Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, iterative upgrades, will make a cameo at CES

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Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans, with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ scheduled to make their first public appearance at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Although some of the details of the new models were shared with VentureBeat, it’s not clear how much information about the devices will be revealed at CES. Samsung is still apparently holding an official launch event in March, as it did this past year for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The two phones are said to be nearly identical in appearance to their predecessors — to borrow a term, this will clearly be a “tock” model year. (The “tick tock” dynamic has primarily been used to describe Apple’s habit of alternating between significant iPhone redesigns one year and component upgrades the next. Samsung seems to have fallen into the same pattern, as evidenced by the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7.)