Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Could Make Early Debut At CES 2018 In January

Leaks have been tipping Samsung's hand when it comes to what the company will be showing off at CES 2018 set to kick off early early January. Previously we heard that the folding screen Galaxy X smartphone would be on display at the show. However, a new rumor is making the rounds that suggests Samsung's next Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will also be seen for the first time at CES 2018.

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A reveal at CES is uncommon for new high-end smartphones, but it seems Samsung may want to unveil its wares at a show that isn’t festooned with other smartphones to steal its thunder. CES is traditionally more about gadgets and computers than smartphones. One thing that is unclear is if Samsung will detail the devices at the show or if they will just be sitting pretty behind a glass cover for people to ogle and wonder about.

Traditionally Samsung debuts smartphones in March. This rumor claims that the traditional launch event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will still be held in March. So far rumors indicate that the updates in the Galaxy S9 family will be mild leaving them looking pretty much just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that came before. This could be a bad thing for Samsung, smartphone shoppers often skip upgrades if they are marginal and hold out for big changes in the next generation of devices or move to another brand.

Codenames for the S9 devices are Star 1 and Star 2 and the model numbers will be SM-G960 and SM-G965. As for rumored specs, the S9 is tipped for a 5.8-inch screen and the S9+ for a 6.2-inch screen. Both screens will be the curved edge Super AMOLED units we are used to now. The chipsets used are expected to be the Snapdragon 845 in some markets and an Exynos in others.

Word is that there will be more to set the S9 and S9+ apart this time around, the S9+ is tipped for 6GB of RAM, a second rear camera, and 64GB of internal storage. The S9 is said to use 4GB of RAM and lack that second rear camera. The Galaxy S9+ was allegedly spied in Geekbench listings recently rocking an Exynos processor.