Samsung boss confirms the Galaxy S9 will be introduced in February at MWC 2018

Samsung boss confirms the Galaxy S9 will be introduced in February at MWC 2018

Despite reports claiming Samsung could unveil its upcoming flagship – the Galaxy S9, earlier than expected, DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile business, says otherwise.

During Samsung's CES 2018 press conference, the company's boss confirmed the Galaxy S9 will be officially introduced in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC). It is accustomed to Samsung to announce a new flagship each year the second major trade fair of the year, and 2018 will not be an exception.

Of course, Samsung might have already shown the Galaxy S9 to carriers present at CES, but it only did it behind closed doors, so that doesn't count as an official reveal.

Unlike the Galaxy S8 that was unveiled in March and went on sale one month later, the Galaxy S9 will be announced a bit earlier and, presumably, sales will kick off in March.

If rumors are true, Samsung Galaxy S9 (or Galaxy S9+) could be world's first smartphone to pack 512GB internal memory. However, the South Korean company is still considering whether or not to put so much storage on its flagship.

source: Zdnet via Playfuldroid

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15 Comments

1. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

"If rumors are true, Samsung Galaxy S9 (or Galaxy S9+) could be world's first smartphone to pack 512GB internal memory" Is this even necessary at this point? 256GB native storage along with SD Card support is good enough and cheaper than purchasing a 512GB version of the S9.

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

512GB won't happen. Realistically 256GB and microSD.

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It's another option for those who want it. Not too long ago, people were wondering if 256GB is even necessary in a phone like the Note 8 offered, which I'm currently using in conjunction with a 200GB MicroSD card. I've synced a whole bunch of documents, eBooks, scans, photos, videos, and music from my 512GB Surface Pro 2 to my Note 8. Now using my Note 8 as the central hub for managing contents in specific directories of my Dropbox account (via FolderSync), and will soon start using it to keep track of bills, investements, account statements, pay stubs, etc. Having everything organized locally and readily available at my fingertips really came in handy just recently when I went to renew my passport.

2. mimicryXD

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

So Lg might put SD835 on LGG7 and its gonna be Sony vs Samsung Flagships in MWC this february depends if the sony rumor is true, it might beat galaxy s9 announcement in MWC.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 424; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Unless they update the camera hardware and algorithm then it's Samsung will enjoy the limelight. But then again, Huawei is quite popular outside the US and their P-series is expected to debut as well. HTC should be back in announcing their flagship in the event. Gone are the days when HTC was pitted against Samsung in MWC.

8. tahnik

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

I really hope Sony announces a bezel-less design in MWC. If Samsung put a UI close to stock Android instead of BloatWizard maybe I would give them a try.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1604; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"DJ Koh". So Samsung has a DJ in charge for their phones ? :)

9. Jrod99

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Wow. Early release? Notice some deleted comments here. This article posted by same dude my comment was deleted in old article. Plus my new one was too. Samsung really getting a early start this year if this article is true. Anyone know the commentator here and why they’re unfair with there practices ? Maybe the same dude who post the article? I have seen so many comments that just say “tissue?” and never gets deleted.

15. WingMan unregistered

Jesus can you stop crying in all your posts....

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30481; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 9 will be stunning.

13. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Honestly that's the only reason why I look at the S model. It's a preview of what will be bigger and better on the Note later in the year.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I find the S9 as the S8++. Not very many people who have S8's will upgrade. People with S6's and S7's might find this a worthy upgrade.

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