Samsung is planning to unveil its next-generation Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones in February of 2018, just a few months after the launch of the iPhone X, reports Bloomberg.

The two devices could be introduced as early as late February with a launch following in early March. Last year, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus were unveiled in late March and released in April.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are said to be similar to the current Galaxy models that are available, but with upgraded camera systems.

The two smartphones will likely also include upgraded processors and will continue to offer features like fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, and iris scanning. A feature equivalent to Face ID is not likely to be available, however, as Android manufacturers are further behind on development of 3D facial recognition techniques.

Samsung's upcoming smartphones will directly compete with Apple's latest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X.

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Top Rated Comments

44267547 Avatar
86 months ago
No notch and no protruding rear camera. Already, they're ahead in design.
I'm perfectly willing to accept the notch and protruding camera in place of two years of updates with bloated software on Android. I'm sure the S9 will be a solid device, but Eventually aesthetics wears off, it comes down to the Software experience in the end.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asarien Avatar
86 months ago
No notch and no protruding rear camera. Already, they're ahead in design.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
86 months ago
Yawn.

Wake me when Samsung makes something that isn't a steaming pile of dung supported by a marketing blitz that attacks Apple instead of promoting their own products.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scottsoapbox Avatar
86 months ago
I'm perfectly willing to accept the notch and protruding camera in place of two years of updates with bloated software on Android. I'm sure the S9 will be a solid device, but Eventually aesthetics wears off, it comes down to the Software experience in the end.
People keep citing the software as Apple's advantage, but each year iOS gets buggier and the differences in features between all platforms (mobile and computers) grows smaller.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
86 months ago
At least it still has a headphone jack.
And 1989 has a major sigh of relief over it.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
86 months ago
At least it still has a headphone jack.
You wouldn't know that as of yet, because the S9 hasn't been released.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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