It’s time to get excited about smartphones again because the new year is just around the corner, and that means Samsung’s next flagship phone — unofficially dubbed the Galaxy S9 — is nearing its official release. Expectations are high for Samsung heading into 2018, and most mobile tech enthusiasts expect the company to introduce a smartphone that blows away its chief rival, the iPhone X. We’re still months away from the Galaxy S9’s official unveiling, but thanks to a steady stream of leaks, there’s a lot of credible information already available.

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