It seems like this time around we will be treated to an early glimpse of the next Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung is likely to showcase both its iterative upgrades at the CES in Las Vegas. Traditionally, the Samsung flagships are unveiled during the Unpacked event at the MWC. That being said, Samsung will still launch both the devices at the MWC as it did this year for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+.
It is still not clear on the level of details that will be revealed at the CES. However, the sources claim that the iterative upgrade will be identical to their predecessors as far as design is concerned. Samsung has been following the tick-tock upgrade cycle for its Galaxy flagship devices and thus the redesigns are generally timed between two upgrades.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+ are apparently codenamed Star 1 and Star 2 respectively. The model numbers associated with the devices are SM-G960 and SM-G965. The Galaxy S9 is expected to arrive with a 5.8-inch super AMOLED display while the S9+ will feature a much larger 6.2-inch curved-edge display. Its quite likely that the chipsets will be manufactured by employing 10nm fabrication technology and both the devices will be driven by the usual mix of Snapdragon (845) and Exynos chipsets.
While the design remains unchanged to a larger extent, the new Galaxy S9 and the S9+ are expected to come with a beefed up hardware. The RAM is expected to be bumped from the previous 4GB to 6GB and both the models will offer 64GB of internal storage along with the microSD card slot. Thankfully Samsung may decide to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The fingerprint sensor is expected to be placed at the back but it might be repositioned for better reach. Yet another mention worthy addition is the AKG stereo speakers. Furthermore, Samsung is also expected to offer backward compatibility with the DeX. With the backward compatibility in place, one can use the phone as a touchpad or perhaps a virtual keypad.