Samsung confirms launch date of Galaxy S9

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Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will come out next month.

Its first official appearance will be an event that will take place next month so that almost certainly means that it will be Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual event which takes place in Barcelona and kicks off on 26 February.

DJ Koh, the president of Samsung’s mobile division, told ZDNet, that the device’s release date will be revealed at the event with most observers anticipating that it will go on sale in March.

The Galaxy S8 was launched at an event in March last year and released in April.

It is thought that the South Korean giant had been planning to launch the phone in Las Vegas at the CES 2018 event that is currently taking place.

Those in the know were always sceptical about this as the event tends to focus on TVs, smart home devices and broader technology trends rather than specifically on mobile devices.

The S9 will be launched alongside the S9+, with the general consensus being that they will look very similar to their predecessors, which are still some of the most attractive on the market.

Most of the rumours and reports suggest that the most noticeable cosmetic change will be a redesign of the fingerprint scanner, which was small and awkwardly positioned on the S8.

The move to the more central position is expected to make the scanner easier to use as users had complained that it hadn’t be particularly practical.

It’s also expected to keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, which means you’ll be able to use it with both wired and wireless headphones. 

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