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Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 to launch in February 2018 (Updated)

The rumored handset is expected to be shown off during Mobile World Congress 2018.

Published onDecember 27, 2017

  • The rumored Samsung Galaxy S9 is said to be launching February 27, on the second day of MWC 2018
  • Despite the speculation, a launch during the first press day on Sunday, February 25, seems more plausible
  • The device is also expected to go on sale in March 2018

Update (12/27): Another report coming out of Korea has again suggested that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will launch slightly earlier than their predecessors. ETNews (via Phone Arena) suggests that Samsung will be in full mass production by the end of January 2017, with a view to announcing both phones in February – likely at MWC 2018 – ahead of a March retail launch.

The report also reaffirms that the Galaxy S9 will come with a single camera unit, while the S9 Plus will sport a dual-camera module.

Update (12/17): Bloomberg is now also reporting that Samsung intends to introduce both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus sometime in late February, ahead of an official sales launch in March. This would again be one month earlier compared to the April 2017 sales launch for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Original story (12/15): Rumors surrounding Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S9, are heating up. Yesterday, we got a look at what might be the final design via a CAD render video, and today we might have learned its launch date.

In a report from Korean news site The Bell (via Ausdroid) it was suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S9 would launch on February 27, 2018. This would coincide with Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, which begins Monday, February 26 for the public, though press events are typically held from the day before; if Samsung is going to launch the new phone at MWC, it seems more likely that it would appear Sunday, February 25.

Regardless, Samsung has shown off several of its Galaxy S smartphones at MWC in the past (despite launching the Galaxy S8 a little after MWC this year), so there’s every chance the S9 could be there next year. What’s more, The Bell suggests that it would go on sale next March instead of during April like the S8 and S8 Plus did earlier this year.

For more on the Samsung Galaxy S9, check out our rumor overview page here. What are your thoughts on the speculation? Let us know in the comments.

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