It comes directly from Samsung's mobile business chief DJ Koh. It will be an Amazon India exclusive, something we knew since the smartphone was first teased for the country last week. The only explicitly mobile news from Samsung at CES was the announcement of the Exynos 9810 ARM system-on-a-chip (SoC), which will probably debut in the international version of the Galaxy S9 (the US version will have an updated Snapdragon chip). What would set the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ apart though would be the fact that Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in March with the phones going on sale from April.
The plan is said to be for a smartphone that unfolds into a 7.3-inch tablet.
The Bixby smart assistant will receive a significant upgrade later this year and Samsung wantsall of its devices to support the technology by 2020. The device is targeted to millennials who are more likely to buy it online. If true, it might come a surprise for Samsung fans as the company has already entered the dual-rear camera bandwagon this year with the Galaxy Note 8.
The company has teased a foldable phone with a flexible screen several times, leading fans to dub the mystery device 'Galaxy X'.
Samsung has delivered a worthy contender in the upper mid-range flagship category. Are we actually okay with the dawn of bezel-less displays that we could actually really, really wait for the foldable tech?
Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor 101 Claims that Samsung has developed a firm Schedule to begin manufacturing a Super-Premium Foldable Smartphone". The Galaxy S9 will have a single rear camera setup while the S9 Plus will have a dual rear camera setup.
Connectivity features of the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v5, NFC and USB Type-C.
Koh said in a statement that, "Many companies have AI competence, but not many have hardware competence". Koh said the release dates for the new handsets would be announced next month.