It was expected that Samsung would tease the launch of its first flagship smartphone of 2018 at CES but it did not. The giants have, however, confirmed that they will announce the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress which is slated to start February 2016.
DJ Koh, chief for Samsung’s mobile business, confirmed this during a press briefing in Las Vegas.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ were arguably the best smartphones of 2017. They brought Samsung right back to where it was – top of the ‘food chain’. And it is obvious that the Korean company wants to emulate last year’s success with this year’s devices.
However, some media outlets have reported that the Galaxy S9 could be $190 more expensive than its predecessor. Last year’s Galaxy Note 8 was a tab bit expensive too, with prices starting at $996.
DJ Koh also used the platform at CES to state that Samsung will come up with Bixby 2.0 in 2018. Bixby is Samsung’s personal smart assistant that wasn’t able to make much of an impact when it was launched into the world of smartphones last year. Samsung’s mobile President also mentioned that all Samsung devices will support Bixby by 2020.
Various pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have appeared online showcasing how Samsung has rectified its mistake of placing a fingerprint scanner alongside the camera lens. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ will probably be the first smartphone from the S-series to come equipped with dual lenses on the back.
We are still in dark about the exact pricing and release date of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. It will probably hit the stores in March and launch here in Nepal sometime later.