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In a move that probably won't surprise anyone, Samsung president of mobile business Dongjin "DJ" Koh has officially confirmed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 isn't being shown off at CES in Las Vegas this week. Instead, the new flagship smartphone will make its formal debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next month.

For last year's Galaxy S8 reveal, Samsung hosted a special event about a month after MWC. So, in some ways, they're a little more ahead of schedule this year even if they're missing the shot to show it off at CES.

And maybe that's for the best, seeing how the entire trade show floor was without power for two hours earlier today. Blame on the rain, I guess? You'd think that the world's biggest tech show would have a handle on the power situation. But I digress.

Seeing how much everyone loved the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, present company included, we have every reason to think that we'll be just as enamored with the Galaxy S9 too. And we also have every reason to believe that there'll be a Galaxy S9 Plus too, because why wouldn't there be?

The Galaxy S9 will likely take on a form factor very similar to that of the Galaxy S8 with the dual-edged Infinity Display. It probably won't have the in-screen fingerprint reader we're hoping for (they'll just move it below the camera on the back instead of beside it), but it will likely be the first to come with 512GB of internal storage.



As far as the Samsung foldable phone goes, Koh said that they're planning to launch it next year. The biggest obstacle is the user experience (UX) and not necessarily hardware restrictions. Some people say Android is to blame. Whatever the case, it'll probably be more elegant than some other attempts at the form factor.

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