A number of months in the past, rumors had been floating round that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy S9 – or at the very least tease it – throughout CES. Two days into the occasion, it’s clear that’s not the case; Samsung cell chief DJ Koh confirmed the machine would as a substitute be revealed at Cellular World Congress late February, based on ZDNet.
It’s a bit sooner than regular, however no large shock; MWC has usually been the venue for S-series bulletins. The S8 launched in New York march of final 12 months, however maybe Samsung needs to stave off harder competitors from Apple and Google this 12 months.
The telephones are rumored to come back with new processors, even smaller bezels, and fingerprint sensor in an inexpensive location. Nevertheless, those self same rumors counsel sure vital options will likely be unique to the Plus mannequin, together with 6 GB of RAM and twin cameras. As I wrote final month, that might be an unlucky selection – Samsung was the one main producer that didn’t cripple its smaller flagship.
There’s additionally the query of precisely which processor the telephones will likely be utilizing. Historically, Samsung makes use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors within the US, however prefers its personal customized Exynos chips for each different market. The Exynos chips usually carry out just a little higher.
This 12 months, although, the brand new Exynos 9810 additionally has a reasonably large function benefit: the flexibility to report 4K in 120 FPS, in comparison with 60fps on the Snapdragon 845. Which means Samsung might both depart that function out of the US market, or cap FPS on its international telephones.
Neither could be splendid, so maybe Samsung will use the Exynos chip in all markets prefer it did with the Word 5. In any case, it gained’t be for much longer till we discover out.