It has been just a few months since the Galaxy S8 was launched, but zealous Galaxy fans are already looking forward to getting their hands on the Galaxy S9, which according to a report from TheInquirer, is already in the works.

Apparently, they did some investigation regarding the purported Galaxy S-branded smartphone called the Galaxy S9. Here's a roundup of everything the website was able to bring to light.

Specifications

On the specifications front, the Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch /6.2-inch QHD+Super AMOLED curved display with 570ppi / 529ppi.

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The device will come running on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Under the hood, the S9 will pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for the US version and Samsung Exynos for the UK version. It will come with Cat 18 LTE support with 1.2Gbps download speeds.

The Galaxy S8's rumored successor will feature a fingerprint scanner, which will be embedded into the display. In terms of photography, it will boast a dual rear-facing camera. Additionally, the tablet will have a dedicated button for Bixby AI assistant. It will also have USB-C (USB connector system).

Release date

The internet is brimming with all sorts of reports that suggest Samsung is ready to kick off production of the Galaxy S9, along with its larger variant, the Galaxy S9 Plus this year. If these reports are anything to go by, the handsets will be released earlier in the year than its predecessor.

There's also a possibility that the South Korean tech giant could be gearing up for a launch at next year's MWC (Mobile World Congress). On top of that, multiple sources seem to claim that the displays are likely to arrive next month.

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If these speculations proved to be true, the final delivery date could coincide with previous timings i.e. January.

Price

Details about the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus' price are few and far between. However, if Samsung does not deviate from its price pattern, the handsets could sell for about £689 (about $915), while the SIM-free version could fetch £779 (about $1034).

Other details

It is thought that Samsung will adopt a Face ID tech just like the iPhone X on the Galaxy S9 series phones. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus both come with built-in iris scanners. The latest shred of information out of China indicates that the front camera of Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone will have a 3D sensor to offer advanced facial recognition functionality.

It remains to be seen whether or not the company will also get rid of the fingerprint scanner found on existing models. Moreover, Samsung has acquired the first rights to Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 845 CPU, according to a tweet from Elder Murtazin.

The Russian tipster also confirmed that the first production run of the upcoming SD chipset will be sold exclusively to Samsung, while other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) will be able to get their hands on the SD 845 at a later date.

Despite latest reports mentioned by TechRadar that hint at an imminent arrival of the Galaxy S9, smartphone junkies are advised to take these speculations with a grain of salt since nothing is set in stone yet. Watch this space for more Samsung Galaxy S series related news and updates.