Being careful not to reveal whether it’s the Galaxy S9 or just the Galaxy 9, Three have put their pre-registration site online already.
Once the thing is actually announced, you’ll be one of the first to know exactly when you can get it and how much it’ll be. However, we’ve already had whispers from our secret spies that pre-orders will start on March 1st, with an apparent availability date of March 16th. It’ll also cost quite a lot of money as you’ll see a bit further down.
If you’re on, or planning to be buying with, EE, they’ve got a pre-reg page too. This at least confirms that both networks will be carrying the thing.
As for details of this new flagship, well, we’ve already added some Galaxy S9 details and pictures, but here’s the headlines. Rumours state that there’ll be an S9 and an S9 Plus announced at Mobile World Congress. They will have 5.8″ and 6.2″ QHD+ Super AMOLED curved screens respectively. As for RAM, it’s either 4GB or 6GB in the S9 (depending on the version) and 6GB RAM in the S9 Plus. The CPU will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the USA and a Samsung Exynos 9810 here in the UK.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) January 25, 2018
Storage options that we’ve got on the rumour-mill are 64GB or 128GB on the S9 with a choice of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB on the S9 Plus. Both devices will have Cat 18 4G (up to 1.2Gbps download speeds), a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Bixby Assistant via a dedicated button (does anyone use this?) plus stereo speakers.
Camera-wise, we’ve got a 12 megapixel dual pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4). It’s a vertical dual rear-facing camera and there’s then an 8 megapixel front-facing camera.
Other details are said to include a USB-C connection, 3.5mm headphone jack (yes, still!), wireless charging support, Bluetooth, NFC and IP68 dust and water resistance.
The launch event will kick of on February 25th. Pricing is expected to start at £789. Sheesh, that’s a lot of cash.
In other news, a new DeX docking station will have a USB-C connection plus two standard USB ports and a HDMI port. The Galaxy S9 will sit flat on this version, with the phone seemingly converted into a touchpad.
— @evshrieks (@evleaks) February 8, 2018