The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will be announced in just a few months, but they'll look almost identical to their predecessors.
As reported by technology blog BGR, insiders claim that the Korean tech giant isn't planning to unveil a radically different flagship smartphone next year.
While that may be the case, both smartphones will differ in features, and the larger handset is likely to be the more powerful option. This is something that may upset Samsung fans.
Samsung, the insiders claim, is struggling to keep up with Apple in terms of the success of its recent iPhones. And it may begin falling behind its American rival.
The company has been accused of copying the iPhone in the past, but yesterday's report suggests that the firm needed over a year to catch up with Apple.
In the past, the company has announced a miniature version of its flagship offering, but it's tended to come with the same capabilities. Looking to make more money, this is set to change.
Although Samsung remains tight-lipped on the S9 and S9 Plus, a plethora of rumours have already hit the web. Evan Bass has covered many of them on VentureBeat.
He claims that the larger S9 will come with the biggest changes, in particular a dual lens camera on the back and beefed up RAM. The smaller handset won't see many changes to its camera.
Samsung hasn't been successful in implementing a dual-lens camera set-up in its smartphones as of yet, despite 2016's iPhone 7 having such a feature.
Plus, some people are accusing Samsung of trying to raise its prices. It's likely that when the S9 Plus launches, it'll be a lot more expensive than the ordinary S9.
That said, while Apple has opted to get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack in its smartphones, Samsung is expected to keep it. This could convince previous iPhone users to switch to the handset.
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