Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018

Alex Kidman 11 January 2018 NEWS


Samsung's next flagship smartphone will debut at Mobile World Congress in February.

It had been rumoured that Samsung might get a serious jump on its competition by launching the Samsung Galaxy S9 at CES 2018, but those rumours failed to pan out. Samsung instead opted to more fully flesh out its vision for the intelligent internet of things at its CES 2018 launch, alongside the truly mammoth 146-inch "The Wall" television set.

However, according to reports from ZDNet at CES 2018, Samsung will take the more traditional route for its flagship smartphone series, with the formal debut set to take place at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. That's according to DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division.

Samsung has remained relatively tight-lipped about what we'll see in the Samsung Galaxy S9 (and presumed Galaxy S9+). Going on previous tradition, it's likely it will offer two models of the Galaxy S9, one with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 SoC, and one featuring its own new Exynos 9810 SoC. If past trends are anything to go on, it's the latter model that we're likely to see in Australia.

Rumours suggest that the Galaxy S9 won't see a radical reinvention of the existing "infinity display" style of the Galaxy S8, although it should see dual lens cameras a la the Galaxy Note 8, and may see the fingerprint sensor rolled down a little lower on the rear of the handset and away from the camera lenses.

Finder will be reporting live from MWC 2018 in February, so stay tuned for all the latest news on the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Alex Kidman travelled to CES 2018 as a guest of Samsung.

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