Samsung has a tradition of releasing their S-series of smartphones by the starting of Q2 every year. However, it seems like this year, it should be releasing a bit earlier than what you may have anticipated. The South Korean company is well-known for setting trends and industry standards in the market and with the S9, it seems like the reveal of what Samsung has been working on isn’t that far.
Well-reputed leaker, Evan Blass, has recently brought in some excellent news via a “C-Level executive at a Case Manufacturer” who allegedly leaked the release and debut dates of the Samsung Galaxy S9. According to what Evan Blass has leaked, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is supposed to be revealed by the 26th of February and would ship by the 16th of March 2018. Additional details include its pre-order date where fans of the phone would be able to pre-order the phone through Samsung on the 1st of March 2018. That’s just when MWC starts which really makes me rethink of Samsung’s plans to go back to MWC 2018. For further assurance here’s Evan’s tweet.
According to a C-level executive at a major casemaker, the go-to-market schedule for Galaxy S9 / S9+ is as follows:
Launch – 2/26
Pre-orders – 3/1
Ships/releases – 3/16
Based on the leaks we’ve seen to far, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be a tock, rather than a tick. This means that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would be refined and updated versions of their predecessors, no major changes to be seen. So far, based on what OnLeaks has leaked of the Samsung Galaxy S9, it seems like there’s more of an updated to the internals rather than at the shell of the body. His leaks also note that Samsung would finally place the fingerprint sensor beneath the camera lens for easy access.
According to what the rumor mill has been rolling, the Samsung Galaxy S9 should pack 4GB of RAM, a display as large as 6.2″ inches, a dual camera setup exclusive to the S9 and a Snapdragon 845 SoC for the international market while opting in for Samsung’s new Exynos 9810 for certain regions. If true, the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9 should bring a bit more to the table compared to the Snapdragon variant based off of what Samsung has officially been revealing. Not only is the Exynos 9810 40% faster according to Samsung, but it would bring an excellent host of enhancements that should bring it in line with the iPhone X.