SAM­SUNG CON­FIRMS NEW S9 AT CES FE­BRU­ARY LAUNCH

SmartHouse - - CES 2018 // Samsung -

Sam­sung has fi­nally con­firmed that it will re­lease a new S9 in Europe next month at Mo­bile World congress in Barcelona.

Sam­sung Pres­i­dent DJ Koh an­nounced at CES that the flag­ship phone which is set to add more pres­sure to Ap­ple’s iPhone woes that the new de­vice will go on sale in March.

Sam­sung un­veiled the Galaxy S8 last year at an Un­packed Event in March in New York and start sell­ing the de­vice in April. The un­veil­ing of the Galaxy S9 comes a month ear­lier.

Koh also con­firmed that the com­pany was plan­ning to launch a fold­able phone some­time next year. Last year he told re­porters in South Korea that the com­pany was tar­get­ing a launch this year.

Whether Sam­sung will hold a sep­a­rate Un­packed event, or sim­ply hold a press con­fer­ence within MWC re­mains to be seen.

The launch by such a high pro­file mo­bile man­u­fac­turer is cer­tain to pry at­ten­tion away from man­u­fac­tur­ers like LG, Mo­torola and Huawei who are all ru­moured to have an­nounce­ments prepped for MWC.

Ear­lier ru­mours had sug­gested Sam­sung would pre­view the Galaxy S9 this week at CES, but that failed to ma­te­ri­alise.

As for the phone it­self, the S9 and S9+ are thought to of­fer mod­est up­grades on last years nearper­fect hand­sets.

The de­sign is ex­pected to be the same, save for a slight repo­si­tion­ing of the fin­ger­print sen­sor to sit be­neath the cam­era.

The Exynos/Snap­dragon pro­ces­sors will al­most cer­tainly get an up­grade, while ru­mours have sug­gested a new cam­era ca­pa­ble of shoot­ing video at 1,000 frames per sec­ond.

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