Galaxy S9 specs leak ahead of rumored CES preview

Galaxy S9 specs leak ahead of rumored CES preview

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Both 2018 Samsung flagship smartphones are being readied for a surprise CES 2018 tease, reports VentureBeat, making for an early January cameo. If the renders from this Galaxy S9 leak are any indication, it's going to be a lovely device with premium looks to accompany its premium performance.

The renders, which were obtained by BGR, show a rugged GHOSTEK case that wraps around the Galaxy S9.

According to the previous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with a substrate-like PCB (SLP) motherboard, which will give space to a more significant battery pack. But the presence of two camera sensors on the next Galaxy smartphone would make a close competitor against the iPhone X that that released in September with a vertically-aligned twin camera setup. 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. Only one rear-facing camera will be present on the smaller S9. 2018 will be an iterative year for the Korean company's flagships, so you shouldn't expect a new revolutionary design.

It also appears that Samsung is set to respond to user demands by shifting the fingerprint scanner to a more central position, after complaints from S8 users that it was placed too close to the camera lens. While the S8 and S8+ differ only when it comes to size, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ may also bring a few different features.

The Galaxy S9+ will boast 6GB of RAM compared to the 4GB expected on the Galaxy S9.

  • Terrell Bush