Samsung May Announce The Galaxy S9 At the Mobile World Congress
In 2017, Samsung broke with tradition by not announcing the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress. However, a recent report from the Bell indicates that Samsung will return to the MWC next year to reveal the Galaxy S9. This news comes from a leaked document so the document’s accuracy cannot be verified though it does track with Samsung’s history.
Originally, it was reported that Samsung would announce its next line of flagship phones at CES in January. The early announcement was intended to help compete with the iPhone X, but Samsung has apparently decided such a move was not necessary. Sales of the S8 have remained strong throughout the year so the company feels confident that it can wait a few months as the threat from Apple isn’t as pressing as was originally believed.
In terms of an actual announcement date, the source says that the phone will be revealed on February 27. However, that is based on South Korean local time which is a day ahead of Spain where the MWC is being held. In all likelihood, we will see the S9 revealed on February 26.
In terms of design and features, nothing has been confirmed yet, but recently leaked renders suggest that Samsung is going to stick with the design pioneered by the S8. Considering the fact that the S8 is still one of the best-looking smartphones on the market, we’re not too bothered by this decision. Not every year, needs to see a reinvention of the wheel. Apple’s iPhone line, for instance, found a lot of success by making evolutionary adjustments rather than revolutionary ones. The iPhone X was a major redesign, but we doubt the company has one planned for next year.
Regardless, we should know more in the coming months when Samsung unveils the S9 to the world.
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