Galaxy S9 to build on S8, make CES cameo – report

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (review) is one of the best all-round smartphones of 2017, offering an excellent camera, top-notch screen and water-resistance (just don’t mention the fingerprint scanner).

The phone also stood out thanks to its high screen/body ratio, featuring those tiny borders popularised by Xiaomi’s Mi Mix.

Now, Venturebeat and Evan Blass report that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are set to be an iterative upgrade, currently codenamed Star 1 and Star 2.

They’re “nearly identical” to this year’s flagships, featuring the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved screen designs (headphone jacks are expected to stay).

However, the S9+ is expected to pack a number of upgrades over the S9, including more RAM (6GB) and a Note 8-style dual-camera setup. Both phones are expected to pack the fingerprint scanner below the camera, the serial leaker adds.

Blass says the new handsets will make an appearance of some kind at January’s CES expo in Las Vegas.

Interestingly enough, a new DeX dock is also in the works, according to Venturebeat and Blass. The dock will apparently allow the phone to lay flat, enabling its use as a touchpad or keyboard.



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