Samsung sends out invitations to media for Galaxy S9 unveiling on February 25th


It's getting closer, which means it is getting real. Samsung today sent out press invitations for the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which will take place during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 25th. That is the day before the MWC trade show in Barcelona begins, traditionally when Samsung would unveil its new flagship models. However, last year Samsung pushed back the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 until March.

This year, it appears that Sammy is reverting back to its old time schedule. The invitations, which don't mention the Galaxy S9 precisely, show a big purple 9 with the words "The Camera" to the left of the numeral, and the word "Reimagined" right in the middle of the circle that lies on the top of the number 9. And yes, there are some major improvements to the handset's cameras. One new feature, called variable aperture, will allow the user to switch the 12MP rear camera between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending on the situation. The camera also will be able to shoot super slo-mo videos at 480fps at a 1080p FHD resolution. That tops last year's models which recorded slo-mo in 240fps at 720p HD.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are both expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset mobile platform. The former will carry a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, while the latter will be equipped with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will contain a 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery, respectively.

If you want to start your own countdown, we are 32 days away from the unveiling of Samsung's 2018 flagship phones. The clock is ticking.

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'm so excited. I'm confident about the picture quality of the S9. What I want the most is the stereo speakers setup. Hope the rumors are true.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I will jump on it if it’s flat edge to edge like the Essential phone.

5. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

S9 Active for you :)

7. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Since you mentioned it, I am also expecting an s9 active international version.

8. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I want s9 and the essential phone 2 to have that google pixel camera quality. Have to wait 32 days if our expectations will be satisifed.

9. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Just use loca glue to glue on your screen protector

6. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Let the popcorn throwing begin.

11. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Let’s hope they’ve finally decided to give customers a better OS.

12. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Time to get off the internet, samsung has the best skin

15. Rager722 unregistered

I used to hate Samsung skin and was a huge HTC fan but ever since the S7, their skin has improved so much and I have to say is a nice UI now. And this is coming from a once Samsung hater. I now own a S7 and is waiting for the S9.. There is still some bloatware that I don't use but it's much improved now

13. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Samsung will leapfrog competitors in camera department this year ...

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung is about to kill it...Note 9 cometh.

19. Poptart2828

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I'll pass on the Samsung this year. Last year the s8 laggy ui left a bad impression on me. Had high hopes for it but had to return it for an LG G6 instead.

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