Galaxy fans, listen up â€” Samsung is set to announce its new S9 and S9+ devices on Sunday, February 25th. 11 months after the announcement of the S8 and S8+, we’re finally getting our eyes on the new Galaxies, even if we probably know most of the changes already.
Make sure to get your calendar in order â€” the presentation is scheduled for 12 PM EST, or 9 AM PST, piggybacking perfectly off the media attention surrounding Mobile World Congress. If you live in a separate time zone, be sure to convert this time to your area.
You’ll have a couple options on the 25th to watch the S9’s unveiling. Samsung is hosting a stream on its main site. While they don’t specify, it’s likely the stream will be readily visible when loading the page close to 12 PM EST.
According to TechTimes, Samsung is also broadcasting the presentation from its YouTube channel. If you prefer to watch the stream on YouTube’s platform rather than Samsung’s, check out Samsung’s channel right around the event’s start time.
If more streaming options become available, or if Samsung gives users a specific time to tune in, we’ll make appropriate updates this article.
The Galaxy S9 looks to be a modest upgrade over last year’s excellent S8. We’re expecting the S9’s bezels to be slightly slimmer than the already-slim bezels on the S8. Don’t hold your breath for a true “bezel-less” display, though â€” the S9 will still have noticeable top and bottom borders, however, you might forget about them thanks to the fantastically immersive side edges.
The S9 will be the fastest Galaxy phone yet. Packing a Snapdragon 845 in the US and an Exynos 9810 in other markets, we anticipate the S9 to be a true powerhouse of a smartphone. While there are rumors the S9 will ship with a hefty 6 GB of RAM, recent leaks suggest that 4 GB is more on the money.
Rumors heavily suggest another key change from the S8 will be a dual-camera setup, akin to the one on the Note 8. Both cameras are expected to be 16 MP, and might be able to take up to 1,000 photos a second, based on technology that Samsung has already developed.
While we know the announcement is set for the 25th, rumors suggest the new devices will go on sale starting March 16, with pre-orders beginning March 1. Based on a Samsung official’s claims, we expect the S9 to cost anywhere from $780 to $880.
There’s a lot more to dig into when it comes to the S9 and its new features. For all the latest buzz, check out our rumor roundup below.