Bluboo taking fight to Samsung Galaxy S9 with its own S9 in 2018 (Promoted)

If you look back at the top phone brands of the year over the last decade, you’ll no doubt find Samsung’s name high on the list. It seems that in the world of Android, and phones in general, Samsung is the pacesetter for the rest of the industry.

For all that Apple brings about in its new models each year, the truth is that not all of it is new. Some features, as longtime Android fans can attest, are available in other models some generation or two ahead of Apple. Samsung, for its part, has its finger on the pulse of what’s groundbreaking or cool in smartphones. Interestingly enough, Samsung isn’t always first in its efforts, either.

Bluboo, a Chinese phone maker who continues to make inroads against other, bigger names, does a solid job of delivering excellent features ahead of the curve. Moreover, it tends to offer more affordable takes on the same hardware as its competition. Looking ahead to 2018 we see no reason for that to change.

There’s no denying that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the phone to which most are measured. In it’s ninth iteration, it will undoubtedly feature some of the best-in-class hardware for the year.

Not to be outdone, or beaten to the punch, we’re already learning about Bluboo’s next flagship phone, the S9. Thus far the early details suggest the Chinese OEM could deliver quite the punch when it drops its next big thing.

Reportedly set to debut in four colors (Midnight Black, Silver Titanium, Maple Gold, Ocean Blue), the Bluboo S9 will run Android 8.0 Oreo. In terms of displays we should look for a flexible 19:9 OLED unit with a screen:body ratio of 91 percent. In other words, a nearly bezel free edge with the popular infinity design.

As for hardware, we’ve learned the Bluboo S9 should pack a HelioX30 deca-core processor with no less than 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. An 8GB models is also expected for what we assume will be a slight premium.

As for cameras, the early chatter indicates a pair of 16-megapixel Sony lenses on the back, with the front getting a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. We should also look for the facial recognition and fingerprint reader to carry over from the predecessors like the S8 and S8+.

To learn more details about Bluboo’s current products, head to its official website:www.bluboo.hk. Also, be sure to check back here for more information in the run-up to the launch of the Bluboo S9.

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