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It's official: Samsung has said that the Galaxy S9 that appears at CES 2018 is "unlikely". That means fans will have to wait a little longer to see the next Galaxy flagship.
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The word in town is that the highly anticipated Galaxy S9 will open in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, but that may not be the case at all.
Coming directly from the horse's mouth, Samsung says it is "unlikely".
Galaxy S9 does not show up
Speaking to the Korea Herald, the South Korean brand clarified rumors that it is going to reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018.
This comes immediately after speculation that Samsung will show the next Galaxy flagship in the big event to face face to face with Apple's iPhone X.
Galaxy S9 release date?
Based on the company's release history, it is likely that it will eliminate the Galaxy S9 in February at the Mobile World Congress 2018 or in March at its launch event.
As evidence of this, the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 were revealed at the MWC, while the Galaxy S8 was presented by Samsung event in New York.
That's also what industry observers believe, according to the Korea Herald.
For the record, the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S8 were launched in April, and the Galaxy S7 launched in March. That means the Galaxy S9 can reach the shelves during one of those months in 2018, but that's just a mere conjecture right now.
Now it's worth mentioning that if the smartphone maker decides to go with a February event, then the Galaxy The S9 submission date is likely February 25 since the MWC starts on February 26 and Samsung usually unwind your phones a day early.
Rumors of Galaxy S9
Rumors say that the Galaxy S9 will not be a dramatic update of the Galaxy S8 and that it will have a similar design and offer more or less the same specifications.
Of course, improvements are expected here and there, including a Snapdragon 845 or an Exynos 9810 under the hood. In addition, it is said to have a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, a fairly large increase of 84 percent on the Galaxy S8.
In an interesting note, the screen of the Galaxy S9 supposedly measures 5.8 inches, while the screen of the Galaxy S9 Plus to 6.2 inches. However, it is said that the Galaxy S9 Mini variant is on the cards and offers a state of less than 5 inches.
The Galaxy S9 also speculates that it has a fingerprint scanner under the screen, a feature that was supposed to be in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 until Samsung encountered some problems in its development. From the point of view of things, they will not be solved in time for the new Galaxy flagship.
"It is very unlikely that the Galaxy S9 has a fingerprint scanner on the screen since the technical challenges have not yet been addressed." a "familiar source with the matter," he told the Korea Herald.
Having said that, Samsung is working on a new security measure: palm scanning. However, since it seems to be still in its early stages of development, it will not be a main feature in the short term.
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