Galaxy S9 and S9

Galaxy S9 and S9

We won't see another smartphone in 2017, but there's always news and leaks about what's coming next. There's also reliable information that suggests that the phone will be powered by Samsung's next-generation Exynos 9810 processor, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in a few different areas like the United States.

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A recent note by KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed the presence of a rear-facing dual camera setup on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9.

Lastly, both devices are expected to keep the headphone jack, which is unheard of in new flagship phones. But according to multiple semi-reliable inside sources, the Galaxy S9 should at least position the biometric sensor a little more wisely and conveniently than its predecessor. Look, I'm not saying that that won't happen, it's just that every year we get a rumor around CES and the next Galaxy, yet I don't know that Samsung has ever mentioned a new Galaxy phone at CES.

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Samsung has typically released phones in a "tick-tock" schedule, with each "tick" being a nominal upgrade or streamlining of existing technology, and every "tock" a major release.

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The tipsters go on to state that Samsung is referring to the S9 phones as the Star 1 and Star 2, each with the model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965.

We're no longer expecting an on-screen fingerprint sensor because the company has stopped pushing for it.