Samsung could announce the Galaxy S9 ahead of Mobile World Congress

Samsung could announce the Galaxy S9 – and Galaxy S9 Plus – ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, with some iPhone X “tricks” in tow, according to esteemed Italian tipster Ricciolo.

This information corroborates a recent report from an extremely reliable Weibo tipster, who operates under the handle Ice Universe, claiming that the Galaxy S9 could enter mass production as soon as next month.

It’s thought that Samsung brought the release of its next flagship smartphone forward to put it in a better position to compete with Apple’s OLED-toting iPhone X, which retails for an eye-watering £999 in the United Kingdom.

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Ricciolo believes that the firm is hoping to win over Apple’s potential customers by offering some of the iPhone X’s most appealing features – Animoji and Face ID, for example – at a significantly cheaper price.

The Galaxy S9 is rumoured to sport a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge Infinity Display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, a pressure-sensitive Home button and a dual-camera setup. It should also ship running Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung used to unveil all of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones ahead of MWC, but the Galaxy Note 7 debacle threw a spanner in the works, forcing it to delay the release of the Galaxy S8 – so it looks like it’s going back to its roots.

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