How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 +

This event is a trade show fun by GSMA, and it's the place where some of the most important smart devices of the year are launched. Over in the USA, the base Galaxy S9 will retail for $725 directly from Samsung, so it would appear that Europeans do end up paying a bit more. The rumor mill had leaked a real image of the Nokia 7 Plus Android One phone. Of course, a number of people downloaded the Galaxy S9 video before it was pulled, and you can watch the full thing below.

Both phones will be the first to utilize Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 processors, which promise zippier power and longer battery life. The S9 will feature a 5.8-inch display while the S9+ will keep the 6.2-inch screen, both the same sizes as the S8 and S8+. A dual rear camera on the bigger variant might also push more users to consider this, especially if they wish to get the latest camera capabilities on their phone. The bigger S9 Plus will apparently pack dual 12-megapixel rear cameras - a first for the Galaxy S family, even if the Note 8 picked up a second camera a year ago. "Reimagined" tagline that Samsung revealed earlier this month. In this case, the Galaxy S8 should have got the price cut, but the Galaxy S7 Edge swooped right in to steal some limelight.

With the Galaxy S9 series, leaked specifications and images have already given away key details on what will be unveiled.

Moreover, the cost of Galaxy S9 has become the talk of the town hours before its launch and tech savvies are going gaga over a few leaks, surfaced online on recent days.

Although we know nearly everything about these phones, all of it is based on rumors and leaks, just waiting to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, a Nokia 9 is also likely. This will be an affordable phone, most likely priced under Rs 5000 in India, and will have entry-level specs.

While new flagship smartphones bring enormous joy, price cuts on previous models is a general practice among brands that many are watchful of.

On top of an already impressive list of camera features that include dual lenses, wide-angle low-distortion lenses, and the all-glass Crystal Clear Lens, Vision AI makes the camera of the LG V30 even smarter and easier to use. But the Xperia XZ2 may turn out to be a phone that finally brings something fresher, a new look to the Xperia phones.

ASUS is expected to show off a new ZenFone 5 and possibly a Lite version as well. The phone comes with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.

This year don't expect major physical design changes, as it's mostly a "component upgrade", according to Evan Blass, writing about the phones at Venture Beat.

While we're expecting the conference to be very much focused on the two new phones, we're still waiting for more information surrounding the Galaxy world. In the past, BlackBerry's revealed phones outside of MWC, while services are included within. Similar is the sentiment from Huawei, although we know that the flagship Huawei P20 will possibly come only in March.

  • Carolyn Briggs