No, it is not launching at the Consumer Electronics Show!
While other smartphones manufacturers are blooming in CES 2018, including Chinese manufacturers like Vivo which announced its first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Samsung has dashed hopes for the launch of its most anticipated Galaxy S9 at CES.
But worry not as now we have a confirmation that S9 will be a reality sooner than expected. The South Korean manufacturer has confirmed the launch of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is happening next month.
According to Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh, who appeared in a press conference at CES, the flagship will make its debut in MWC 2018, in February. In addition, Koh said that the release date of the smartphone will also be provided at CES, which will continue for two more days.
Koh also revealed that Bixby 2.0 will also be released later this year and affirmed that the upgraded virtual assistant will be supported by all Samsung devices by 2020. While referring to the uniqueness of Samsung from other tech giants, Koh said,
“Many companies have AI competence, but not many have hardware competence. We started a little later [than others] but we are confident in offering the best experience for consumers.”
Apparently, Samsung is pointing to Huawei here which has been boasting its recent flagship series to have AI-powered chips.
For those who are unaware, Samsung Galaxy S9 has already been rumored to featuring a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display. The smartphone will also feature Samsung’s latest Exynos 9810 chipsets. While the rumors about the Galaxy S9 featuring a 512GB of internal memory are also on the rise, we hope there is truth to these rumors.
The South Korean giant didn’t let Consumer Electronic Show go without any announcement, the company has already announced its 146-inch MicroLED TV at the event dubbed as ‘The Wall’.