While Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ was the biggest launch event of MWC 2018, it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that perhaps it wasn’t the most exciting in terms of the handsets themselves. Regardless of how reviewers feel about the Korean company’s somewhat samey follow-up to the Galaxy S8, you can be sure that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will both sell by the boatload. Being able to pre-order the handset almost immediately after the launch will have certainly helped matters, and reports are coming in that units have begun being received, both in the US and in the UK.
Some Sprint users are reporting that their pre-orders have begun shipping, while here in the UK, I can confirm that I have just taken custody of a Galaxy S9+ that was ordered directly from Samsung. So the ball has definitely begun rolling in both the US and the UK with regards to preorders being shipped and or delivered.
As an aside, this is a perfect opportunity to relay to LG that this is how a launch should go by announcing a handset and having preorders go live with a week of the phone being announced, with shipping to start one or even two weeks after that. Unlike LG’s handling of its much-praised V30 smartphone that was announced on August 31st in 2017 that took ages to become available. Anyway, I digress.
Have you received tracking details for your Galaxy S9/S9+ pre-order yet or have you actually taken delivery of the handset? If so, let us know which carrier or retailer you placed the order with so we can update the article accordingly.