Samsung has just confirmed what we had been suspecting for some time now: that the 2018 flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the S9+, will release at the MWC 2018. We have reported how the devices had cleared the necessary FCC certification which clears the decks for the launch. We have also reported how the devices would enter mass production in January to precede a wider release in March.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are the successors to the Galaxy S8 range which was pretty successful globally. ZDNet reported today that Samsung has confirmed that the sale date will be made public at the MWC 2018 to be held in February. The Mobile World Congress or MWC is officially one of the largest technological exhibitions in the world.
We believe that Samsung will announce two different variants of the Galaxy S9 and the S9+. Previously, we believed that the South Korean behemoth would launch the devices at the CES 2018. That, however, has been proven to be inaccurate and the media in Samsung’s native country was speculating a launch date of the Galaxy S9 on February 26, the day the MWC 2018 kicks off. It seems that there was some method behind the intense speculation.
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 range will have to compete against the likes of the Apple iPhone X and the new kid on the block, the OnePlus 5T. These will also be some of the most powerful devices to have ever been launched. For example, the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC or the natively developed Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC while running Android 8.0 Oreo right out-of-the-box. We had spotted one such example on GeekBench. The price tags are yet to be made public, however, and we ask you to stick with us for more details.