Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation Galaxy S9 smartphone this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is being held in Les Vegas. The tech giant on Wednesday is scheduled to have a presentation in the wee hours of Wednesday.
As per the sources of Express UK, Galaxy S9 will be displayed to the public during CES 2018, which will be held from January 8th to 12th 2018. However, a spokesperson for Samsung told The Korea Herald “it is unlikely” the Galaxy S9 will be at CES 2018.
There have been multiple leaks of specifications of Galaxy S9 and S9 plus especially on China’s Weibo platform. On one hand, S9 will be launched in two variants- 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, while on the other hand, S9 plus will come with 6GB RAM and three storage variants: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, the report added.
The report also claims Samsung might push a 512GB model of the phone, though this could be temporary and offered only in select markets. Talking about the camera, Galaxy S9 plus is also tipped to include the same dual-camera set-up that debuted with the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year.
The Note 8 includes two 12-megapixel cameras, both fitted with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). There is a wide-angle and telephoto lens, which enables the phone to zoom to 2x without losing quality.
It also enables a DSLR-style depth of field effect in portrait photos. According to reports, the cameras will be aligned vertically on the back of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus so the fingerprint scanner is positioned beneath the lens.
This solves one of the biggest gripes with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus which placed the fingerprint scanner ludicrously close to the lens. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor for US models, while for India and other international markets will have company’s own Exynos 9810 processor.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus will purportedly sport the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch dual-curved, edge-to-edge Super AMOLED “Infinity Display” as the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, respectively.