Samsung allegedly plans to make CES relevant again with this sneak peek

Setting the tech agenda at CES.
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In many ways, these days it seems the annual CES tradeshow in Las Vegas is where consumer tech goes to die. Vibrating smart jeans? Bizarre wearables? Temporary tattoo printers? Check, check, and check. All the biggest names like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have largely abandoned the event as a place for major product reveals in favor of their own press events. 

Samsung, however, might be about to change all that. According to VentureBeat, the South Korea-based manufacturer is set to unveil the latest iteration in its line of Galaxy S smartphones at next year’s CES in just a couple of months. That’s right, this January might bring with it a sneak peek at both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Citing “someone briefed on the company’s plans,” the publication reports that the new phones will share the same Infinity curved Super AMOLED displays as previous models. However, the S9+ is said to have 6GB of ram — whereas the non-plus will have a measly 4GB.

CES knows how to wow.

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What other exciting news is there? For starters, the phones are allegedly keeping the headphone jack. So that’s good. There’s also a rumored second rear camera on the 9+. 

Notably, Samsung is still scheduled to hold a March event that is expected to serve as the phones’ official launch. However, the reported CES teaser — if true — promises to inject a much needed bit of relevancy into the Las Vegas happenings. 

Because while the numerous tech oddities showcased each year at CES are fun, a majority fade into oblivion and have no real impact on the lives of consumers. New smartphones from Samsung would buck that trend, and we couldn’t be happier about it. 

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