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Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus may come with more options than you could have hoped for

by Sean P. Aune | January 6, 2018January 6, 2018 9:00 am EST

If a new rumor is to be believed, you’re going to have some tough choices to make when picking out your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+.

An unproven source on Chinese social site Weibo – supposedly having spoken to an insider – is claiming that the Galaxy S9 will ship with 4GB of RAM and storage capacity options of 64 and 128GB. Where things get really compelling is the Galaxy S9+.

According to this source, the S9+ will ship with 6GB of RAM, but will offer four capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and a massive 512GB. The largest size will reportedly only be available in select markets and in limited quantities.

We do recommend taking this report with a generous helping of salt, but it isn’t the craziest rumor we’ve ever heard. While more and more phones are relying on cloud storage, and music streaming becomes the go-to option for entertainment, there are still many markets with limited access to such services. Additionally, Samsung is said to be releasing an updated DeX accessory which allows you to use your device as an Android-based computer. If someone was to plan on using that extensively, the additional storage would certainly be welcome.

All reports seem to indicate that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will make their debut sometime around Mobile World Congress when it kicks off in Spain in February. The phones are then expected to go on sale in March around the world. If true, we don’t have long to wait to find out the truth.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...