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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus might be released on March 16

The news arrives from leaker Evan Blass, who also suggests that the devices will go up for pre-order on March 1.
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January 16, 2018
TL;DR
  • The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are being tipped for a release on March 16.
  • This would follow a proposed unveiling on February 26 and pre-orders on March 1.
  • It may be released in South Korea and the US before other markets.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are undoubtedly some of the most anticipated phones on the horizon. We’ve been speculating about them for months already, and an MWC 2018 unveiling in February is looking increasingly likely. Now, we may have the rest of the key release date details in the bag.

According to leaker Evan Blass, citing a C-level executive at a major case maker, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus may be unveiled at MWC and rolled out for pre-order on March 1, before being officially released on March 16.

According to a C-level executive at a major casemaker, the go-to-market schedule for Galaxy S9 / S9+ is as follows:
Launch – 2/26
Pre-orders – 3/1
Ships/releases – 3/16
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 16, 2018

This would roughly match up with previous Galaxy S release dates, seeing an unveiling at Mobile World Congress and a launch in the following weeks. February 26 is a Monday, however, and big announcements tend to happen on the Sunday before the grounds officially open to the public. This could cast doubt on the legitimacy of the claim, but it’s also possible that the executive has simply received information that suggests “the beginning of MWC 2018” as the launch date—which technically would be Monday 26—though it really pertains to the earlier press day.

Meanwhile, Sam Mobile says its sources have also indicated a March 16 release date, though only for the US and/or South Korea, with other markets to follow shortly afterwards.

Either way, it seems like we don’t have much longer to wait now for the next flagship phones from Samsung. For more on what we’ve heard about these devices so far, visit our dedicated Galaxy S9 rumors page at the link.