Although the Galaxy Note 8 has received a great response, perhaps it isn’t what Samsung thinks will compete with the new iPhone 8. According to The Investor, a popular news site in Korea, the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s next flagship, may get a January release early next year.

According to Caseme report, the Galaxy S9 is widely speculated to be equipped with Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 845 processor, the chipmaker’s first attempt at creating an SoC built on 7nm architecture. Considering that it is a step beyond the Snapdragon 835 in terms of design, the performance of the upcoming processor is believed to be industry-leading. Apart from this, the 7nm architecture also means that the SD 845 would be significantly more power-efficient than the chipmaker’s current flagship.

The Galaxy Note 7 debacle, in which Galaxy Note devices literally blew up in people’s hands, almost took Samsung off the face of the earth, and they lost $5 billion. Samsung erased part of the bad vibes when they released the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last spring.

The Galaxy S9 is where Samsung could prove their innovation. Let’s face it, the iPhone 8 is going to be taking over all the column inches and water cooler talk no matter what for the fourth quarter of 2017. However, the hype will die down after that. Samsung is doing the right thing by unveiling the Galaxy S9 during the first month of the new year. Instead of talking about the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, we will soon be talking about the innovative and groundbreaking features of the Galaxy S9 Plus.

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