The smartphone race continues to heat up with the recent reveal of Apple's latest flagship, the iPhone X. The device, which has been rumored and leaked for months, is a powerhouse, outgunning the best of its rivals' lineup in terms of raw processing power. To close the gap, Samsung seems to be betting its cards on its next champion, the Galaxy S9, which is expected to be unveiled sometime early next year.
The Galaxy S9 will be the latest in Samsung's long line of formidable S-series smartphones, and the rumors surrounding the device are pretty compelling. Design-wise, there is a good chance that the Galaxy S9 will follow the template set by its predecessor, the Galaxy S8, with a few modifications.
The S8 featured extremely thin bezels on the top and bottom of the device, but such a design was overtaken by Apple with the iPhone X, which featured practically no bezels at all, save for a notch at the top of the handset. According to a Trusted Reviews report, leaks and rumors have emerged stating that the Galaxy S9 would likely follow Apple's example, eliminating the bezels in the device and leaving just a small notch at the top of the smartphone to house the flagship's most critical sensors.
Another interesting rumor about the Galaxy S9 that has emerged recently pointed to the idea of the upcoming flagship having a modular design. Modules have long been explored as a novel idea by smartphone manufacturers, to very little success. Motorola has done it before, LG has tried it, and Essential has released a device that followed the same principle.