Thursday in CE: Sonos Hyperspecific Sale is Direct Jab at Apple
It wouldn't be an Apple release without a little bit of drama.
For a limited time, Sonos is offering a deal to buy two Sonos One smart speakers for just $349 - or the price of one Apple HomePod. The discount comes to about $50 as the Sonos One usually retails at $199. The discount comes just weeks ahead of the HomePod's slated February 9th release and is obviously a response to the release of the Apple's new smart speaker.
The kicker, of course, is that Sonos is going to remain assistant agnostic. Right now, it only has Alexa but is expected to have support for both Google and Apple's digital helpers. The Sonos One has the same ambient microphone and it's no secret that Sonos makes a damn good speaker that shouldn't have any problem squaring up to whatever sound Apple can produce.
Sonos has made something like a two for one deal on HomePod, except you get subjectively better sound quality and more assistants packed in.
Placed just days before Mobile World Congress, Samsung's keynote will come out of the gate swinging with what will probably be the flashiest Android on the market.
The schematic of the Galaxy S9 shows what looks like a single camera setup on the back, with a fingerprint sensor below it. The Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, appears to have a dual camera setup. A listing of cases for the Galaxy S9+ has also emerged, once again hinting at the dual camera setup.
A few images posted by Slashleaks contributor Zyad Atef on Twitter show what are supposedly schematic diagrams of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Talking about the rear schematic of the Galaxy S9, as we mentioned, it shows a small camera module that points towards a single lens setup. Additionally, there is apparently a fingerprint sensor under the lens.
On the right side of the camera might be where the LED flash and heart rate sensor will be housed. Moving to the rear schematic of the Galaxy S9+, most of the design is similar (to the Galaxy S9 schematic) except for the new vertical dual camera setup, which looks bigger than the one on the Galaxy S9. Both schematics are in sync with the information we have received from rumors and previous listings.
The front of both the phones looks similar to the front camera, sensors, and earpiece located on top. Previous reports have claimed that the Galaxy S9 might have an iris scanner integrated into the front camera and the Galaxy S9+ might sport a separate one.
Much like earlier listings from Ghostek, PoeticCases has listed new cases for the Galaxy S9+. These listings also show renders with the rumored dual camera setup. The cases are seen in three models - Guardian, Revolution, and Affinity. All three models show an expected pre-order date of March 1, 2018.