Samsung Galaxy S9 could be out in January 2018 with unique features
A report on XDA Developers is quoting sources and says design-wise Samsung will stick with the same concept, which is not surprising. It also adds the Galaxy S9 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Android 8.0 Oreo, which would also be expected. After all, Qualcomm 845 will the next successor to the 835 generation series as has been revealed, and this is Samsung's flagship phone.
Interestingly another report in the Korean media by The Investor claims the Galaxy S9 could launch as early as January and is based on the assembly schedule. It says the OLED panel shipments will start in November, and so there's a chance the phone could launch by the end of January 2018. According to this report, S9 might be in stores by the month of February. This year, Galaxy S8 launched in March.