A new Samsung Galaxy phone is incoming. It offers a new, flat-screen design with a super-sized 6.3-inch screen, an overclocked processor, and a new dual camera system perhaps taken from the S9+.
The phone, model number SM-G8850, is an upgraded China-specific Samsung Galaxy S9, which was first spotted on China's Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center (TENAA (opens in new tab)) a few weeks back.
And while it had been reported that the new S9 would feature a new flat design, overclocked Exynos 9810 octa-core processor (2.8 GHz), and come installed with dual 12MP rear cameras (the regular S9 only has one), its size had remained unconfirmed, but assumed to be 5.8 inches.
Now, as reported by authoritative Samsung leakster Ice Universe on Twitter (opens in new tab), its true size has been revealed, and it is larger than anyone expected.
Staff's mistakes, all parameters regarding it are wrong, it is 6.3 inches. https://t.co/b7wwUCzW0SApril 13, 2018
Ice Universe has a long history of accurately calling Samsung product details, and this would mean that this new Galaxy smartphone will deliver what is essentially an S9 Plus on steroids – with a bigger, flat screen instead of a curved one, as well as a slightly faster CPU.
This upgraded Galaxy S9 arguably comes at the right time for Samsung, with the competition from Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro handsets, as well as the incoming 2018 iPhone X range of phones, needing to be addressed for it to remain competitive at the top end of the market.
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