Considering Galaxy S8 was a good success for Samsung and Note 8 is out on the market, it only makes sense for the company to launch successors to the flagship lineup. There were rumors a month ago that Samsung might be launching the Galaxy S9 on January of 2018, but it looks like it won’t be happening, at least during the CES which will be organized next month.
A South Korean website reported that it is “Unlikely” that the company will be launching the phone on CES. The report also suggested that Samsung’s next phone won’t be coming with an On-Display fingerprint sensor which was highly anticipated.
There have been some leaks about S9 and S9 Plus in past and almost all leaks indicated that the phones will be aesthetically similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Internally, both variants will be upgraded with specs to compete with the competition including faster processors and more than 4GB of RAM. Considering Qualcomm just launched the Snapdragon 845 SoC, we can be sure that Samsung will use it to power the phones.
Apart from that, Samsung may also add 512 GB of onboard storage and a dual camera system just like the recently launched Galaxy Note 8. GPU on the phone will likely be Adreno 630 and it will also have X20 LTE modem for gigabit LTE speed.
Considering Samsung has been beating Apple and most other competitors in terms of design and build of phones, it will be interesting to see how the S9 fares against Apple’s iPhone X.