Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy S9 handsets in January at the CES show, it has been claimed.
The firm hopes the move, four month earlier than its usual March launches, will help it boost sales against Apple – which usually waits until September to reveal its new handsets.
There are also rumours the firm will use the event to reveal it’s first folding phone.
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GALAXY S9 RUMORS
– No screen fingerprint recognition
– 3.5mm headphone jack
– Dual-lens camera
– Rear camera capable of shooting at 1,000 frames/second
– Modular design
– Neural engine integrated to improve AI capabilities
– Facial recognition
– Two versions – 5.8 inch S9 and 6.2 inch S9 Plus
– Likely to cost between £689 and £779 ($916 to $1,036)
‘Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans,’ said VentureBeat’s Evan Blass.
He claims the two phones are said to be nearly identical in appearance to their predecessors.
Earlier this month Chinese leaker Ice Universe, mysteriously tweeted that the ‘back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot.’
While the leaker doesn’t go into detail about how, Ice Universe has a strong track record for predicting features on Samsung devices.