Samsung passed up the recent CES 2018 show to announce new flagship smartphones. Though, the two rumored devices, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, are due out soon. The CEO of Samsung Mobile confirmed at last week’s trade show that the company’s next flagship(s) will be unveiled at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, and now we have possible pre-order and release dates.
Rumors and leaks regarding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship(s) are beginning to heat up. Instead of holding a private launch event, so it seems, Samsung will introduce the handsets at MWC 2018 in late February. The news was confirmed by both the company’s CEO of Mobile, and now famous leaker Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks on Twitter. Blass states that both a Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will unfold on February 26, day one of MWC 2018.
Blass retrieved the news from a “C-level executive at a major casemaker.” According to the unidentified person, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be available to pre-order shortly after the big unveiling, beginning March 1. The handsets will hit shelves and begin shipping globally on March 16. The latter two dates have not been confirmed yet, so do hold your horse on those.
No additional information was mentioned, other than that there will be two devices, a Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. This was already expected, given that 2017 brought a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Hopefully the two will share many of the same specifications and come with a less-oddly placed fingerprint reader.
SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]