design with reduced bezels failed to make the cut. Third-party accessory manufacturer Olixar has revealed its first Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ screen protectors today and they confirm that these handsets will have the same screen dimensions as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Even the front camera and sensor placement is said to be the same.

Galaxy S9 screen protectors

If these reports are accurate then the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will look almost identical to their predecessors from the front. They are said to feature the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch panels. A recent report has also claimed that the new handsets will also retain the 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Olixar’s screen protectors for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now available for pre-order exclusively from Mobile Fun. The product image in the listing also suggests that the new handsets will be identical to their predecessors.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Galaxy S8 had one of the best designs of any smartphone released last year. I’m sure many Samsung fans will be pleased that the company is sticking to a winner.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in February.

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  • The main question will be why not buy and s8 instead of an s9 as it will look the same, be cheaper, will have android 8.0, same mgp single lense camera and same memory (64 GB and 4 GB ram)

    • If rumours are to be believed, which is exactly why I do not want to believe them! the S9 vs S8 will be a complete no brainer - the S8! There has to be more to the S9s than just what is rumoured, maybe a 120Hz display, or the 512GB storage with 6GB standard. really don't like how the S9 is shaping up to be. I am on Galaxy upgrade programme for the S8+ and was going to wait until the Note9 - but unfortunately the Oreo beta has completely killed the battery on it, so I might have to upgrade to the S9+

      • well lets hope the rumours for the s9 is incorrect and that samsung is not ditching the smaller handset and making the s9 plus the true flagshig (with more memory and better camera).

        I am sure there are going to be minor improvements - new cpu, new motherboard desgin, maybe bigger battery but not a big differentiate for any normal phone buyers to pay the extra premium for

        I have been a samsung fan for many years and foolishly been upgrading yearly but looking at the s9 leaks, there is no reason for me to upgrade from the s8 to the s9.

        hopefully s10 will be a different design language and that the "smaller" model is a true flagship phone with matching features to the plus model. but given the apple direction they are taking, all signs are not good

  • If this year samsung don't make a flagship phone with none curve edge screen, I will have to look at other brand. It's crazy that Samsung force user to buy that useless but troublesome curve screen.

    • What about the new a8 or a8+. You don't get Qhd screen and lower processor but almost flagship specs and flat screen design

    • tbh with the s8 99% of the time i forget it has a curved screen and I have not had any issues with any incorrect inputs as I had with the s6 edge.

      the advantage of the s8 curved screen does provided a narrowed and sleeker design shape.

  • So I will wait for the Note9. If they screw up with this phone as well, then I will looking for the new brand. I am changing phone every year, so maybe S10 will be good for me.

  • So A8 gets dual front camera but S9 still has one ? I am a total Samsung person but yes iPhone X does look good and the front camera with portrait mode and portrait lighting ACTUALLY is a winner and I was hoping for S9 to get the feature. Instead they decided to bring dual back camera in S9+ !! I love Galaxy S series' over Notes due to size factor and Samsung just ruined it !!