It seems the South Korean tech giants may have early surprises for their smartphone users next year. While Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 is tipped to debut at CES in 2018 at Las Vegas, arch rival LG may not want to be left behind and hence introduce its flagship around the same time.
According to a report from Business Korea, industry sources claim that both the companies’ anticipated flagship devices could debut in January next year. While LG and Samsung typically unveil their handsets sometime around late February and March, if the report is to be believed, then we might witness a new launch cycle.
There is speculation that the idea behind Samsung’s supposed move for an early Galaxy S9 launch might be to steal attention away from Apple’s premium iPhone X. Recently, Evan Blass, the notable mobile tipster claimed that Samsung could preview the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at CES and official launch of the upcoming Galaxy S series might happen in March.
Blass points out that the Galaxy S9 will likely retain the Galaxy S8’s edge-to-edge display. However, the imaging sensors might see some improvement with the bigger version tipped to pack dual sensors. The Galaxy S9 series are expected to house Qualcomm’s unannounced Snapdragon 845 SoC fabricated on 10nm architecture. The phones might pack 6GB RAM paired with either 64GB or 128GB onboard storage. The fingerprint sensor will likely be shifted below the camera unit at the back.
As for LG, the G6’s successor is tipped to feature its own AI-based digital assistant. Speculations about the LG G7 are sparse as of now, but like the LG G6, the phone is expected to receive top-notch hardware specifications.