Samsung confirms Galaxy S9 will launch on February 25 at MWC 2018

We already knew that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S9 during MWC 2018 in Barcelona thanks to a leak by Evan Blass, with February 26 being given as the actual launch date. That date is technically correct, but only if you live in Seoul, Korea thanks to the time zones involved. If you are in Europe, then the launch event will actually be held on February 25, as confirmed by Samsung itself.

Apart from tagline “The camera. Reimagined’, the invitation doesn’t give too much away at all apart from perhaps alluding to things like variable apertures, which we’ve seen mentioned in previous leaks. The Galaxy S9+ is also believed to feature a dual rear camera setup, probably similar to the one seen on the Galaxy Note 8, albeit with upgraded sensors such as the new ISOCELL sensors that the electronics giant announced earlier this week.

For the moment, it’s just the launch date of February 25 that has been confirmed, the actual time when the Unpacked event will kick off will only be known closer to the date. What it means is that MWC 2018 will start with a bang and it’s totally understandable that both Huawei and LG have refrained from holding launch events at the show this year, despite their unwillingness to go head-to-head with Samsung being a little disappointing. In case you wondered, LG claims to have different reasons for not launching the smartphone formerly known as the G7 at the show. Ahem.

Are you looking forward to the Galaxy S9 launch? Are you planning on upgrading from the Galaxy S8 to the S9? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Samsung (Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).