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Galaxy S10 tipped to have an even bigger screen than the Galaxy S9

You might not remember them now, but early Galaxy S9 rumors claimed that the phone would have significantly smaller bezels compared to the Galaxy S8, as Samsung was looking to eliminate the bottom bezel (like Apple did with the iPhone X). It was only later that we found out Samsung decided to stick with almost the same design for the Galaxy S9, although the 2018 flagship does have smaller top and bottom bezels than its predecessor.

Well now, unsurprisingly, rumors have begun to spring up suggesting the Galaxy S10 will have even smaller bezels.

The Galaxy S9 may be a copy of the S8, but the Galaxy S10 is supposed to introduce a new design as well as new features. We know so far that Samsung is making three S10 versions that will rival Apple’s three 2018 iPhones. 
The Galaxy S10 will be the first Galaxy phone to feature ultrasonic fingerprint sensors in the display, as well as triple-lens cameras on the back.

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Samsung insider Ice Universe, who often reveals details about unreleased Samsung devices, tweeted a few hours ago that the Galaxy S10’s screen-to-body ratio will be “greatly improved.” The only way to do that is to eliminate bezels, with the bottom bezel being the likely candidate. That is, if Samsung doesn’t plan to copy the iPhone X design.

The Galaxy S9 has a screen-to-body ratio of between 83.6% to 84.2%, depending on size, largely similar to the Galaxy S8 (83.6% to 84.0%).

A questionable leak last year offered us the image above, which included the alleged design of the Galaxy S9 and its rumored specs. We never found out whether the leak was based on accurate information, but the image does reveal how Samsung could improve the screen-to-body ratio while keeping in place the same overall design.

So far, we haven’t seen any Galaxy S10 schematics or photos leak, but they begin to surface sooner or later.

Just when you thought Galaxy S9 sales couldn’t get any worse, they did

While expectations for the Galaxy S9 — a phone that virtually mirrors its predecessor — were never sky-high, there was no way any of us would have predicted it would perform this poorly. After all, both the S9 and S9+ are attractive, powerful devices packed with great features and some of the best cameras on the market, but the further we get into 2018, the more dire things look. In fact, even more bad news emerged this week.

Korean news site The Bell reported on Thursday that Samsung shipped fewer Galaxy S9 units in the second quarter of 2018 than it did in the first quarter. This would be the first time in the history of the Galaxy line that Q2 sales have trailed Q1 sales. This doesn’t bode well for the Galaxy Note 9 launch in August.

Based on the figures provided by The Bell, Samsung sold 10.2 million Galaxy S9 units in Q1 2018, which in and of itself is a good sign. Keep in mind that Galaxy phones always launch at the end of the first quarter, while the second quarter is typically the first full quarter for keeping track of sales. Therefore, Q2 sales have always managed to outdo Q1 sales, even in years when the latest Galaxy phone launches in early March instead of April.

But 2018 was different. Samsung only sold 9 million Galaxy S9s in Q2, bringing the total sales for the first half of the year to 19.2 million units, which is lower than the S8, S7, or S6 were at the same point in years past.

Samsung is still the global market share leader, but record-breaking results like these (the kinds of records you don’t want to break) can’t be encouraging. Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy Note 9 next month to get a jump on Apple’s upcoming iPhone X sequels, but without any major design changes or feature additions, it’s hard to imagine another Galaxy phone, albeit with a larger display, tipping the scale at all.

Just when you thought Galaxy S9 sales couldn’t get any worse, they did

While expectations for the Galaxy S9 — a phone that virtually mirrors its predecessor — were never sky-high, there was no way any of us would have predicted it would perform this poorly. After all, both the S9 and S9+ are attractive, powerful devices packed with great features and some of the best cameras on the market, but the further we get into 2018, the more dire things look. In fact, even more bad news emerged this week.

Korean news site The Bell reported on Thursday that Samsung shipped fewer Galaxy S9 units in the second quarter of 2018 than it did in the first quarter. This would be the first time in the history of the Galaxy line that Q2 sales have trailed Q1 sales. This doesn’t bode well for the Galaxy Note 9 launch in August.

Based on the figures provided by The Bell, Samsung sold 10.2 million Galaxy S9 units in Q1 2018, which in and of itself is a good sign. Keep in mind that Galaxy phones always launch at the end of the first quarter, while the second quarter is typically the first full quarter for keeping track of sales. Therefore, Q2 sales have always managed to outdo Q1 sales, even in years when the latest Galaxy phone launches in early March instead of April.

But 2018 was different. Samsung only sold 9 million Galaxy S9s in Q2, bringing the total sales for the first half of the year to 19.2 million units, which is lower than the S8, S7, or S6 were at the same point in years past.

Samsung is still the global market share leader, but record-breaking results like these (the kinds of records you don’t want to break) can’t be encouraging. Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy Note 9 next month to get a jump on Apple’s upcoming iPhone X sequels, but without any major design changes or feature additions, it’s hard to imagine another Galaxy phone, albeit with a larger display, tipping the scale at all.