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Cases for the Galaxy S9 go up for pre-order, elevate the hype for 2018

by Justin Herrick | December 20, 2017December 20, 2017 8:00 am EST

There haven’t been official invitations sent out for a launch event next year, but all signs are pointing to the Galaxy S9 getting announced at MWC 2018. Numerous reports have indicated Samsung would like to bring its upcoming flagship to the Barcelona-based trade show as international media will be in one place for a few days. It would be a little different since the company’s been hosting standalone events; however, MWC isn’t an unfamiliar venue for Samsung.

While we wait, plenty of leaks and rumors regarding the Galaxy S9 will come forward. Today we have a bunch of Olixar cases made for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ appearing online. Online retailer MobileFun obtained the renders from Olixar, and they show what the 2018 flagship could look like.

Cases for both phones seem how we’d expect considering the information that’s come out in recent weeks. While the Galaxy S9 will look very similar to the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9+ should resemble the Galaxy Note 8. That’s apparent in the dual-camera setup found on the back of the Galaxy S9+. Samsung no longer wants to sell two phones with nearly identical specifications. In order to create unique interest in them, the company will make some changes.

It should be noted that, while Olixar’s cases are likely very accurate representations of what Samsung has in development, these aren’t official. Samsung hasn’t publicly confirmed the design for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. A global launch event, likely held in February or March, will make them official.

Despite the unverified renders, it’s interesting to see Olixar also lists a release date for its cases. Olixar will begin selling its cases for the Galaxy S9 on Wednesday, February 28. MWC 2018, meanwhile, kicks off just two days before. So there’s a possibility that Samsung plans to immediately accept pre-orders and even ship the flagship worldwide during the same week.

The year is almost over, and the amount of Galaxy S9-related leaks are only going to increase when 2018 is upon us. Stick with TechnoBuffalo to keep track of it all.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...