Samsung has announced via press invites that it’ll unveil its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones a day before Mobile World Congress 2018 kicks off in Barcelona. On Sunday, February 25th, we’ll get our first official look at the handsets and see what’s new.
Rumors surrounding the S9 and S9 Plus state we’ll see roughly the same overall designs as last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus but with a repositioned fingerprint reader to make it easier to reach. It’ll sit directly below the camera sensor which is also said to see some major improvements this year such as a variable aperture for light and dark environments. We’ll also likely see new software running on top of Android Oreo and, yes, a headphone jack.
Inside the phones, we expect to see a Snapdragon 845 processor with either 4 or 6GB of RAM. 64GB of baseline storage is also expected. As for batteries, they’ll reportedly get bigger, although it’s hard to say right now.
You’ll be able to watch Samsung’s event at MWC here at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT. Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you all the latest on the Galaxy S9 as it arrives at our news desks.