The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be officially announced at MWC 2018 and its likely going to happen on February 26. Samsung’s event details were spotted on the official MWC website, confirming the likely launch of the new flagships. The event details page comes with the Samsung logo attached, and an image showing the exact place, date and time of the presentation. According to the official web page, the new flagships of the Korean giant will be showcased on Monday 26th February in an event which will be held from 15.00 to 18.30 local time.
The location in which the event (Samsung Mobile Enterprise Summit) will be held is “Hall 8.0 NEXTech Theatre A”. February 26 is the date on which Mobile World Congress 2018 will start in Barcelona and the location mentioned will be included in the trade show. So this leaked info kind of confirms that the flagships will be unveiled at MWC 2018. But it is worth mentioning that Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything about this event, at least not yet.
The doors will be open from 14.00 for people to attend the event. Several leaks have surfaced about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, so we don’t have to wait until the reveal date to know the important features about the handsets. Aesthetically, the phones will just be a slight upgrade over their predecessor. There will still be an Infinity Display on the front panel, but the screen-to-body ratio will be higher, thanks to narrower bezels. The displays will have sizes of 5.77 and 6.22 inches, respectively. The back side should be made of glass just like the predecessors, while the frame should be made of metal. Expect the IP68 certification for water and dust-resistance. Under the hood, the handsets will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the U.S. version and an octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810.
Both the processors have an integrated module for artificial intelligence, so they will be able to perform smart tasks. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to come with very interesting cameras which will have a variable aperture. It will be possible to switch from f/1.5 to f/2.4 depending on the light conditions, to make more or less light to enter the sensor. While the standard version of Samsung Galaxy S9 will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, the Plus version is said to have 6 GB of RAM. The phones might come in a bundle with a new version of DeX called DeX Pad, which will allow to use the phones as touch pads while connected to a monitor. Also, note that only the Plus version will get a dual camera setup, while the standard version will have a single camera. This time, the fingerprint reader will be positioned under the rear camera, so it will not be uncomfortable to use it. This basically concludes the rumors that we have seen till date about the two handsets.