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Samsung Galaxy S9 release date LEAKS – and it’s only a few weeks away | Tech | Life & Style

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date is scheduled for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, sources have revealed.

Dubbed CES, the world renown tradeshow this year runs from January 8th to 12th 2018.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will make their first public appearance during the show, someone briefed on the South Korean company’s plans told VentureBeat.

It’s unclear how much information will be revealed about the next-generation handsets on-stage at CES.

According to VentureBeat, Samsung is still planning to launch the devices in stores across the globe in March.

The Galaxy S9+ is also tipped to include the same dual-camera set-up that debuted with the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year.

The Note 8 included two 12-megapixel cameras, both fitted with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).

There is a wide-angle and telephoto lens, which enables the phone to zoom to 2x without losing quality. It also enables a DSLR-style depth of field effect in portrait photos.

Unlike the Galaxy S9, which is tipped to ship with 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S9+ will boast a slightly beefier 6GB of RAM.

According to reports, the cameras will be aligned vertically on the back of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ so the fingerprint scanner is positioned beneath the lens.

This solves one of our biggest gripes with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which placed the fingerprint scanner ludicrously close to the lens.

Samsung itself included a warning with the default camera app to remind users to keep the lens clean, since smudges can negatively impact picture quality.

Finally, VentureBeat asserts that Samsung will introduce a backward-compatible DeX docking station that keeps the phone, enabling owners to use the display as a touchpad or a virtual keyboard for the desktop apps.

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