Would You Use A 4-Inch Galaxy S9 mini?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,690
    Likes Received:
    2,116
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,235
    [​IMG]

    By now the Galaxy Note 8 is old news and all of us tech heads need some juicy rumors to whet the appetite. Yesterday we saw a "leaked" CAD image of the Galaxy S9, and now there is a new rumor suggesting Samsung is working on a Galaxy S9 mini. This will be exciting news for some. Samsung has not sold a mini version of the Galaxy lineup since the Galaxy S5 mini. Back then phones with 5-inch+ displays were considered giant, and there was a much larger market for phones with smaller displays.

    I think most of us in the Android world have become accustomed to devices with display sizes of 5" or larger. Anything else at this point seems a bit microscopic. A new report out of Business Korea thinks Samsung is looking to revive the mini lineup next year. According to their sources the Galaxy S9 mini will feature a 4" with curved edges. If the device features the same minimized bezels that we expect to see on the Galaxy S9 this will be one tiny phone. This may end up featuring the same specs as the larger variants at a similar price point. We are still pretty early here so of course take this news with a grain of salt.

    via Business Korea
     

    Attached Files:

  2. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,109
    Likes Received:
    907
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,045
    I would if 99% of the phone was battery.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. me just sayin

    me just sayin Gold Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    945
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +1,018
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    too small. would be hard to read with my old dry eyes, let alone type on it. I have problems typing on the note 8.
     
  4. me just sayin

    me just sayin Gold Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    945
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +1,018
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    think you would be able to carry it if the rest of the phone only make up one percent :p
     
  5. bkdodger

    bkdodger Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,677
    Likes Received:
    4,014
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +4,296
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    I'd use it as my pager

    Pixel 2 XL
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. tgyberg

    tgyberg Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,964
    Likes Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +339
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel 2XL & Pixel C
    Funny, the Droid X was just a little bigger back in the day but coming from the Droid 1 it seemed huge! :D
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,346
    Likes Received:
    7,089
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,599
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    Maybe there is a market for these size phones. I can't imagine that everyone wants a phone larger than 5.5. Maybe these will sell OK? Gotta give them credit for testing the waters.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. RyanPm40

    RyanPm40 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +135
    I think the S8 itself was super tiny, but I could see this being a good buy for one-handed users. I'm an S8+ user myself.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. me just sayin

    me just sayin Gold Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    945
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +1,018
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    I have forgotten what it was like using a phone with one hand :) I still try with the note sometimes but one of these days I will pull the thumb out of socket trying to stretch to some letter on the keyboard.

    one thing though, since the call the bigger phone a s9+ should they not call the smaller phone s9 - instead of mini :p
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,346
    Likes Received:
    7,089
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,599
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    I read somewhere that Samsung is planning on three Galaxy S9 models next year. The regular S9, the S9+ and the S9 Mini.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  11. mikekhelxD

    mikekhelxD Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +42
    I'll take a look at it for sure. Was messing around with the note8 and the pixel 2xl yesterday, god damn they were huge!! That's probably why I might just go with the regular pixel 2.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  12. A.O

    A.O New Member

    Joined:
    Thursday
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I totally would guve it a try. It's easy to see where they coming from - Apple got the SE to cash in on 5S success. And it's selling well for first time Apple users or those on a budget... and Samsung wants that market share from them - I jus hope the battery is 2k MaH or more n has the wireless charging.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
Search tags for this page

azs

,
news