Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two fantastic devices. That's why we're so excited about the upcoming S9 and S9+. While we don't expect there to be any revolutionary changes over the S8 line, we're eager for that announcement all the same, which we now know to be February 25th.
First rumored by VentureBeat mobile reporter and infamous smartphone leaker Evan Blass, then later confirmed by Samsung itself, the company plans on announcing the S9 and S9+ on February 25. According to Blass, preorders will start March 1, and the devices will officially release on March 16.
Blass claims his insider info comes from a C-level executive at a major case maker. While leaks and rumors always need to be taken with a grain of salt, he was right about the announcement date. It seems likely, then, that his reporting on the official pre-order and release dates will wind up being right.
In any event, we will know soon enough — the 25th is just over two weeks away. At that time, not only will we be able to confirm all of our technical S9 rumors, but we'll also know when we can pre-order and pick up the new devices.