Samsung Galaxy S9's HTML5 Test Confirms 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio

Two Samsung Electronics-made smartphones bearing the model numbers SM-G960F and SM-G9650 that are believed to be the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, respectively, appeared in the database of the HTML5 benchmark earlier today. As is usually the case with HTML5 tests, the newly uncovered listings don't reveal the true resolutions of the devices but do hint at their actual figures and aspect ratios. The 360 × 740 resolution of the supposed Galaxy S9 and the 412 x 846 display of the alleged Galaxy S9 Plus are hence indicative of an 18.5:9 image format, the very same one Samsung already commercialized with the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, and the recently announced Galaxy A8 (2018) lineup of Android mid-rangers.

The benchmark listings are also in line with previous reports claiming both smartphones will succeed the QHD+ resolution supported by their predecessors, i.e. feature 2,960 x 1,440 Infinity Display panels. The Galaxy S9 series is widely expected to provide consumers with iterative upgrades on the Galaxy S8 lineup instead of experimenting with radical redesigns. The South Korean tech giant is said to have opted for an aesthetic that's essentially a blend of its last two flagships, featuring corners that are more rounded than those found on the Galaxy Note 8 but with an overall blockier design compared to the Galaxy S8. The smaller Galaxy S9 is expected to ship with the same 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and a 3,200mAh battery as opposed to a 3,000mAh one found inside its predecessor while also being set to replace Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 with the Snapdragon 845 chipset in the United States and China. International versions of both devices are likely to be powered by Samsung's Exynos 9810 SoC.

The two handsets should run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, with their suspected HTML5 tests confirming that particular feature. Other annual improvements are said to be reserved for the Galaxy S9 Plus, a 6.2-inch phablet that's supposedly the only member of the upcoming product family to boast a dual-camera setup and 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB. The most premium variant of the device may also ship with Samsung's new 512GB flash memory chip, though both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to have a storage base of 64GB. The devices are rumored to launch on February 27th and start retailing in late March.

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