With the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 right around the corner, everyone will soon be looking out for the next big thing from Samsung i.e. the Galaxy S9. To make things a little interesting, we already have a rumor which talks about a completely new feature for the upcoming successor to the Galaxy S8. It has been reported that the next Galaxy smartphone will sport a Modular design.
While this is a completely new feature and we didn’t see this one coming, it does make a lot of sense. Currently, only Motorola and Essential have released smartphones out there in the market which sports modularity function and apparently, this feature has managed to attract a lot of eyeballs. It certainly looks like the idea of buying a mod and attaching it your existing smartphone makes a lot of sense. And now, the fact that Samsung is planning to embrace this and implement it on the Galaxy S9 is really interesting.
Do make a note that it is not officially confirmed yet. According to a tip from Russia-based editor Eldar Murtazin, it looks like the company is considering the idea of a modular design. He didn’t mention the source as well, hence we suggest you take this info with a pinch of salt. So essentially the idea of modularity not finalized and the company could very well ditch the idea and maybe save it for the Galaxy Note 9. However, we do believe that the company will launch at least one smartphone with this feature next year.
He also says that if the company implements it, the devices will have one magnetic contact at the back of the smartphone just like the Motorola smartphones have. This means that the device will be able to take one module at a time, however, mod-stacking is also a thing and it is possible that Samsung’s smartphone will support that. As mentioned earlier, none of this info has been officially confirmed by the company and these are just the initial set of rumors. Although the Galaxy Note 8 is getting launched today, it still leaves us with a lot of time for the next Galaxy release and hence it is too soon to start speculating about them.
Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Would you be interested in buying a Galaxy S9 with modular functionality? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving a comment down below.
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Via – Slashgear