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Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Gary Johnson

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Galaxy S9 release nears with possible launch date

Another year clicks around and as usual speculation is mounting for the new flagship smartphones that are due to be introduced, and as the Samsung Galaxy S9 release nears a possible launch date is revealed for the handset.

The annual CES event is currently taking place in Las Vegas and while Samsung never launches its mobile products here President of the company’s mobile division, DJ Koh, has stated the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be launched at a trade show in February.

While not specifically stating this will be at the annual Mobile World Congress beginning on February 26th through to 1st of March, there isn’t any other major trade shows during that month. Of course like any year rumours and images of the upcoming handsets have been flooding the Internet that includes the S9+ having 6GM of RAM.

Other speculation including the image that you can see on this page is suggesting that the screen sizes will be the same as the S8 and S8+ but the device will have slightly smaller bezels so the overall size of the handset will go down a little.

There has been talk that Samsung will be packing the new models with a slightly larger battery, while it seems the S9+ version will come with a dual camera set up that is found on the Galaxy Note 8, and is reported to have been tried out in early prototypes of the S8.

Another welcome feature if true is the repositioning of the fingerprint sensor to the middle of the rear of the smartphone, and that these new devices will be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor that has four cores running at 2.8GHz and four at 1.8GHz.

The faster cores are claimed to offer up to 30% better performance than the current Snapdragon 835, while in other versions of the S9 and S9+ will be the Samsung Exynos 9810 that will support download speeds of 1.2Gbps that is 20% faster than the Galaxy S8.

Storage wise it is expected to have 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and possibly 512GB internally that of course will be expandable further by microSD card. Of course until the handsets are unveiled officially we have to take some rumors with a pinch of salt, but like previous years many do turn out to be true.

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has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.



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