Contrary to previous rumors, Samsung has just confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will not be unveiled at the ongoing CES 2018 show in Las Vegas.
For weeks, many had been made to believe that Samsung is planning an early launch for the Galaxy S9 and S9+. It was claimed that the Korean tech giant will be at the CES 2018 to tease the two phones ahead of their scheduled release in March, but according to the company’s president of mobile business, DJ Koh, the S9 and S9+ launch will have to wait until the MWC 2018.
An MWC 2018 launch makes perfect sense. Apart from last year, Samsung has often used the annual tech show to unveil its first smartphone flagship of the year. With this confirmation, it shows that the company is back on track. Despite talking up the launch date, Koh did not mention anything about the release date, however, we expect the phone to start selling a couple of weeks later, perhaps in mid-March.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to share the same design with their predecessors, but with a few tweaks here and there. Both phones will keep the same display screen sizes as the S8 and S8+, but the processor on board will be a Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810, 4GB RAM on the S9 and 6GB RAM on the S9+. The latter is also expected to ship with a dual-lens camera and bigger battery. Of course, the pair will be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.