The Samsung Galaxy S9 may not look very different from last year’s phone, but it’ll at least sound a lot better, according to the latest leak ahead of its February 25 unveiling.
It’ll include stereo speakers, reports ETNews, a change that will allow the phone to compete with the LG V30S that’s also rumored to be getting stereo speaker treatment.
Given the rather ho-hum sound quality that came out of the Galaxy S8’s sole bottom-firing speaker, this is a key area in which Samsung can improve upon last year’s best smartphone.
This is especially important in 2018, as new competitors like the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL use twin speakers that are great for watching videos and playing games.
Samsung’s stereo speaker implementation is likely to be more akin to what we’ve seen in the iPhone X, as 9To5Google posits.
In this case, there would be a bottom-firing speaker and another built into the earpiece.