Samsung will unveil its first flagship smartphone on 2018, the Galaxy S9 at the Mobile World Congress event in February 2018. While many fans were disappointed that they couldn't even catch a glimpse of the flagship smartphone at CES, they now at least have a date to look forward to.
According to a report by ZDNet, DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business confirmed the approximate launch date of the smartphone.
Now since the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is slated to take place from 26 February to 1 March in 2018, Samsung’s first flagship of the year is going to launch somewhere in between these dates. MWC will take place in Barcelona, Spain.
Following the precedent set by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the South Korean giant is likely to launch both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus in February.
And according to a previous report, it has been speculated that the smartphone will come with a major hardware update in its camera department. Leaks show that Samsung may use a single camera unit instead of a dual one, which might not be so bad given Google's portrait mode breakthrough that only uses a single camera. Apart from this, other leaks say that the phone might come with a fingerprint reader under the edge-to-edge display.
With the recent announcement of the Exynos 9810 SoC, we're hopeful that the launch won't be delayed this year.