With this year nearing its end, major manufacturers are clearing the decks for unveiling their next flagships early next year. Samsung might be one among these handset makers preparing for an early disclosure of its new set of Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones- Galaxy S9 and S9+.
According to notable mobile leakster, Evan Blass from Venture Beat, the company will reportedly preview the next-generation Galaxy S9 series at CES in January. Blass sourcing ‘someone briefed on the company’s plan’ said that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will debut at CES in Las Vegas with an official launch likely to happen in March.
While Samsung came up with a fresh design for its flagship Galaxy S8 series, Blass pointed out that the upcoming Galaxy S smartphones will be nearly identical to their predecessors. The S9 and S9+ are said to have similar 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display like the one found in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (Review). However, the bigger variant, S9+, might have more RAM and dual rear cameras like the Galaxy Note 8.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 series handsets will likely retain the 3.5mm headphone and pack 64GB onboard storage with expandable storage support. The devices are expected to be equiped with a 10nm fabricated processor hinting at Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 845 SoC. Further, both the phones might pack AKG-badged stereo speakers and rear mounted finger sensor.
Blass further informs that Samsung will introduce its PC DeX dock’s new version that places the phone flat and allows the user to use it as a virtual keyboard or touchpad. Apparently, the South Korean tech company is also heavily speculated to bring a radical foldable smartphone under the label Galaxy X early next year.
Separately, Ghostek, a smartphone accessory maker leaked a render (via BGR) of the alleged Galaxy S9. The render, which is cited to be sketched based on information from smartphone’s factory, reveals the phone featuring vertically stacked dual rear cameras with heart rate sensor and fingerprint reader located below it.