Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be unveiled in 2018, however, following this year’s happenings with the Galaxy S8, there are uncertainties on the phone’s release date.
Prior to the Galaxy S8, we had grown to know that the company’s S series is usually announced at the MWC events in Barcelona. While many are adamant that this could be the case with respect to Samsung Galaxy S9, there hasn’t been any solid indicator that this would indeed be the case. But as at the time of this writing, there’s something that has just popped up suggesting the Galaxy S9 will be unveiled in February 2018, which is when the MWC 2018 event will be held.
In a new image shared by tipster Ice Universe, a person who is continuously growing their reputation when it comes to getting hands on Samsung-related leaks, it’s possible that the new Samsung Galaxy S9 will not be the only new thing that comes from the South Korean company at the time of launch. Apparently, the phone may also ship with a new user interface dubbed AiUX, which basically points to an AI-powered phone.
We’ve seen a good number of OEMs turning to AI as a way to stay unique in the market, the latest being Huawei’s Mate 10. With this in mind, it makes sense that Samsung would also take the same direction with the Galaxy S9, which would also benefit the continued push for Bixby, the company’s take on Google Assistant, Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana.
Even though the details of the Samsung Galaxy S9 remain unclear, we expect to see a number of features from the Galaxy S8 as well as a bunch of new ones. The design should remain largely unchanged, but expect a new Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 processor alongside a dual camera lens, at least on the Galaxy S9+, if rumors are to be believed. The phone should also run Android Oreo out of the box, probably with the new AiUX skin on top.