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Samsung showed its foldable smartphone privately at CES 2018

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Company mobile business head DJ Koh hinted that the purported launch date for the foldable phone, nicknamed Galaxy X, is now 2019 instead of his earlier statement pointing for 2018 launch.

The authenticity of an image of the Galaxy S9 box has not been confirmed by Samsung, which did not respond to enquiries, but appears to be real. The upcoming Galaxy S9 will support Iris scanner for unlocking the phone, and wireless charging.

The leaked photo indicates that Samsung is going with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S9. It will have two apertures: f/1.5 and f/2.4, suggesting that the camera could switch apertures depending on lighting conditions. But the South Korean giant is also said to have showcased the fold-in and fold-out design of the new foldable smartphone to select clients. Then, we have "Super Slow-mo", which reaffirms rumors that Samsung might be answering Sony's own 960 FPS slow-motion mode. We saw this tech before in Samsung's W2018 flip phone so it would make sense to see it trickle into the company's flagship smartphone line.

The company had previously announced that its Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 series will end on Monday, Jan. 15, which means that this new beta that rolled out is likely the last. There's been speculation the S9 could have iPhone X-like face authentication and possibly another take on animated emojis, because Samsung's latest Exynos 9810 smartphone chip is geared for that kind of thing. Further, the speakers (as are the earphones) are mentioned to have been tuned by AKG. And as for the front camera, the Galaxy S9 is getting an 8MP shooter, which is the same pixel count as its predecessor. However, this may not strictly be true after all since the phone's retail box has gotten leaked and revealed some pretty intriguing information. Samsung Display has been working on development of in-folding panel with a goal of making this panel so durable that it will not have any problems even if it is folded and unfolded repeatedly for more than 200,000 times.

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