We previously reported here that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship would be unveiled at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain as opposed to CES 2018, which has now passed. Now, the Unpacked 2018 event has been confirmed by the tech giant to happen on February 25, one day prior to the start of the week-long trade show.
The Korean Electronics giant confirmed the news via Twitter that February 25 will be the date of its next big unveiling. We’re expecting two marginal Galaxy S8 successors, a Galaxy S9 and a Galaxy S9+. A new ‘DeX Pad‘ could also be announced at the event alongside a new Gear VR headset. In recent years, Samsung has held its own private Unpacked event for its larger phone launches, but the company will return to old times with the upcoming Galaxy S9 launch this time around. This surprises us since many other companies will be there, and as of now we have no explanation as to why Samsung elected for this.
Along with the confirmation details, Samsung revealed its first teaser video of the upcoming smartphones models. We see the number 9 in Purple, with addition to the tagline “The Camera, Reimagined.” It sounds like Samsung is flaunting an improved camera, though we don’t exactly know the changes we’re in store for just yet that will make us “Reimagine.” While optical upgrades are definitely welcome, I was hoping to learn a bit more from the teaser. Perhaps there will be more snapshots like this to come.
Shipment of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ worldwide could begin March 16, with March 1 being the day pre-orders will start. This is a bit earlier than usual. Expect all eyes to be on Samsung as MWC 2018 begins. Let’s see if the company comes back with another impressive flagship smartphone to start off 2018.
Droid Turf will have all the coverage for you out of Unpacked 2018 and MWC 2018, as well as everything leading up to then. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information and leaks as time goes along. Let us know what you want to see in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ down in the comments.
SOURCE [Samsung Mobile on Twitter]