As far as the smartphone design is concerned, right now there are three major full-screen designs available on the market: notch display like on the iPhone X, tri-bezel-less full screen such as Xiaomi Mix, and 18:9 edge-to-edge display such as SAMSUNG S8/S9. As a notch display device, the Leagoo S9 features a 19:9 notch design with 5.85″ HD+ display. With up to 90% screen-to-body ratio, the S9’s grip feel is as good as a conventional 5.5″ phone. That’s to say, its screen size grows bigger without a compromise on the size and grip feelings.
Compared to the tri-bezel-less full-screen phones like the Xiaomi Mix, the notch display phones have obvious advantages like the front camera that is placed at the top of the display as well as the speaker. So, there is no need to turn the device upside-down while taking a selfie shot and the sound coming out of the speaker is louder and clearer. On the other hand, compared to Samsung S8/S9, the notch display phones feature bigger screen-to-body ratio.
When it comes to real competition, the killer points of the Leagoo S9 is the 65MP Ultra-HD shot support as well as the immersive visual experience identical with iPhone X it provides. With balanced hardware and most power-efficient performance, it can bring good user experience with only 1/7 of the budget of iPhone X.
5.85″ HD+ Notch Display, up to 90% screen-to-body ratio
With the same screen size as iPhone X, the S9 features a 5.85″ IPS display with 450 nits brightness and 85% NTSC color gamut. The screen of LEAGOO S9 is very bright thanks to its 3300mAh battery that provides enough juice for it.
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, the S9 features a Sony 13MP/2MP dual rear camera. With the 65MP ultra-HD shot algorithm, the photo shot on it can be enlarged 23 times almost losslessly. Meanwhile, it 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 on the bottom of the device to keep a narrow upper bezel so that their users have to flip their phones upside down for good selfie effects. Therefore, the selfie experience of tri-bezel-less phones receive negative feedback. However, this is not a problem on the S9 as the notch is the solution to that.
Face Unlock + Touch Unlock
While the face recognition brings fresh experience and more convenience, the fingerprint sensor makes the Leagoo S9 more secure to unlock, authenticate and pay. Both face & touch unlock are quite decent in experience.
Probably the world’s first Android Notch Display phone with default Android 8.1 OS
Android 8.1 is the latest version of the popular OS and it improves a lot on multi-task performance, power efficiency, and UI interactions. So far, the S9 is probably the world’s first Android notch display phone which comes with Android 8.1 by default. What’s more, it is optimized to adapt 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 a more power-efficient performance
With a large 5.85″ display and a 3300mAh capacity, the battery performance is reasonable but not impressive. On the other hand, if there was a much bigger battery, the device would have to be thicker, spoiling the design and grip. Therefore, Leagoo chose to balance between power performance and power efficiency, combining good design and grip feelings.
2.5D curved display & 3D curved edges plus dazzling rear cover – a delight to both hold and behold
The polycarbonate body of the 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. The dazzling rear cover is not only attractive but also smooth by the touch, which largely improves its grip comfort.
The new Leagoo S9 retails at just $149.99 and during the global presale promotion that is already running you have the chance to get it for just $1.99 and get $20 off coupon. It is “first come – first win” so hurry up!