According to information gathered by VentureBeat, Samsung plans on giving a sneak peek of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. However, while the publication learned that Samsung will have the phones on hand, what the company will actually talk about might be minimal because they still plan on holding a launch event in March.
Today’s report indicates that the S9 and S9+ will share plenty of design cues from this year’s S8 and S8+. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will still have the 5.8- and 6.2-inch displays, respectively, and they’ll each offer an Infinity Display with minimal bezel. The expectation is that they will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood, based on a 10-nanometer fabrication technique, and that some models will have a similarly-designed Exynos processor instead.
Interestingly enough, Samsung may be changing some things up next year. While the company has kept both the smaller and bigger models close when it comes to specifications and features, making only the display size the differentiator between the two, that apparently won’t be the case next year. The Galaxy S9 might have 4GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9+ will have 6GB of RAM. In addition to that, the larger of the two flagships will apparently have a dual rear camera setup, similar to the Galaxy Note 8, while the Galaxy S9 will just have a single camera on the back.
The best news, though, might be that Samsung is reportedly moving the rear fingerprint reader down, so it should be easier to reach on a regular basis. Both devices will keep the 3.5mm headphone jack around for a year longer, too, if the report pans out.
Finally, Samsung will apparently launch a backwards-compatible DeX dock station which will let the devices lay flat, so owners can use them as a virtual keyboard or a touchpad.
Based on these rumors, are you starting to look forward to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+?