In the smartphone world there are three major full-screen designs available on the market: notch display such as iPhone X, tri-bezel-less full screen such as Xiaomi Mi MIX and 18:9 edge-to-edge display such as SAMSUNG S8/S9.
As a notch equipped smartphone, the LEAGOO S9 features a 19:9 aspect ratio on a large 5.85-inch HD+ (1512x720p) display. With a declared screen-to-body ratio of up to 90%, the LEAGOO S9 also feels in the hand as big as a 5.5-inch phone. That’s because the added screen estate adds height instead of width, keeping the phone slimmer.
Compared to tri-bezel-less full-screen phones such as the Xiaomi Mi MIX, the notch display phones have some advantages. Notch display phones such as LEAGOO S9 place front camera in the upper end so that their users don’t have to flip their smartphones upside down to get proper selfies. Meanwhile compared to older style phones such as the SAMSUNG S8/S9, notch display phones feature bigger screen-to-body ratio.
Since the phone will now be available for global reservations with a chance of getting it for just $1.99, let’s recap what its main features are.
5.85 inch HD+ Notch Display, up to 90% screen-to-body ratio
With the same screen size as iPhone X, LEAGOO S9 features a 5.85 inch (1512x720p) IPS display with 450 nit brightness and 85% NTSC color gamut.
World’s first notch-display phone that supports 65 Mega Pixels Ultra-HD Shot
As the world’s first notch-display phone that supports 65 Mega Pixels Ultra-HD Shot, LEAGOO S9 features SONY 13.0MP + 2.0MP dual camera. With the 65MP ultra-HD shot algorithm, the photo shot on LEAGOO S9 can be enlarged 23 times without losing its original HD quality. The LEAGOO S9 also supports image matrix technology which can greatly enhance face and background brightness in backlight environment and thus brings excellent backlight shot performance.
Large screen-to-body ratio without a compromise on selfie experience
Most of tri-bezel-less full screen phones place their front cameras down the screens to keep a narrow upper bezel, so their users have to flip their phones upside down to take nice selfies. Therefore, the selfie experience on tri-bezel-less phones isn’t that appealing. The LEAGOO S9, however, keeps both high screen-to-body ratio and excellent camera positioning.
Face Unlock + Touch Unlock
While the face recognition brings fresh experience and more convenience, the fingerprint sensor makes LEAGOO S9 more secure to unlock, authenticate and pay. Both face & touch unlock on LEAGOO S9 should provide a quite decent user experience.
One of the world’s first Android Notch Display phone with stock Android 8.1 OS
As the latest Android OS version, Android 8.1 improves a lot on multi-task performance, power efficiency and UI interactions. So far, LEAGOO S9 is probably the world’s first Android notch display phone with default Android 8.1 OS
What’s more, LEAGOO S9 is optimized by adapting apps to work nicely with the notch display as the layout is re-designed to work around apps and blend the interface into surrounding lines.
Balanced Hardware for Most Power-efficient Performance
With a large 5.85 inch display and average 3300mAh battery, LEAGOO S9’s battery life is reasonable but not impressive. But if LEAGOO S9 adopts large battery, , its body thickness must grow bigger and thus negatively influence its appearance and grip feelings. Therefore, LEAGOO S9 is not a smartphone boasting big battery. On the contrary, it emphasizes on the balance between power performance and power efficiency, combining good design and grip feelings.
2.5D Curved Display & 3D Curved Edges + dazzling rear cover – a delight to both hold and behold
The polycarbonate body of the LEAGOO S9 features a well-rounded metallic finish. Along with a shiny metal-like paint, the meticulously crafted 3D curved body seamlessly flows into the metal middle frame – a delight to both hold and behold.
With a dazzling rear cover, LEAGOO S9 is not only attractive by the look but also smooth by the touch, which largely improves its grip comfort.
Other specs on the LEAGOO S9 include a Mediatek octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone is on sale for $149.99 during the presale, that said, if you’re lucky enough you can actually get the S9 for just $1.99 or win $20 off coupons. Visit LEAGOO’s official website to learn more.