Samsung will unveil the future of its Galaxy S line on Sunday, February 25, when the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9. You can watch the festivities unfold right here.
The Galaxy S9 event kicks off on Sunday, February 25 at 9 a.m. EST.
If you're in the market for a new Android smartphone, this is the announcement to watch. Samsung regularly sets a high bar for others to follow, and we're fully expecting the company's newest handset to become the new standard. Last year, the Galaxy S8 was nearly perfect; it's looking like the Galaxy S9 will be even better.
Over the past few weeks, everything there is to know about the Galaxy S9 has leaked out. It'll reportedly come in several different colors (black, purple, blue, and gray), feature Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 845 processor, and feature Android 8.0.
But Samsung is doing things a little differently this year. The Galaxy S9 Plus will not only feature a larger screen, as per usual, but improved specs, including a bigger battery, more RAM and a dual-camera setup. Samsung's approach is not unlike what Apple does with its iPhone.
We'll know much more about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus on Sunday. You can read up on what else to expect in the links down below.
Of course the Galaxy S9 will be sold in traditional colors like black and silver, but Samsung wants to generate even more interest through colors you don't normally see on any phone.
Evan Blass, the mobile industry insider at VentureBeat, just revealed two colors that Samsung plans to implement for its next flagship. One is a slightly different shade from last year's Galaxy S8, and the other is returning for this year's Galaxy S9. Blass first leaked the Lilac Purple model with an image attached, and it resembles the Orchid Gray used in 2017. The name, though, tells you there's much more purple than gray in the color.
Here's what the Galaxy S9 in Lilac Purple looks like:
...in Lilac Purple. pic.twitter.com/p506mqDci4— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 5, 2018
The second color Blass leaked is Coral Blue. Samsung's used this before, most recently on the Galaxy S8. But it wasn't until the summer when the Galaxy S8 in Coral Blue arrived. There's a chance that, with the designs being so similar, Samsung wants to get every color onto the market as soon as possible to avoid consumers getting bored quickly.
If you're wondering what the specifications will be, check out Blass' leak from two weeks ago. Pretty much everything there is to know about Samsung's 2018 flagship was shared.
Samsung's MWC 2018 event to launch the Galaxy S9 will take place on February 25. Despite most details being leaked already, the company should be expected to have a few tricks up its sleeve. Otherwise we're in for a very boring introduction to what will be a very popular product.
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