Be the first on your block to sport the Samsung Galaxy S9 wallpaper on your phone

How would you like to be the first person on your block to have the Samsung Galaxy S9 wallpaper on your phone? Thanks to tipster extraordinaire, Evan Blass, this is not a pipe dream. Blass had posted a tweet earlier this afternoon containing the wallpaper that was seen on the renders he sent out the other day. The images, showing Sammy’s 2018 flagship models, are our best look yet of the two handsets that will be unveiled on February 25th in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S9 will come with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood …


Galaxy S9 price and release date tipped for Korea, more expensive than the S8

Hot on the heels of the rumor that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be the most expensive duo in the history of the Galaxy S line now comes a report out of Samsung’s home country that reiterate that speculation, albeit for the home turf of South Korea. The two phones will be available on all three major carriers in Korea, but “although the domestic price of the Galaxy S9 will increase, it will be decided at a level where consumers do not feel burdened,” divulged a source from inside one of those carriers.

How much is that level, compared to the Galaxy S8 starting price in Korea? Well, …

Samsung Germany's Galaxy S9 support page hints that Dual SIM feature is coming to Europe

Some models of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge came with Dual SIM capabilities. This was offered in the form of a hybrid SIM tray (pictured above) that allowed users to employ the second SIM card holder for a microSD card instead. In 2016, the Dual SIM variation using the hybrid SIM tray was available in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Last year, the hybrid SIM tray was again offered in select markets on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. 

What about this year? Thanks to Samsung Germany’s early posting of its support page for the Samsung Galaxy S9, we can tell …

Galaxy S9 and S9+ may be the most expensive Samsung S-line phones ever

Not that it comes as a huge surprise, given that we just had the most expensive year on record in terms of average smartphone prices, but a leaker with a good track record tips that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will fit comfortably into that trend, and become the most expensive phones in the history of Samsung’s flagship S-line. As you may recall, the Galaxy S7 started at $650, its successor Galaxy S8 at $750, and we shudder to think what this might mean for the Galaxy S9. 

Are we looking at an $800 starting price here? Please let Ricciolo be wrong, but, when it comes to pricing, …

New Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders show the phones next to each other


A couple of days ago, Samsung confirmed that it would
officially announce its Galaxy S9 family of smartphones on February 25 at MWC
2018. For now, the company doesn’t want to say much about the S9 series, other
than the fact that it’s going to bring a “reimagined” camera.
Nevertheless, leaked renders – and even videos – have been suggesting that the Galaxy S9
and Galaxy S9+ won’t be too different from the S8 and S8+, at least not when it comes
to design.

 

In case you had any doubts about what the S9 family would
look like, we can now take a peek at two renders that seemingly show the …

Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S9 might look like next to the Galaxy S8

Earlier today, we saw what seem to be the first legit renders showing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. We’re saying that these might be legit because they originate from Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who almost always provides correct details when it comes to unannounced smartphones. At the same time, we can’t be fully certain of the renders’ accuracy. Nevertheless, assuming that these really show the Galaxy S9 and S9+, it appears that the two handsets have thicker side bezels when compared to the S8 and S8+ of last year.
In our comments section (and …

Samsung Galaxy S9 dummy pops up in short video

Smartphone manufacturers often make “dummy” units to the exact specs of their upcoming hot devices. These are distributed to accessory-making partners to make their job easier and help them have products ready as soon as the phone launches. For example, popular case makers can score a dummy to test their new case models against and be ready with any corrections well before the handset is actually announced.

Of course, footage of such dummies will sometimes leak and it looks like this has just happened with a Galaxy S9 dummy unit. At least that’s what the person who leaked the video claims.

What …

Samsung sends out invitations to media for Galaxy S9 unveiling on February 25th

It’s getting closer, which means it is getting real. Samsung today sent out press invitations for the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which will take place during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 25th. That is the day before the MWC trade show in Barcelona begins, traditionally when Samsung would unveil its new flagship models. However, last year Samsung pushed back the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 until March.

This year, it appears that Sammy is reverting back to its old time schedule. The invitations, which don’t mention the Galaxy S9 precisely, show a big purple 9 with the words …

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9: all major differences to expect

The rumor mill is in a full apocalypse mode about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets, and information on anything, from the rear design, to the camera upgrades, is trickling down from places close and far. Until someone put up the eventual Galaxy S9 box for our eyes to feast on, confirming most of the specs we’ve heard so far.
Previously, we didn’t expect grandiose changes in looks, compared to the Galaxy S8, given that Samsung just introduced the Infinity Display design last year, but there will apparently be some, yet the grand upgrades …

Top smartphones we expect seeing at MWC 2018 (Galaxy S9 included)

CES 2018 is now behind us, and while the event brought little in terms of smartphone announcements, think of it as a warm-up prior to a show that’s going to be a lot more spectacular in this respect. That show is Mobile World Congress, scheduled to take place in Barcelona between February 26 and March 1. 

Unlike CES – where you can see all sorts of tech: from self-driving cars to Wi-Fi-capable toasters – MWC is a forum highly focused on mobile technology. Each year it hosts a stage for major and not-so-major smartphone companies to announce their latest products. What …