Samsung Confirms the Galaxy S9 Will Launch Next Month

By Tom Pritchard on at

2017 is over, and all of the big phone releases have been and gone.They're old news, which means it's time to really start thinking about what's coming up over the next 12 months. There will no doubt be a lot of fancy and expensive phones to enjoy, but it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the first one to arrive.

The news was confirmed by DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division, who told ZDNet that the Galaxy S9 would be revealed at a trade show sometime in February. Seeing as how the only major trade show next month is MWC, that means we'll probably be seeing the phone there. The show kicks off on 26th February, so expect some announcements around then.

It's hardly a surprise that Samsung will be launching then, seeing as how MWC hosted all the big Galaxy S announcements up until last year. The S8 and S8 Plus may have got their own special stand-alone events, but it sounds like Samsung is moving back to what it knows best.

The rumour mill doesn't show off a huge amount of change between the S9 and last year's handsets, but obviously we won't know anything for sure until the actual announcement. If they are to be believed, though, the phone should have an array of upgraded guts and an improved fingerprint sensor that may or may not be embedded in the display. It's probably a bit early to see Samsung's take on Face ID, but seeing as how Iris Scanning has been around for nearly 18 months you can be sure improvements are coming sometime - even if it's not with the S9. [ZDNet via TechRadar]

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