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[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy S9 gets tested on Geekbench: Key features revealed. In Picture: A visitor looks at a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, April 6, 2017. Picture taken on April 6, 2017.REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung's much-awaited flagship Galaxy S9+ has made a stop at a popular benchmarking website revealing its key specifications ahead of its official launch.

Samsung device bearing model number: SM-G965U1, understood to be the Galaxy S9+ variant (unlocked) has scored 2,422 and 8,351 points on single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. This is an impressive feat for an Android phone and also shows that the S9 series is coming with a big upgrade over its popular predecessor Galaxy S8.

In the description, the Galaxy S9+ is shown to run Snapdragon 845 octa-core, Qualcomm's latest and most powerful processor chip to date. It is backed by sumptuous 6GB RAM, 50 percent more capacity than the Galaxy S8.

With such configuration, it will be a tough task for rivals to beat the Galaxy S9 series in 2018.

Recent reports have indicated that Samsung will keep the Galaxy S8 series' visually appealing Infinity Display design in its successor and also increase battery capacity.

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Here's what you need to know about 2018 Android flagship phone

Like the previous years, Samsung Galaxy S9 series is coming in two variants — one a generic 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 (codename: Star 1; model number: SM-G960) and the 6.2-inch S9 Plus (codename: Star 2; model number: SM-G965). Barring the screen sizes, they both will have almost identical design language seen in the S8 series but will have a major bump in terms of internal hardware.

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Word on the street is that the Galaxy S9 series might come with in-display fingerprint sensor developed by Synaptics and improve on the Infinity Display with much thinner bezels compared to the predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 series is expected to come with 10nm class chipsets and depending on the region of sale, they will be offered in Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (in US, China and select countries) or Samsung's Exynos 9810 series (in India, Europe and others). They will be backed by 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage.

There is no word on the Galaxy S9 series' camera MP count, but it is expected to boast a dual-camera setup on the rear with a bigger lens having a wider aperture to offer good quality photos under low-light conditions.

According to some reports, Samsung is also improving its Iris scanner and facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S9 series on par with Apple iPhone X's FaceID feature.

Recent reports have suggested that Samsung will not divert from regular Galaxy S product launch schedule. Like previous years, it is expected to pull the wraps off the Galaxy S9 series in February and release it in the following month.

Reliable reports have confirmed that Galaxy S9 will debut on February 27 and get showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona (February 26-March 1). It is slated to hit stores in mid-March.

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