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Samsung will reportedly announce the Galaxy S9 in February

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Expected to be a more iterative upgrade

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Samsung is reportedly planning to announce its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, in February, according to a report from Bloomberg, with the phones launching as early as March.

If true, it’d be one of the earliest announcements for a new model of Samsung’s main Galaxy line, which have typically been announced in March and released in April in years past. As was rumored earlier, the S9 and the accompanying S9 Plus will be more of an iterative update than the drastic redesign of the S8, with VentureBeat’s Evan Blass claiming that the devices will see faster processors in the form of the recently announced Snapdragon 845, along with updated cameras.

The S9 was rumored to make an early appearance at CES in January, but later reports cast doubt on that occurring. However, a full February reveal would splits the difference between the early CES showing and the usual March unveiling.