The Galaxy S9, Samsung's next flagship smartphone after the Galaxy Note 8, could make its first public appearance as soon as on January 2018, at the annual CES trade show.
There have been a lot of rumors on the upcoming smartphone, but it is unclear how much Samsung will reveal about the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018. Samsung fans, however, should not expect a lot of significant upgrades for the device compared to its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ At CES 2018
According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, a source with knowledge of Samsung's plans told him that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are scheduled to be first seen in public in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The reliable leaker was able to obtain some detail regarding the upcoming smartphones, but Blass added that Samsung will still hold an official launch event for the Galaxy S9 in March similar to what it did for the Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Specs
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are described as "iterative updates" to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, compared to the radical redesign offered by their predecessors with the introduction of the bezel-less design and the Infinity Display. The Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch display and the Galaxy S9+ will have a 6.2-inch display, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
However, while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ only differed in screen size, it will be a different matter for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. According to Blass' source, the Galaxy S9+ will have more RAM at 6 GB, compared to 4 GB for the Galaxy S9, and will have a second rear camera similar to the Galaxy Note 8.
Specifications and features shared by the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, meanwhile, include an expandable 64 GB internal memory, the headphone jack, AKG stereo speakers, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or a similar Exynos processor.
One more important change coming to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is that the fingerprint scanner will be moved below the rear-facing camera. This will address one of the biggest complaints on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, which had the fingerprint sensor in a horizontal orientation beside the camera.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumors
Leaked Galaxy S9 benchmark scores show that the smartphone falls short in challenging Apple's iPhone X in terms of performance, but the results may still change until the smartphone's official launch. Reports also claim that there will be no Galaxy S9 3D facial recognition system.
One other major rumor is that a Galaxy S9 Mini is in the works. Will we also see this smaller model at CES 2018?