CES 2018: Samsung Plans To Launch Galaxy S9 at MWC Next Month

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | January 11, 2018 - 05:20 PM |
Tagged: snapdragon 845, Samsung, MWC, galaxy s9, galaxy, exynos 9810, CES 2018, CES

Samsung confirmed to ZDNet at CES that it plans to launch its new flagship Galaxy S smartphone at Mobile World Congress next month. The company has managed to keep a tight lid on the new devices, which are expected to be named the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, with surprisingly few leaks. Samsung will reportedly show off the smartphone and announce the official specifications along with the release date and pricing information at its MWC keynote event.

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Thanks to the rumor mill, there are potential specifications floating about with a few conflicting bits of information particularly where the fingerprint scanner is concerned. Looking around there seems to be several corroborated (but still rumored) specifications on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Allegedly the Galaxy smartphones will feature curved Super AMOLED displays with QHD+ (3200x1800) resolutions measuring 5.8" on the Galaxy S9 and 6.2" on the Galaxy S9+. Further, Smasung is equipping them with dual rear-facing cameras, USB-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. There are conflicting rumors on the fingerprint scanner with some rumors stating it will feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display while other rumors claim that Samsung ran into issues and instead opted for a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Internally, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the US and Samsung's own Exynos 9810 SoC outside of the US. Cat 18 LTE support is present in either case with faster than gigabit download speeds possible (though less in real world situations). The Galaxy S9 will allegedly be offered with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB of 128GB of storage while the S9+ will have 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal flash storage.

In any case, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are set to be powerhouses with the latest SoCs and (hopefully) large batteries for those infinity displays! It seems that we will have to wait another month for official information, but it should be out within the first quarter which is actually pretty fast considering it seems like the Galaxy S8 just came out (although it was actually last March heh). Mobile World Congress 2018 is scheduled from February 26th to March 1st in Barcelona, Spain.

What are your thoughts on the Galaxy S9 rumors so far? Do you plan to upgrade? This year may be the year I upgrade my LG G3 since the display is dying, but we'll see!

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Source: Ars Technica

January 11, 2018 | 11:28 PM - Posted by Howie Doohan (not verified)

Meh, looks like Samsung are doing an Intel with these yearly mediocre improvements. The last good galaxy phone was the Nexus back in 2012.

January 12, 2018 | 10:51 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Agreed about the incremental improvements, which is why when I needed* to get a new phone last year, I looked at older flagship phones and got a brand new unlocked note5. Saved a lot of money and still got a really good phone.

*and by needed, I really mean it, my old xperia z2 had been dropped by my wife a few times which makes it a big headache when having to field a critical support call on my day off.

January 12, 2018 | 12:39 PM - Posted by Randy (not verified)

Maybe it was the network, maybe it was the phone but I dispute heavily that that Nexus in 2012 was a good phone.....a 4G phone that never got a 4G signal in an area saturated in Verizon 4G coverage.....and the battery was garbage.

January 12, 2018 | 03:19 PM - Posted by pacmanfan

Yeah, Galaxy Nexus was a terrible phone, in my experience. Poor reception, buggy CDMA radios (on Sprint anyway), poor update availability, and orphaned by the SoC maker.

January 12, 2018 | 04:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous21e212432134 (not verified)

Spoken with true ignorance

January 12, 2018 | 05:33 AM - Posted by Foobar (not verified)

Now only 1000 dollars!!!! It will die out in two years because you can not swap the battery!!! Then you will buy another you braindead fucktard!!! Profit!!!

My LG G3 is doing fine. No reason to "upgrade"

January 12, 2018 | 01:35 PM - Posted by Murica702

I want one!

January 12, 2018 | 04:57 PM - Posted by DaFoolsEnDatMoneyDonepartedWays (not verified)

Ha Ha, I still have a Samsung ON5 with a replacable battery and all the Android stuff that I can have turned off is turned off. This is because the phone is for Phone Calls and who the hell needs Android/anything. The only reason I have a smartphone is that there where no Flip-Phone options from T-Mobile at the time to replace my Legacy PayGo Flip-Phone when its GSM only radio bands stopped being able to have phone reception in my building.

So the ON5 is set up to act more like a dumb-phone and I do not even have a data plan in the first place. So If the $140 ON5 lasts 2 or 3 years then that's OK because it will probably last more and I have no reason to update anyways because I got the G3/G4 reception and GSM is history mostly anyways so the ON5 will be good for Making and Recieving PHONE Calls.

That's right I have no F--King reason to need anything other than a cell phone to, get this, make and recieve phone calls! Ha ha ha, all the fools that are spending all their cash updating and it's really only about the phone calls for me so who needs that updating.

January 12, 2018 | 05:58 PM - Posted by Randy (not verified)

Ok so you aren't the market this phone is targeting......here's your cookie.

January 12, 2018 | 09:07 PM - Posted by ButYourSwifeNeedsOne (not verified)

But your Swife(Sister Wife) wants the latest Cletus!

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