The reports of Galaxy S9 appearing at CES 2018 have not proven true as the main highlight of the event was the showcasing of first in-built fingerprint scanning smartphone by Vivo.
However, as another report claimed earlier, the South Korean tech giant has now confirmed the launch its upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 due to happen from February 26 to March 1.
It was DJ Koh, Chief of Samsung Mobile Division, who confirmed company’s plan while addressing a press conference at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be launched at MWC 2018 in February.
He further revealed that Bixby 2.0 will also be released later this year and affirmed that the upgraded virtual assistant will be supported by all Samsung devices by 2020. He added:
Many companies have AI competence, but not many have hardware competence. We started a little later [than others] but we are confident in offering the best experience for consumers.
Apparently, he was pointing to Huawei here which has been boasting its recent flagship series to have AI-powered chips.
Just to sum up the information we have so far, the Galaxy S9 is rumoured to feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display. The smartphone will also feature Samsung’s latest Exynos 9810 chipsets that hints towards the possibility of iPhone X-like features in the Galaxy S9 including FaceID and Animojis. While the rumors about the Galaxy S9 featuring a 512GB of internal memory are also on the rise; we hope there is truth to these rumors.
Expected Release Date
Although an exact release date of upcoming flagship device is still unknown but history suggests that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ would go on sale somewhere in late March or early April, though. As Samsung unveiled the current Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at its own “Galaxy Unpacked Event” in March last year before putting the phones on sale in April last year.