Samsung is yet to confirm when it’s going to unveil the Galaxy S9. The existing flagship, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, were unveiled earlier this year at a special event in New York City. Samsung pulled out all the stops as these handsets were its first flagship smartphones following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year. According to a new report, the Galaxy S9 might be launched a month ahead of its predecessor next year.
Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that Samsung is planning to introduce the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ by late February. It’s also aiming to release the handsets by March.
This would give it a month’s lead over the Galaxy S8 which was unveiled at the end of March this year and released in mid-April. The scribe does add that the release plans for the new models “are still fluid” and there’s a possibility that they might change.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at this point in time. Perhaps it’s moving up the launch of its new flagship smartphones to bring a brand new iPhone X challenger into the market.
The end of February timeframe suggests that Samsung might unveil the Galaxy S9 at the Mobile World Congress 2018. It has used this stage in the past to unveil new handsets so it’s not entirely impossible for the handset to be launched in Barcelona come February.