Samsung makes the Galaxy S9 name official, tips 'camera and Bixby' as defining features
Samsung all but confirmed that February 25th announcement of the Galaxy S9, as it used the name in an official presser statement, and said to expect "upcoming release of the Galaxy flagship, which will launch next month."
By launch here it most likely mean the unveiling presentation that it will hold the last Sunday of February, for which it already sent us invitations, rather than the actual release date, which all indications show will be in mid-March. The official confirmation of the Galaxy S9 naming scheme was dropped as a casual forecast for increase in Q1 sales, tucked in the beginning of its annual financial results and strategy press release, in which it boasted record 2017 profit.
In the first quarter, the company expects the mobile business to improve its earnings, led by an increase in sales of flagship products with the launch of Galaxy S9," chirps Samsung there, not even trying to hide what it has up its sleeve for us this spring season."
In addition, it tips that the new crop of high-end handsets coming our way will have "differentiating core features and services, such as the camera and Bixby," perhaps referring to the expected new variable aperture camera kit on the S9 and S9+. These won't be the only "Camera. Reimagined" upgrades it has prepped for us, though, as a leaked Galaxy S9 box hints at Super slow-mo, while the S9+ is expected to be the first handset in the premium Galaxy S lineup with a dual camera. We can't wait.