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The Galaxy S9 looks identical to the S8 because we’ve reached peak smartphone design

The Galaxy S9 looks identical to the S8 because we’ve reached peak smartphone design

Flat, buttonless, and glass. Is this what we have asked for or the best Samsung can do?

We’ll soon be seeing the Galaxy S9 on a stage in Spain, surrounded by words like “thin” and “stylish” or “ergonomic” and “organic” or any of a long list of the regular buzzwords we always hear. And if the early looks we’ve seen from leaked press materials are correct (and come on, they are) those words are true. But we didn’t really need any leaks to know how the S9 will look overall — very thin with rounded corners, glass front and back, symmetrical in every way and a beveled edge with some fancy name to describe its geometry.