Samsung pours cold water on Galaxy S9 launch rumours

Samsung has poured a large bucket of water on the smouldering rumours that the Galaxy S9 will be revealed at CES 2018 in January.

The South Korean tech giant apparently told the The Korea Herald that the reveal of its next flagship phone at CES is “unlikely”.

This will be a blow to Samsung fans keen to see how it responds to the iPhone X and whether the Galaxy S9 will be a revolution or evolution on the design of the critically-acclaimed Galaxy S8.

Of course, “unlikely” is not a complete denial of the Galaxy S9 launch window rumours, so Samsung could be using misdirection to keep tech fans on their toes.

But if the Galaxy S9 is not revealed what can we expect to see from Samsung instead? Well there’s likely to be a bevy of new Samsung TVs touting the firm’s QLED technology for a start, and plenty of smart home devices as well – likely making use of Samsung’s SmartThings platform.

However, there’s a chance that the rumoured foldable Galaxy X smartphone could make its debut at CES, with SamMobile expecting such showcases to happen behind closed doors and away from the show floor.

A phone with a foldable, flexible display would certainly be something to inject some innovation into the smartphone world, and would go some way to curtail and disappointment at the Galaxy S9 remaining under wraps.

At the moment all this is just speculation, but rest assured that Trusted Reviews will bring you all the CES 2018 coverage you could wish for in the New Year.

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