Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January

Leaked press render of Samsung Galaxy S9

You can read The Telegraph's review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 here, which describes it as "almost inarguably the best-looking phone ever made" and "a brilliantly-designed phone that sets a new standard for what phones should look like in 2017".

Rumours surrounding when we'll see the Galaxy S9 announced fluctuate between January and just prior to Mobile World Congress.

Samsung's Dex dock is also expected to get an upgrade, now featuring a flat configuration allowing users to use the screen as a mousepad or keyboard. This new leak adds to the decent amount of reliable information we already have on what we can expect from the upcoming phone. Depending on market, the Samsung Galaxy S9 series should be powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, or Samsung's own Exynos 9810. This further clarifies why the benchmarked S9 only sported 4GB of RAM. But according to multiple semi-reliable inside sources, the Galaxy S9 should at least position the biometric sensor a little more wisely and conveniently than its predecessor.

The design of the phones rear camera setup will change with a vertical mounting that will place the fingerprint sensor below the cameras. Blass assures us that the Galaxy S9 is definitely a "tock".

The S9/S9+, known internally at Samsung as Star 1 & Star 2 - will be launched as the SM-G960 and SM-G965. Firstly, the renders are obtained by BGR, and the publication claims that a case maker Ghostek created the renders. At least we'll see the smartphone a lot sooner than we had expected based on previous release schedules.