NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Attendees use the new Samsung Galaxy S8 at the launch event, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Following the recall and discontinuation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is the new flagship smartphone for Samsung. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Attendees use the new Samsung Galaxy S8 at the launch event, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Following the recall and discontinuation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is the new flagship smartphone for Samsung. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A new leak has suggested the South-Korean’s smartphone firm; Samsung’s next flagship will be USD$140 higher than its predecessors; the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Make the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ the most expensive phablets in the s-series naming scheme. Considering earlier reports that stated Samsung was bringing an end to the s-series naming series.

However, there was no comment/mention so far on a rough price bracket for the global market –  even from Samsung itself, with the two models lined up for the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona this month.

A report by TechRadar cites sources in the UK mobile phone deals industry regarding the pricing of the upcoming Galaxy S9 duo. Claims that the two phones will be GBP100 (roughly USD$140 or UGX 506,000) more expensive than the predecessors. It further stated that the Galaxy S9 will be priced at USD$850 while Galaxy S9+ might come in at a starting price of USD$950 in the US.

There were no reports for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ global pricing yet.

However, the reason for the hike in the price isn’t known as yet. According to Gadgets 360, it could be as a result of an anticipated major camera upgrade. While other reports claim it might be because of Apple’s new pricing strategy with the USD$999 for the iPhone X.

Samsung galaxy rumored specs

Notably, as we wait for the launch, here’s what we know so far – concerning the specification.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and  S9+ are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US and China, and a Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC in other international markets. Meanwhile Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. was reportedly said to be ditching Qualcomm for Intel Modems for its upcoming iPhones.

The duo will sport 4GB RAM, and the Galaxy S9+ might bear 6GB RAM as well, 512GB internal storage thanks to the newly unveiled eUFS solution. Upgraded cameras, a vertical placement of the fingerprint sensor. Android Oreo with a new version of its TouchWiz UX. Backed with a 3,500mAh battery same as its predecessor.