Rumour: Samsung will show off Galaxy S9 at CES 2018

Alex Kidman 23 November 2017

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Samsung may also differentiate the S9 and S9+ on camera and memory.

With the end of the year approaching, the consumer technology world is looking ahead to the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas. That kicks off on 8 January 2018, and according to VentureBeat, alongside an expected array of Bixby-powered smart devices and television upgrades, Samsung may also be giving a sneak peek at its next Galaxy phones, specifically the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

The report states that while Samsung will stick to the same sizes for the "infinity display" found on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as were found on the existing Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ handsets, it will drop the otherwise nearly standard feature set found between the two handsets.

The Galaxy S8+ did feature a larger battery than the S8, but for the S9, the rumours suggest that only the Galaxy S9+ will feature dual cameras, similar to the existing Galaxy Note 8. It's also tipped to get a RAM boost up to 6GB, while the Galaxy S9 will have 4GB. Both are expected to come in variants with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or an equivalent Exynos model depending on the market. Based on prior history, we'll probably see the Exynos models here in Australia.

Samsung had previously announced that it would also bring a "foldable" smartphone to market in 2018, with some suggesting that the so-called "Galaxy X" may also be teased at CES 2018.

Samsung runs second only to Apple when it comes to rumours circling around its handsets, but it's not actually that long to wait until CES 2018 kicks off, so we should see how accurate this particular rumour is quite soon.

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