Samsung is reportedly planning to preview its next-generation of Galaxy S series at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.
According to a report by VentureBeat, the brand will only preview the latest smartphones at the event, though it will apparently hold an official launch event in March. The report further mentions that the smartphones will feature a similar design as compared to its predecessors.
The report also mentions that the Galaxy S9 will be codenamed as Star 1 and it will bear a model number of SM-G90, while the Galaxy S9+ will bear a codename Star 2 and model number SM-G965. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will bear a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity displays, which is similar to previous generation models.
However, on the specification front, both the smartphones could employ 10-nanometer fabrication techniques, which could mean that the phones would be powered by an upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and there would be a similar Exynos model for some regions.
Interestingly, unlike Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which were identical except the screen sizes, the upcoming smartphones would differ in certain departments. The Galaxy S9+ will reportedly come loaded with 6GB of RAM as compared to 4GB RAM in Galaxy S9. It bigger sibling will also feature a dual-camera setup at the back, similar to the Galaxy Note 8. Both the smartphones will pack a 64GB of internal storage, which could be further expanded via micro SD card slot and both of them will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Moving on, the company will also bring the fingerprint sensor on the bottom, which would be a welcome move as the placement was heavily criticized in all the 2017 flagship smartphones from Samsung. Further, the phones will also feature AKG stereo speakers as well, the report highlighted. Lastly, the publication says that the brand is also planning to introduce a backward-compatible DeX docking station through which users can utilize the screen as either a touchpad or a virtual keyboard.