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Samsung Galaxy S9 to launch in MWC 2018: Featuring Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will reportedly be launched in 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Galaxy S9 will feature under-display fingerprint scanner, dual cameras and more.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling Galaxy S9+ are tipped to be announced in February 2018, according to the latest rumor mill about the impending flagship phone from the South Korean manufacturer.

Samsung is will be using the 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC) to unveil the Galaxy S9.

Samsung forced-back the announcement of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year, missing its traditional Mobile World Congress launch event, because of the indefinite delays originated by the battery problems that cuffed the destructible Note 7.

For the last three annual cycles before the Galaxy S8, the South Korean electronics giant company used the highly-popular and world’s largest mobile exhibition to launch the latest generation of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone line to the public.

[agg-ad id=”442″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”438″ align=”left”]The 2018 Mobile World Congress will be running from February 26th to the very first of March next year.

According to a the latest scoop by SamMobile, the Korean OEM will announce a couple of models of its forthcoming Galaxy S9 flagship device.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be launched at MWC 2018 in Barcelona

The model numbers for the new next iteration phones are as follows – SM-G960 and SM-G965 for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, respectively.

Both handsets are suggested to have a bezel-less dual-curved screen display. Samsung is also widely-anticipated to introduce the dual camera system, which have debuted with the Galaxy Note 8, to the Galaxy S series with the launch of S9 and S9+.

The Galaxy Note 8 employs a secondary camera, a telephoto image sensor to create lossless 2x optical zoom on photographic images and video contents. Both sensors on the back panel boasts optical image stabilisation (OIS). Moreover, the company also make use of the dual-camera system to render a DSLR-style bokeh effect behind the subject of the photos. Samsung calls it Live Focus, the new feature allows users to take photographs with bokeh effect for the subject to stand out. Not like the Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and this year’s iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, Samsung enables user to adjust the level of background blur bokeh effect after the picture has been captured.

[agg-ad id=”834″ align=”center”]Samsung missed the chance in ultimately housing an under-display fingerprint scanner on the Note 8. This is the main reason why Samsung have such an awkwardly placed the fingerprint scanner biometric sensor on the back (next to the rear camera) of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. It is most likely why the Cupertino totally erased that idea, well, because there’s no excuse for mediocre design in Jony Ive’s mantra. All this could all change with the release of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 as we’re already learning a lot of reports that the 2018 flagship smartphones will sport an under-display fingerprint scanner, the latest of which points to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Another report tips some of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the South Korean tech firm is widely rumored to produce an all-new series of smartphone that will directly compete against the futuristic iPhone X, dubbed as the Galaxy X.

Just like the iPhone X, this new Galaxy X flagship smartphone will reportedly sport a futuristic features.

The Galaxy X will include a foldable OLED screen display and will allegedly fold-out to the size of a small tablet.

Samsung Galaxy X is anticipated to be released in very limited supply.

Some rumors claimed that Samsung will only or initially release the Galaxy X in its homeland, before gradually rolling it out to the global market later in 2018.

Jullie Anne Mendoza

Jiliane is a Manila-based writer who covers the business, political science and science, the firms that are leading that charge, as well as those that are left behind. She has been writing since 2000, most recently for BuzzFeed Philippines.

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