Samsung confirms Galaxy S9 launch for MWC 2018 this February

It’s official: Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

The firm’s mobile chief DJ Koh broke the news during a press briefing at the Consumer Electronics Sho, reports ZDNet.

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Koh didn’t reveal anything else about the Galaxy S9, unfortunately – though recent leaks point towards it sporting a near-identical design to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8.

The minor cosmetic changes Samsung has implemented are intended to improve on its former flagship’s shortcomings, according to industry sources.

It’s thought to have repositioned the fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S9, for example, nestling it below – rather than next to – the camera sensor. This likely change has been foreshadowed by the placement of the biometric scanner on the newly revealed Galaxy A8.

Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are tipped to ship with an Infinity Display – 5.8 and 6.2-inches, respectively – an all-new Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 processor, and AKG-tuned stereo speakers.

The latter should also benefit from a state-of-the-art dual-camera configuration, equipped with the Live Focus ‘bokeh’ manipulation software that debuted on last year’s Galaxy Note 8.

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