Samsung is reportedly planning to preview Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. This new report regarding upcoming flagships is coming from VentureBeat‘s Evan Blass citing someone briefed on the plans. It seems like the company wants to make use of the year’s first major tech show to create the buzz around the flagships ahead of the official release in March.
The report specifically mentions that these new devices will be iterative upgrades over predecessors Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This means that there will not be any major changes in terms of the design and appearance. It is also worth noticing that while Samsung kept current flagships exactly similar except for the display size, it will be offering more differences with the yet to come devices.
To start off, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are said to sport a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display respectively which is same as predecessors. These will be powered by processors built on 10nm manufacturing process which is most likely to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 (difference based on region).
Samsung entered the dual camera smartphone club with the Galaxy Note 8 and it will continue with the same setup but only with Galaxy S9+. This model will also get 6GB of RAM along with 64GB internal storage as compared to 4GB RAM on the standard Galaxy S9 model. There will be support for microSD cards and buyers will get the luxury of having a 3.5mm headphone jack.
After the wide-spread backlash, Samsung has finally decided to move the fingerprint scanner to the center which will be right below the rear camera setup in vertical alignment. It will be shipping the flagships with AKG stereo speakers which is something audiophiles will surely appreciate. The report also mentions that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagships are internally codenamed as Star 1 and Star 2 respectively.